BEIJING (AP) — China accused the U.S. of staging a show of force by sailing two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning.
BATH, Maine (AP) — For the first time in two years, a destroyer built at Bath Iron Works headed to sea on Wednesday to begin builder trials.
BEIJING (AP) — China says it tracked a U.S. Navy warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait and has its forces in the area on high alert, as tensions between the world's two largest economies...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard has a $936 million Navy contract modification to build another destroyer equipped to launch guided missiles. This comes in addition to a $5.1...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Wisconsin shipbuilder won a contract for up to 10 frigates on Tuesday, beating out three other shipbuilders, as the Navy seeks to build smaller, lethal warships during a...
BATH, Maine (AP) — The newest destroyer under construction at Maine's Bath Iron Works will provide a boost to the Navy's ballistic missile defense capabilities.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American warship was “aggressively approached” by a Russian Navy ship in the North Arabian Sea, the U.S. Navy said Friday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards,...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Navy will name a ship after the late Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who was a Navy veteran.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of late Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar.
Sen. Todd Young announced Wednesday that Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and...
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy will christen a new guided missile destroyer, the USS Daniel Inouye, during a ceremony in Maine.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii will speak at Saturday's...
LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is naming a guided-missile destroyer after a Michigan man who served as a hospital corpsman and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the...
BATH, Maine (AP) — Maine's Bath Iron Works is going to be building another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the U.S. Navy.
The company and three members of Maine's congressional delegation announced Friday that the Navy is exercising its option to build a fifth destroyer in Bath.
The Navy had already committed to building four of the destroyers in Maine, one each year from 2019 through 2022.
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer is being named for a Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War.
The commissioning ceremony for the USS Thomas Hudner is scheduled for Saturday in Boston.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works celebrated construction of a new warship Friday with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in attendance.
The ceremony marked the start of construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named for an Irish-born Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross. Later, another destroyer departed from the shipyard in Bath.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it's awarded a ship's $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works to build four new destroyers.
The Navy announced Friday that it awarded the contract to the Bath shipyard as part of a plan to build 10 new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Competitor Huntington Ingalls of Mississippi will build six destroyers.
The contracts contain options for additional ships if Congress appropriates more money.
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.
BATH, Maine (AP) — A Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Vietnam War is getting to see a warship bearing his name take shape in Maine.
Retired Col. Harvey C. Barnum Jr. was on hand Thursday for the official start of fabrication on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer at Bath Iron Works.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Navy has submitted a request for proposals for more destroyers to be built by either Maine's Bath Iron Works or Mississippi's Ingalls shipyard, or both.
The Naval Sea Systems Command issued its final request on Thursday for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers built with ballistic missile defense capability.
The contract covers the fiscal years 2018 through 2022.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee has gotten a firsthand look at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works.
Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island toured the future USS Michael Monsoor and met with supervisors on Friday in Bath, Maine.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded Maine's Bath Iron Works funding for the planning and construction of two more Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
The awards were announced Thursday and were expected but are good news nonetheless.
Bath Iron Works president Dirk Lesko says the contracts "help to stabilize our business." He thanks Maine's congressional delegation and the Navy secretary for their efforts and leadership.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The union representing 750 employees at Bath Iron Works approved a contract Saturday, avoiding a strike that was set to begin after the stroke of midnight.
Bath Marine Draftsmen's Association Local 3999 authorized a strike last weekend. Negotiations continued through Friday, a mediator was brought in to assist, and an agreement was ratified Saturday afternoon, shipyard spokesman David Hench said.
The shipyard is "pleased to have an agreement," Hench said in a statement.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The defense department is a big winner in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget, but the money isn't necessarily tricking down to Bath Iron Works in Maine.
The Trump budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 includes money for eight extra Navy ships, including two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers like those built at Bath. It also includes an additional aircraft carrier, two Virginia-class submarines, one Littoral Combat Ship, and two auxiliary ships.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The future USS Peralta is becoming property of the U.S. Navy.
The paperwork is being completed Friday to transfer ownership of the guided-missile destroyer from Bath Iron Works, which built the ship.
The Peralta is the first of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be built at Bath Iron Works since the Navy ended the program, and then restarted it in 2010. The 65th destroyer in the class will incorporate upgraded radar and missiles for ballistic missile defense.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of the U.S. Navy's newest warships is going to be commissioned in Charleston, South Carolina, home of its Marine Corps namesake and recipient of the Medal of Honor.
LOVELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine artist who created a portrait of the late Adm. Arleigh Burke says the painting is AWOL.
Roger Williams of Lovell wants to know that happened to the painting he donated 25 years ago when a guided-missile destroyer bearing the Navy hero's name was commissioned.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The USS Ramage will return to the Ingalls Shipbuilding's Pascagoula shipyard on Nov. 21 for an overhaul.
The destroyer was built at Ingalls in the mid-1990s.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says two destroyers will be named for Marines who received the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II.
The 509-foot-long Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be the first ships named for Jack H. Lucas and Louis H. Wilson Jr., he said during a ceremony Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.