2014 CHANGES IN SHIPS’ STATUS
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LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS
Coronado (LCS 4) commissioned Jan. 27 at Austal USA, Mobile,
Ala.; commissioning ceremony held April 5 at Coronado, Calif.
Jackson (LCS 6) christened March 22 at Mobile.
Detroit (LCS 7) christened and launched Oct. 18 at Fincantieri
Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wis.
Montgomery (LCS 8) launched Aug. 6 at Mobile; christened
Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) keel ceremony held April 16 at
Sioux City (LCS 11) keel ceremony held Feb. 19 at Marinette.
Indianapolis (LCS 17) and LCS 19 construction contracts
awarded March 10 to Lockheed Martin.
LCS 18 and LCS 20 construction contracts awarded March
10 to Austal USA.
Avenger (MCM 1) decommissioned and stricken Sept. 30 at
Defender (MCM 2) decommissioned and stricken Oct. 1 at
America (LHA 6) delivered April 10 from Ingalls and placed
“Special, In Service.” Commissioned Oct. 11 at San
Francisco. Homeported at San Diego.
Tripoli (LHA 7) keel ceremony held June 20 at Ingalls.
Denver (LPD 9) decommissioning ceremony held Aug. 14 at
Pearl Harbor; officially decommissioned to reserve Sept. 18.
Somerset (LPD 25) commissioned March 1 at Philadelphia.
Homeported at San Diego.
John P. Murtha (LPD 26) launched Oct. 30 at Ingalls.
Christening scheduled for March 21, 2015.
AUXILARIES AND SUPPORT SHIPS
Millinocket (JHSV 3, ex-Fortitude) delivered to MSC March
21 from Austal USA.
Fall River (JHSV 4) christened Jan. 11 at Austal USA.;
launched Jan. 16. Delivered to MSC Sept. 15.
Trenton (JHSV 5, ex-Resolute) keel ceremony held March 10
at Austal USA; launched Sept. 30.
Observation Island (T-AGM 23) inactivated March 25 at
Mobile; stricken March 31; transferred May 8 to the Maritime
Administration (MARAD) for disposal.
Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25) declared operational March
31 and placed under U.S. Air Force control.
Melville (AGOR 14) stricken Oct. 24.
Knorr (AGOR 15) inactivation scheduled for Dec. 31.
Neil Armstrong (T-AGOR 27) launched Feb. 22 at Dakota
Creek Industries, Anacortes, Wash.; christened March 29.
Sally Ride (T-AGOR 28) launched Aug. 4 at Dakota Creek
Industries; christened Aug. 9.
Sumner (T-AGS 61) placed out of service and stricken Aug. 29.
John Glenn (MLP 2) christened Feb. 1 at General Dynamics
NASSCO, San Diego. Delivered to MSC March 12.
Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3) launched Nov. 6 at NASSCO.
Hamilton (WMSL 753) delivered Sept. 15 from Ingalls.
Commissioned Dec. 6 at homeport of Charleston, S.C.
James (WMSL 754) launched May 3 at Ingalls; christened
Munro (WMSL 755) keel ceremony held Nov. 5 at Ingalls.
Kimball (WMSL 756) construction contract awarded March
31 to Ingalls.
Midgett (WMSL 757) long-lead-time contract executed June
30 with Ingalls.
Gallatin (WHEC 721) decommissioned March 31 at Charleston.
Transferred to Nigeria May 7 at Charleston as NNS Okpabana.
Charles Sexton (WPC 1108) commissioned March 8 at Key
Kathleen Moore (WPC 1109) delivered March 28 from
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.; commissioned May 10 at
Raymond Evans (WPC 1110) renamed from Joseph Napier
during 2013. Delivered June 25 at Key West. Commissioned
Sept. 6 at homeport of Key West.
William Trump (WPC 1111) delivered Nov. 25 at Key West;
commissioning scheduled for January 2015.
Jacob Poroo (WPC 1125) name announced Feb. 2014.
Construction contract awarded July 23 to Bollinger.
WPCs 1126-1130 (unnamed) construction contracts awarded
July 23 to Bollinger.
Jefferson Island (WPB 1340) decommissioned Sept. 19 at
Bainbridge Island (WPB 1343) decommissioned March 17 at
Block Island (WPB 1344) decommissioned March 14 at Fort
Pea Island (WPB 1347) decommissioned March 31 at Key West.
Reuben Lasker (R 228) commissioned May 2 at San Diego.
McArthur II (R 330, ex-Indomitable T-AGOS 7) and
Ka’imimoana (R 333, ex-Titan T-AGOS 15) officially retired
FORMER NAVAL SHIPS
Saratoga (CV 60) scrap contract awarded May 8 to ESCO
Marine, Brownsville, Texas.
Constellation (CV 64) scrap contract awarded June 13 to
International Shipbreaking, Brownsville.
Ogden (LPD 5) sunk as a target July 10 off Hawaii during
the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise.
Fresno (LST 1182) sunk as a target Sept. 15 northeast of
Guam during Exercise Valiant Shield.
Tuscaloosa (LST 1187) sunk as a target July 14 northwest
of Kauai, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2014.
Yellowstone (AD 41) and Shenandoah (AD 44) MARAD
scrap contracts awarded Oct. 21 to ESCO Marine.
Hassayampa (AO 145) MARAD scrap contract awarded
May 7 to All-Star Metals Inc., Brownsville, Texas.
Kawishiwi (AO 146) MARAD scrap contract awarded May 1
to International Shipbreaking.
Ponchatula (AO 148) MARAD scrap contract awarded April
28 to International Shipbreaking.
Platte (AO 186) MARAD scrap contract awarded Sept. 25
to Southern Recycling, New Orleans.
Compiled by Christopher P. Cavas