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US aircraft carrier passes Suez Canal on Iran deployment

Apo - American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Suez Canal Thursday, Egyptian authorities said, as a US strike group heads towards the Gulf amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China said Thursday its navy warned off a French warship that had entered the Taiwan Strait earlier this month and has lodged an official protest over the rare move by a European power.

'At any cost': China warns US Navy over Taiwan

Bejing - A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy Tuesday against any "interference" in support of Taiwan's independence, saying that Beijing would defend its claim to the island "at any cost".

France to join North Korea surveillance at sea

Paris - France will Friday agree to join Japanese navy patrols off North Korea in a fresh sign of efforts to deepen ties and military links between Tokyo and Paris, officials said.

Iran to deploy warships to Atlantic: media

Tehran - Iran is to deploy its newest warship to the Atlantic Ocean on a five-month mission -- the navy's longest in a decade, the conservative Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

Russian seizure of Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea sparks alarm

Kiev - Russia has seized three Ukrainian naval ships in waters near Moscow-annexed Crimea, raising fears of military escalation and prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday.

Race to stop Norway frigate sinking after oil tanker collision

Oslo - An operation was underway Thursday to try to stop a Norwegian navy frigate from sinking after it collided with a Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway.

Russia's only aircraft carrier damaged as floating dock sinks

Moscow - Russia's only aircraft carrier was damaged and a giant floating dock sank after a crane crashed onto the vessel as it was undergoing repairs near the Arctic city of Murmansk on Tuesday.

BAE wins huge Australian frigate contract

Sydney - Australia is awarding Britain's BAE Systems a $26 billion contract to build a new generation of frigates, the British government said Thursday, as the Pacific nation undertakes an ambitious naval programme in part to counter China.

US Navy reactivates its Atlantic 2nd Fleet

Washington - A top US navy admiral announces the re-establishment of the US 2nd Fleet -- a Cold War command disbanded in 2011 -- to patrol the North Atlantic and face a resurgent threat from Russia.

Taiwan stresses Central America ties with navy visit

Corinto - A Taiwanese navy flotilla docked in Nicaragua on Monday in a high-profile visit highlighting ties with Central America and the Caribbean that are shrinking as China presses countries in the region to drop diplomatic relations.

US Navy sees better Iranian behaviour in Gulf

Manama - The Iranian military's behaviour in the Gulf has changed "across the board" in recent months, the US Navy said on Thursday, after years of tensions in the busy waterway.

Chairman of Taiwan navy contract ship firm charged with fraud

Taipei - The chairman of a Taiwan shipbuilding company that won a contract to build six naval ships was charged in a loan fraud case Tuesday, dealing a blow to the island's ambition to grow its domestic defence industry.

US Navy probes alleged drug use by sailors in Japan

Toukyo - The US Navy said Saturday it was probing sailors at a base in Japan over alleged drug use and vowed no tolerance for any misconduct.

Dutch urge probe into WWII mass grave on Java reports

Den Haag - The Netherlands pressed Indonesia on Thursday to probe reports that the remains of Dutch sailors from illegally-salvaged WWII shipwrecks off its coast were dumped in a mass grave.

British navy frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea

London - A Royal Navy frigate escorted a Russian warship on Christmas Day as it passed close to British territorial waters, the ministry of defence said Tuesday at a time of strained relations between London and Moscow.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Seoul - Three US aircraft carriers, accompanied by South Korean warships, launched a joint naval drill Saturday in a fresh show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have dominated US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Seoul - South Korean warships joined three US aircraft carriers Saturday in an unusually strong display of naval force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a focus of US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia.

S. Korea to join three US aircraft carriers in drills

Seoul - South Korean warships will take part in upcoming joint drills involving three US aircraft carriers in a fresh show of force against North Korea, a Seoul military official said Friday.

US carriers in rare Pacific op amid N. Korea tensions

Toukyo - Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday, as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch.

Deadly US naval collisions in Pacific 'avoidable': top admiral

Washington - A pair of collisions in the Pacific that left American 17 sailors dead were avoidable and caused by "multiple failures" of those on watch, the Navy said in a report Wednesday.

Stranded US sailors, dogs rescued after months in Pacific Ocean

Washington - Two American mariners and their canine companions have been rescued after drifting off course and spending months stranded in the Pacific Ocean, the US Navy said Thursday.

Review: Phillip Broussard pleasant on new single 'Just Wanna Believe' Special

Navy veteran and singer-songwriter Phillip Broussard has released his new radio single, the acoustic pop tune "Just Wanna Believe."

S. Korea navy holds major live-fire drills in warning to North

Seoul - South Korea's navy held major live-fire drills Tuesday to warn the North against any provocations at sea, it said, two days after Pyongyang's biggest nuclear test to date.

Remains of all missing sailors recovered from US warship

Singapore - Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 US sailors who went missing after their warship collided with a tanker off Singapore, the US Navy said Monday.

US won't pull back from South China Sea ops: general

Kuala Lumpur - An American general insisted Friday the United States would not pull back from operations in the disputed South China Sea to combat Beijing’s territorial claims despite a series of accidents involving US warships.

US Navy collisions a propaganda windfall for China

Bejing - A spate of deadly collisions involving US Navy warships in Asian waters has provided a propaganda windfall to rivals like China and given already rattled regional allies further reason to fret, analysts say.

Sea search for missing US warship sailors suspended

Singapore - An international search at sea for American sailors missing after their warship collided with a tanker off Singapore was suspended Thursday, with divers set to continue recovery efforts inside the destroyer, the US Navy said.

'Needle in a haystack search' for missing US sailors

- Off the coast of southern Malaysia, rescuers peered through binoculars at vast expanses of ocean Thursday as they zipped along in a speedboat, in a desperate search for US sailors missing after a warship accident.

US Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

Toukyo - The US Navy confirmed Wednesday it had sacked the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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At the end of the evening, a seaman plays the salute to the lowering of the Ensign.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Warrant Officer Willie van Zyl on the saxophone.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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The South African Navy Band performs at UNISA in Pretoria.
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President Obama watching the Navy vs. Army football game
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier, returns to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk
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