New Jersey battle group, WESTPAC, 1986

Aerial view of the first Battleship Battle Group (BBBG) to deploy to the Western Pacific since the Korean War, taken 1 July 1986. [click photo to enlarge]

New Jersey Battleship Battle Group (BBBG), 1 July 1986. Photo credit: USN.

Ships clockwise from bottom of picture:

 

Gulf of Aden: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force convoy schedule for May and June 2014

Gulf of Aden: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force convoy schedule for May and June 2014. Merchant vessels that wish to apply for JMSDF escort operation should visit http://www.mlit.go.jp/en/maritime/maritime_fr2_000000.html, please contact directly the Anti-Piracy Contact and Coordination Office, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT), Japan: Tel: +81-3-5253-8932 Fax: +81-3-5253-1643 Email: INFO-PIRACY@mlit.go.jp

Gulf of Aden: Korean Navy convoy schedule for May and June 2014

Gulf of Aden: Korean Navy convoy schedule for May and June 2014. All merchant vessels wishing to join the convoy group must submit their application forms directly to the ROK naval warship carrying out the mission. The ROK MTG can be reached directly at INMARSAT: 870-773-110-299, Email: rokcheonghae@gmail.com

#OTD 21 May 1941 Royal Navy cruisers intercept German convoy off Crete

HMS Dido, HMS Ajax, and HMS Orion in action off Crete, 21st May 1941. The three cruisers and four destroyers (Janus, Hasty, Hereward, Kimberley) formed “Force D” under Rear-Admiral I.G.Glennie. On the night of 21st May, an Axis convoy of twenty caïques escorted by the Italian destroyer-escort Lupo attempted to land German troops at Maleme.

Interception of enemy convoy off Crete, by Rowland Langmaid, collection of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Replenishing to Fuel the Mission

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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jenna Kaliszewski, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs

USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, at sea (May 8, 2014) – The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) May 8, taking on 600,000 gallons of fuel.

The ship’s crew conducted the UNREP to ensure TR will be stocked with enough fuel to conduct flight operations while underway.

“The ship can hold 3.2 million gallons of fuel,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (fueling) 1st Class Damon St. Ann, the leading petty officer of the below decks fuel operations. “We currently have more than two million gallons aboard.”

Aviation boatswain’s mates (fueling) check the quality of the fuel before beginning the fast-paced onload.

“We check the new fuel for color, water content and quality,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (fueling) 1st Class Chris Blair, the leading petty officer of flight deck fuel operations.
“If the first sample…

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