USNS Tippecanoe – July 23, 2017

July 23, 2017 | History | Military | United States

Vessel USNS TIPPECANOE is an oil products tanker built in 1992 and currently sailing under the flag of USA. USNS TIPPECANOE has 198m length overall and beam of 30m. Her gross tonnage is 25742 tons. USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) Tippecanoe was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce from 16 to Read More

BRP Agta – July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 | Australian | History

The BRP Agta (LC-290) is a landing craft heavy of the Philippine Navy. From 1972 to 2012, it was known as HMAS Balikpapan (L 126) and served the Royal Australian Navy. It was decommissioned on December 2012, was stored until it was sold by the Australian government to the Philippine Navy to assist in improving Read More

USNS Bowditch – July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 | History | Korean

USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) is a Pathfinder-class survey ship. She is the third ship in the class. Bowditch is a part of a 29 ship Special Mission Ship program and operates in the South China Sea. She is named after mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch. On 24 March 2001, Bowditch encountered a People’s Liberation Army Navy Jianghu-III, Read More

USS John S. McCain – July 9, 2017

July 9, 2017 | History | United States

USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. It is part of the Seventh Fleet, and its homeport is the Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 15. This warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., Read More

USNS Carl Brashear – July 04, 2017

July 4, 2017 | History | United States

USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) is a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl Brashear (1931–2006), the first African-American to become a US Navy Master Diver, despite having lost a leg in the 1966 Palomares incident. USNS Carl Brashear at ANCH-E Port Subic Read More