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August 13, 1990
En route to Mediterranean: Aircraft carrier Saratoga, the battleship Wisconsin, one guided-missile cruiser and other support ships. Red Sea: Aircraft carrier Eisenhower, one guided-missile cruiser, one guided-missile destroyer and other support ships. Persian Gulf: The command ship LaSalle, two guided-missile cruisers, three guided-missile frigates and other U.S. Navy support ships. Also, one British destroyer and two French frigates.
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WORLD
November 10, 2009 | John M. Glionna
A North Korean naval ship suffered heavy damage Tuesday during an exchange of gunfire between the two Koreas along a disputed sea border off their western coasts, officials said. There were no reports of casualties, but the North Korean vessel reportedly turned and headed for port after the clash. The North Korean vessel crossed a demarcation line into southern waters about 10:30 a.m., prompting a South Korean warship to fire several warning shots, according to a news release from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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WORLD
November 8, 2002 | Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- Three of the Pentagon's fastest cargo ships have left U.S. shores for Southwest Asian ports, carrying weapons and supplies that would be critical for any move against Iraq, defense officials said Thursday. Two of the ships, the Bob Hope and the Fisher, are carrying state-of-the-art portable bridges capable of moving large numbers of troops and heavy equipment across the Euphrates River quickly.
WORLD
December 27, 2008 | Associated Press
Chinese warships headed toward Somalia on Friday to combat piracy, the first time Beijing has sent its navy on a mission that could involve fighting so far beyond territorial waters. The deployment to the Gulf of Aden, which has been plagued by increasingly bold pirate attacks, is a major step in the navy's evolution from mostly guarding China's coasts to patrolling far from home. The move was welcomed by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN, AND MARC LACEY and TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two huge military supply ships were scheduled to leave Los Angeles Harbor for the Persian Gulf at daybreak today, becoming the first to leave local shipyards on a voyage that one anxious merchant seaman described as "a lot more dangerous than usual." Though U.S. Navy and Defense Department officials would not disclose the specific assignments of the vessels, they did confirm Wednesday that the merchant vessels Cape Ducato and Meteor were slated to join the Navy's deployment in the Middle East.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Fifty-six years after the carrier Yorktown sank in the battle of Midway--at a turning point of World War II--researchers Thursday released the first photograph of the wreckage three miles down on the Pacific Ocean floor. A team of National Geographic researchers working with a San Diego-based U.S.
NEWS
November 16, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Crowing with pride, Russia's air force chief claimed Wednesday that a group of Russian warplanes buzzed the U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk in the Sea of Japan, taking pictures of the reaction on deck, in an episode that flashed back to the cat-and-mouse games of the Cold War. "For the Americans, our planes were a complete surprise," boasted Gen. Anatoly M. Kornukov, the Russian air force's commander in chief. "In the pictures, you can clearly see the panic on deck."
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
Atlantis' space scouts said Friday that they can see ships, planes and other military targets surprisingly well from orbit, although better optics could improve their vision. "I'm surprised at what I can see, more than what I expected to," astronaut Mario Runco Jr. said during a news conference. Runco said the crew has been able to pick out large ships and airplanes with the high-powered cameras and binoculars supplied by the Pentagon.
NEWS
October 2, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A missile fired by the U.S. aircraft carrier Saratoga accidentally struck a Turkish destroyer in the Aegean Sea on Thursday night, killing five people and injuring 15, U.S. military officials reported. The accident occurred about 3:11 p.m. PDT, just after midnight in the Aegean, while the ships were participating in a NATO exercise dubbed Display Determination 92--a multi-national naval exercise carried out to demonstrate the ability of allied ships to work together.
NEWS
July 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
In appearance, it hearkens back to the Civil War ironclad Monitor, but the Navy's newest class of destroyer represents a revolution in modern warship design. Named for Adm. Elmo M. Zumwalt, chief of naval operations in the Vietnam War, the new warship was announced Tuesday by President Clinton. The Navy hopes the Zumwalt-class destroyer, also known as DD-21, will cost less than today's ships, be operated by a crew one-third the size and accurately fire shells three times as far.
WORLD
December 20, 2008 | Associated Press
A Russian anti-submarine destroyer and two logistical warships docked in Cuba in a nonmilitary visit Friday, the first of its kind since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The arrival was an extension of a tour that has included stops in Venezuela and Panama and shows Moscow's desire to flex some muscle in the United States' backyard after Washington supported the former Soviet republic of Georgia in its recent battle with Russia.
WORLD
July 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia announced it is sending warships to patrol Arctic waters for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Patrols by the Northern Fleet's Severomorsk submarine destroyer and Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser will begin Thursday, Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said. Russia began sending aircraft carriers to the Mediterranean Sea in December and resumed long-range bomber patrols in August.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The Coast Guard said it would temporarily stop its review and suspend its pursuit of a $96.1-million refund for faulty ships built by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. pending a Justice Department investigation. The Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security's office of the inspector general are investigating the Coast Guard's Deepwater contracts, including the eight, 123-foot patrol boats found to have structural problems.
WORLD
May 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Myanmar's military government kept a French navy ship carrying relief supplies waiting outside its maritime border. The ship, loaded with food, medications and fresh water, was given the now familiar red light, a response that France's U.N. ambassador, Jean-Maurice Ripert, called "nonsense." The government flew 60 diplomats and United Nations officials to the Irrawaddy River delta to see camps, aid and survivors of Tropical Cyclone Nargis. The diplomats were not swayed. "It was a show," Shari Villarosa, the top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar, said after returning to Yangon.
WORLD
March 1, 2008 | Raed Rafei, Special to The Times
A U.S. decision to dispatch a warship toward the Lebanese coast was denounced Friday by the Iranian- and Syrian-backed militant group Hezbollah. Bush administration officials said that positioning the destroyer Cole from the island of Malta farther east toward Lebanon was an attempt to bolster security in the Levant, which was the site of a 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. "The purpose of the U.S.
WORLD
January 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Iran on Wednesday accused the United States of fabricating video and audio released by the Pentagon that shows Iranian boats confronting U.S. warships near the Persian Gulf. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said that the "allegation is absurd, factually incorrect and reflects the lack of seriousness with which they take this serious incident." The video from Sunday's incident shows small Iranian boats swarming around the U.S. ships in the Strait of Hormuz.
NEWS
March 4, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when virtually every other part of the defense budget is shrinking, the Pentagon's top brass has been fanning across Capitol Hill, making the case for a new "mobility" blueprint that calls for construction of 20 military cargo ships and a fleet of specially designed rail cars. In part, these requests reflect the new clout that Pentagon logistics chiefs are enjoying.
NEWS
February 20, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American helicopters and jets hammered Iraqi tanks, trucks and armored personnel carriers in what one pilot described Tuesday as a "turkey shoot," and a senior U.S. military source said the month-old air campaign is inflicting "horrendous casualties" on Saddam Hussein's forces.
WORLD
December 6, 2007 | From Reuters
Russia said Wednesday that it would start its first major naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea since Soviet times, the latest move by an increasingly assertive Moscow to demonstrate its military might. "The aim of the sorties is to ensure a naval presence in tactically important regions of the world ocean," Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov told President Vladimir V. Putin, who wished the sailors well. The rest of the meeting was closed.
WORLD
November 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A warship from China dropped anchor off Tokyo in the communist nation's first military visit to Japan since World War II. The port call by the guided missile destroyer Shenzhen was part of an exchange that will bring a Japanese warship on a visit to China at a later date. "We have made big strides in our military relations, and your visit symbolizes this progress," Adm. Eiji Yoshikawa, chief of staff for Japan's navy, told the Chinese delegation.
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