2016 CHANGES IN SHIPS’ STATUS
Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) name announced April 11.
John Basilone (DDG 122) name announced Aug. 16.
Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) name announced June 14.
Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) name announced July 28.
Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) name announced Sept. 17.
Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) name announced Sept. 17.
Zumwalt (DDG 1000) delivered May 20 from Bath Iron Works. Commissioned Oct. 15 at Baltimore. Homeported in San Diego.
Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) christened June 18 at Bath Iron Works.
Launched June 19.
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS
Detroit (LCS 7) delivered Aug. 12 from Fincantieri Marinette Marine,
Marinette, Wis. Commissioned Oct. 22 at Detroit.
Montgomery (LCS 8) delivered June 23 from Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.
Commissioned Sept. 10 at Mobile.
Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) delivered Dec. 22 from Austal USA.
Sioux City (LCS 11) christened and launched Jan. 30 at Fincantieri
Wichita (LCS 13) christened and launched Sept. 17 at Fincantieri
Manchester (LCS 14) christened May 7 at Austal USA; launched May 13.
Tulsa (LCS 16) keel ceremony held Jan. 11 at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
Indianapolis (LCS 17) keel ceremony held July 18 at Austal USA.
Charleston (LCS 18) keel ceremony held June 28 at Austal USA.
Marinette (LCS 25) construction contract awarded March 30 to Lockheed
Martin for construction at Marinette Marine; name announced Sept. 22.
Mobile (LCS 26) construction contract awarded March 30 to Austal USA;
name announced Sept. 22.
Bougainville (LHA 8) name announced Nov. 9.
John P. Murtha (LPD 26) delivered May 13 from Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Commissioned Oct. 8 at Philadelphia. Homeported at San Diego.
Portland (LPD 27) launched Feb. 13 at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Christened
AUXILARIES AND SUPPORT SHIPS
Brunswick (EPF 6, ex-JHSV 6) delivered to MSC Jan. 14 from Austal USA.
Carson City (EPF 7, ex-JHSV 7) christened Jan. 16; launched Jan. 20 at
Austal USA. Delivered June 24.
Yuma (EPF 8, ex-JHSV 8) keel ceremony held March 29 at Austal USA.
Christened Aug. 20. Launched Sept. 17.
Puerto Rico (EPF 11) Construction contract awarded to Austal USA Sept.
15. Name announced Dec. 14.
EPF 12 construction contract awarded to Austal USA Sept. 15.
Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 2) keel ceremony held Aug. 2 at General
Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO), San Diego.
Puerto Rico (HST 2) name canceled Feb. 5.
Sally Ride (T-AGOR 28) delivered July 1 from Dakota Creek Industries,
Anacortes, Wash. Placed in service Oct. 28, operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Maury (T-AGS 66) delivered Feb. 16 from VT Halter Marine, Moss Point,
Miss., and placed in service with MSC.
Rainier (T-AOE 7) inactivated Sept. 30 and placed in reserve.
John Lewis (T-AO 205) name announced Jan. 6. Construction contract
awarded June 30 to NASSCO.
Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) construction contract awarded June 30 to
NASSCO; name to be announced December 2016.
Earl Warren (T-AO 207) construction contract awarded June 30 to
NASSCO; name announced Dec. 14.
Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208) construction contract awarded June 30 to
NASSCO; name announced Sept. 20.
Lucy Stone (T-AO 209) construction contract awarded June 30 to
NASSCO; name announced Sept. 19.
Sojourner Truth (T-AO 210) construction contract awarded June 30 to
NASSCO; name announced Sept. 19.
Safeguard (ARS 50) and Grapple (T-ARS 53) placed out of service in reserve Oct. 1.
Navajo (T-ATF 169) inactivated and stricken for disposal Oct. 1.
Munro (WMSL 755) delivered Dec. 16 from Ingalls Shipbuilding; commissioning scheduled for April 1, 2017, at Seattle.
Kimball (WMSL 756) keel ceremony held March 4 at Ingalls Shipbuilding;
launched Dec. 17.
Stone (WMSL 758) long-lead items contract awarded Aug. 30 to Ingalls
Offshore Patrol Cutter (WMSM) construction contract awarded Sept. 15
to Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., Panama City, Fla., for production of
the first cutter with options for eight additional WMSMs.
Boutwell (WHEC 719) decommissioned March 16 at San Diego; transferred to the Philippines July 21 as Andres Bonifacio (FF 17).
Munro (WHEC 724) scheduled to be decommissioned in 2017.
Joseph Napier (WPC 1115) commissioned Jan. 29 at homeport of San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
William Griesser (WPC 1116) delivered Dec. 23, 2015; commissioned
March 11 at homeport of San Juan.
Donald Horsley (ex-Richard Patterson) (WPC 1117) delivered March 5 at
Key West, Fla. Commissioned May 20 at homeport of San Juan.
Joseph Tezanos (WPC 1118) delivered June 22 at Key West; commissioned Aug. 26 at homeport of San Juan.
Rollin Fritch (WPC 1119) delivered Aug. 23 at Key West; commissioned
Nov. 19 at homeport of Cape May, N.J.
Lawrence Lawson (WPC 1120) delivered Oct. 20; to be commissioned in
early 2017 at Cape May.
WPCs 1133–1158 construction ordered May 4 from Bollinger Shipyards
LLC, Lockport, La.
FORMER NAVAL SHIPS
Independence (CV 62) scrap contract awarded Aug. 25 to International
Shipbreaking Ltd., Brownsville, Texas.
Birmingham (SSN 695) recycling reported complete May 31 at Puget
Sound Naval Shipyard.
Jarrett (FFG 33) scrapping reported complete Aug. 1 at Southern
Recycling LLC, New Orleans.
Crommelin (FFG 37) sunk as a target July 19 off Hawaii during Rim of
the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 exercises.
Thach (FFG 43) sunk as a target July 14 off Hawaii during RIMPAC 2016.
Rentz (FFG 46) sunk as a target Sept. 13 in the Pacific.
Reuben James (FFG 57) sunk Jan. 19 off Hawaii as a target for Standard
Missile- 6 missiles.
Compiled by Christopher P. Cavas