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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1990
The battleship Iowa, scene of a horrific explosion that killed 47 sailors, and the battleship New Jersey, whose home port is Long Beach, top the Navy's "mothball" list in its plans to retire two of four battleships next year, Defense Department officials said Wednesday. The proposal to mothball two battleships, submitted to President Bush for the fiscal 1991 budget he will present to Congress on Jan. 29, would halve the number of the heavily armored World War II-era ships.
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May 9, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A predawn fire Tuesday killed one Navy officer and injured a dozen sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer Conyngham, which was left for hours without communications and dead in the water off the North Carolina coast. The blaze forced the captain to evacuate the bridge and the combat information center while the 380-man crew battled the main engine-room fire and a series of secondary fires. The dead officer was identified as Lt. A. Pope Gordon Jr., 34, of Virginia Beach, Va., son of a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a break from the nation's war on terrorism, Coast Guard officials and government dignitaries gathered Friday at Newport Harbor to commission the Narwhal, a state-of-the-art cutter that has been on constant patrol since Sept. 11. "The Coast Guard is on the front line as never before," said Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), who spoke at the commissioning ceremony. "Your task is formidable. I want to thank the crew for its commitment to national security."
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May 30, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Resolving one of the great mysteries of its country's history, the Israeli navy confirmed Saturday that it has found the wreckage of the submarine Dakar, which vanished in 1968 with 69 sailors aboard. The submarine was discovered resting on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea between Cyprus and Crete, near its original route from Britain to Israel, at a depth of nearly 10,000 feet, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
A rusting, barnacle-encrusted World War II-era ship is available as a unique home for the homeless of Los Angeles County, Supervisor Deane Dana announced Tuesday. Dana said a Sacramento company has offered to sell, lease or operate a 328-foot barge--big enough for 400 people--if the county can find a place to anchor or berth it. City and county officials said that would not be easy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They said a reluctant goodby Tuesday to the battleship Missouri, a vessel her captain called "the ship that every sailor in the world envies." There were public officials--politicians like U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, on hand in 1986 when the venerable, 58,000-ton dreadnought was returned to service and who was the principal speaker at Tuesday's decommissioning ceremonies in Long Beach. There were members of her current crew--like Capt. A.L.
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February 13, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Two Soviet warships deliberately bumped two U.S. Navy ships Friday in Soviet-claimed waters in the Black Sea, Pentagon officials said. A Defense Department official said the U.S. government views the incident with "considerable concern," and the State Department filed an official protest with the Soviet Union over the incident.
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March 17, 1991 | Associated Press
A boiler accident Saturday left a Navy frigate dead in the water while on a routine Caribbean patrol. None of the 308 crew members aboard the 441-foot W. S. Sims was injured, officials said. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lane Victory hauled munitions in the South Pacific at the close of World War II. During the Korean War, it ferried troops and evacuated 7,000 civilians as the Communists advanced on Inchon. When the Vietnam War started, the government summoned the aging transport out of the reserve fleet to serve the U.S. military for a third time. Today, the last operational Victory ship, which has been restored by a group of retired merchant seamen in Los Angeles Harbor, is in a new battle.
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June 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
A dramatic confrontation between North and South Korean ships in disputed waters appears to have dealt another setback to reconciliation efforts here by President Kim Dae Jung. Two South Korean navy warships fired nine warning shots Sunday to repel a 9-ton North Korean fishing boat in the Yellow Sea near the border, the South's military command said Tuesday.
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