USS Thach Decommission After 29 years of service
SAN DIEGO – The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) will be decommissioned after more than 29 years of naval service during a ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego.
Hawaiis last frigate USS Reuben James decommissions
Pearl Harbor, HI - USS Reuben James (FFG-57), the last remaining guided-missile frigate homeported in Hawaii, was decommissioned after nearly 30 years of distinguished naval service during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor.
Capturing History: When Navy Ships Decommission
WASHINGTON - Each year, U.S. Navy vessels are decommissioned from active service. Though decommissioning of naval ships is a common occurrence for the Navy, it leaves a lingering question for many former crewmembers, naval history buffs and people who are interested in the ships, "What happens now?"
USS Ford Sailors Finish Ship Decommissioning Preps
NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Wash. - USS Ford (FFG 54), slated to be decommissioned during a ceremony Oct. 31, reached a major milestone Oct. 22 here with the final acceptance of the ship to Naval Sea Systems Command's Inactive Ships Management Office.
Change Of Command 2011
The command of the USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) was passed from Captain Christopher E. Bolt to Lieutenant Commander Ivan A. Jimenez. LCDR Jimenez will be the last Commanding Officer of the "Mighty Eight," which will be decommissioned in June of this year.
USS Crommelin Decommissioned
PEARL HARBOR - Sailors stand in formation in front of the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) during a decommissioning ceremony.
USS Crommelin Crew Uncovers Items from 30-years of Service
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - As crew members secure equipment and offload years of operational gear on the soon-to-be decommissioned USS Crommelin (FFG 37), historical items from years past are emerging, and Sailors are realizing there is more to their task than just shutting off the power.
USS Crommelin Commences Decommissioning
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Though the fires of her engines have been stifled, the crewmembers of the USS Crommelin (FFG 37) are sizzling with activity as they undertake the monumental task of taking a naval warship out of service.
Pacific Partnership Crosses the Line
ABOARD USS CLEVELAND, AT SEA-- Davey Jones arrived aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7), carrying with him orders from his master, King Neptune to cleanse the ship of its pollywogs, or landlubbers who had yet to cross the Equator.