Complete coverage on

U.S. Navy

Latest Stories

Navy drone crashes in Marylandupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 14:44:00

A U.S. Navy drone crashed Monday in marshy area near Salisbury, Maryland, military officials said.

2 of first female U.S. Navy submariners investigated for fraudupdated: Tue May 01 2012 12:58:00

Two of the first women to be chosen by the U.S. Navy to serve on submarines have had their duties reassigned and are being investigated for fraud, according to U.S. Navy officials.

U.S. Navy rescues Iranian in capsized boatupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 18:57:00

The U.S. Navy rescued a survivor from an Iranian cargo vessel that sank in the Persian Gulf, killing at least three other crew members, the military said Sunday.

U.S. Navy rescues Iranian sailorsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 11:48:00

U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Kidd rescue 13 Iranian sailors from a hijacked fishing boat in the Persian Gulf.

U.S. Navy won't tolerate 'disruption' through Strait of Hormuzupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 09:36:00

The U.S. Navy said Iran's threat to block the strategically and economically important Strait of Hormuz is unacceptable.

Secretary expresses pride in U.S. disaster effortsupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 08:38:00

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wrapped up his stop in Japan Wednesday with a visit to the USS Blue Ridge, the command and control ship that oversaw the U.S. Navy's response to last March's earthquake disaster in northern Japan.

Top Navy officer warns piracy may spill over into terrorismupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 17:58:00

A senior U.S. Navy officer is warning that piracy may become an increasingly dangerous and expensive problem, especially if it intersects with terrorism.

U.S. Navy trains dolphins for warupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 11:35:00

CNN's Kaj Larsen sees firsthand how the Navy trains dolphins. For more, watch CNN Presents Sunday, July 31, 8p ET/PT.

Sixth and seventh Somalis enter guilty pleas in piracy trialupdated: Tue May 24 2011 16:00:00

After cruising the high seas for nine days, a young crew of Somali and Yemeni pirates spotted a U.S.-flagged yacht and boarded the vessel unbeknownst to its sleeping passengers in the hopes of cashing in on a big ransom, according to a court statement of facts.

2 killed in California F/A-18 crashupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 19:44:00

Two crew members on a routine training flight were killed Wednesday when an F/A-18F aircraft crashed near Naval Air Station Lemoore in central California, the U.S. Navy said.

U.S. Navy thwarts pirate attack off Oman, officials sayupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 21:30:00

An attempted pirate attack was disrupted by U.S. Navy forces supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, officials said Friday.

Navy says radiation releases pose challenging environmentupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 07:23:00

The ongoing radioactivity releases from damaged nuclear reactors in Japan after last week's historic earthquake are creating "one of the most challenging humanitarian operations ever conducted," according to Cmdr. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet in Japan.

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier detects radiationupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:16:00

U.S. Navy personnel are taking precautionary measures after instruments aboard an aircraft carrier docked in Japan detected low levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Navy said Tuesday.

'This is serious business'updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:16:00

Anderson Cooper speaks to Jim Walsh and Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the latest nuclear health warnings issued in Japan.

U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected Indian Ocean piratesupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 05:48:00

A U.S. Navy ship came to the rescue of an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean on Saturday after four suspected pirates climbed aboard.

U.S. Navy disrupts pirate attackupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 08:21:00

Two U.S. Navy warships patrolling the Gulf of Oman disrupted an attack Friday by pirates on an oil tanker, the military said Friday.

Americans slain by captors on hijacked yacht; pirates killed, arrestedupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 06:19:00

A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically Tuesday for four Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said.

Hijacked yachters' last momentsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 06:19:00

U.S. military is on the scene where pirates killed four Americans off the coast of Africa. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

U.S. Navy trailing boat believed to hold hijacked Americansupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 13:07:00

A U.S. Navy warship and helicopters are trailing a boat believed to be the one that was hijacked by Somali pirates over the weekend, a senior military source with knowledge of the operation told CNN. Four Americans were manning the boat.

U.S. Navy bombarded with Facebook complaints on use of 'Arabian Gulf'updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 18:55:00

The U.S. Navy's Facebook page is awash with thousands of pro-Iranian messages protesting the force's designation of the "Arabian Gulf" instead of the "Persian Gulf."

U.S. Navy vessel assists two adrift Iraniansupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 23:07:00

A U.S. Navy destroyer helped two Iranian civilian sailors found Thursday floating in a life raft in the Persian Gulf.

Skiff sinks in Gulf of Aden; 13 people dieupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 00:07:00

Thirteen people aboard a skiff drowned Monday in the Gulf of Aden as the crew of the U.S. destroyer Winston S. Churchill attempted to assist the disabled vessel, a military statement said.

U.S. rescues 8 Iranian sailorsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 22:13:00

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman rescued eight Iranian mariners in the Arabian Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. Navy said Thursday.

U.S. Navy rescues Iranian sailors, military saysupdated: Tue May 18 2010 14:37:00

A United States Navy ship rescued six stranded Iranian sailors last week, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Women submariners: Trailblazers by timing, sub sailors by choiceupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:20:00

For 11 women soon to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, the school's bucolic grounds and these warm, sun-washed spring days are about to give way to another world: preparing for life undersea, as the first women to serve on U.S. Navy submarines.

Iran expected to begin Gulf exercisesupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 20:32:00

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is expected to begin air, land and sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, perhaps as soon as Thursday, according to Iran's IRIB news agency.

Suspected pirates nabbed after skirmish with U.S. Navy shipupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:48:00

A group of suspected pirates was captured Thursday after attacking a U.S. Navy frigate in the Indian Ocean, according to a statement released by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

Pirates foiled in a second attack on Maersk Alabama cargo shipupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 08:18:00

A U.S.-flagged ship that played a central role in a bloody hijacking drama last spring was attacked again Wednesday, a busy day for piracy in the dangerous waters off the east coast of Africa.

Navy sub commander relieved of duty after collisionupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 14:09:00

The commander of a U.S. Navy submarine that collided with another Navy ship last month has been relieved of duty, according to a U.S. Navy statement issued Tuesday.

Pirates vow to kill U.S., French sailorsupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 13:48:00

Two pirates in Somalia vowed revenge Monday, after the U.S. military killed three pirates and freed a U.S. ship captain who had been held hostage for several days.

Captain in 'imminent' dangerupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 22:36:00

Authorities say Capt. Richard Phillips' life was in danger before he was rescued by the U.S. Navy. CNN's Barbara Starr reports

U.S. negotiators try to persuade pirates to free captainupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 07:53:00

Negotiators aboard a U.S. Navy warship are trying to secure the release of an American freighter captain who is being held by pirates on a lifeboat off the coast of Somalia, according to Maersk Line Ltd.

As piracy surges, U.S. warns of dangers off Somali coastupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 07:59:00

A sudden surge of pirate attacks off the coast of eastern Somalia in recent days has prompted the U.S. military to put out a new alert to mariners, warning of increased danger in the region.

Officials: Light, booms in sky likely falling Russian boosterupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 09:49:00

The mysterious burst of light in the sky and loud booms witnessed Sunday night by residents along the Mid-Atlantic coastline was likely caused by a Russian rocket booster re-entering the atmosphere, said an official at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

U.S., Japan mobilize for N. Korean launchupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 18:29:00

Japan is mobilizing its missile defense system, and U.S. Navy ships are deploying to the Sea of Japan, as North Korea prepares to launch a rocket that is expected next month, officials said.

N. Korea missile 'a concern'updated: Fri Mar 27 2009 18:29:00

Adm. Mike Mullen says North Korea is on the path to building a missile that would be able to reach the U.S.

U.S. destroyers on move as N. Korea prepares rocket launchupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 23:03:00

U.S. Navy ships capable of shooting down ballistic missiles are being moved to the Sea of Japan, a Navy spokesman said.

U.S. Navy vessels in Bahrain for evaluation after collisionupdated: Sat Mar 21 2009 17:26:00

A U.S. Navy submarine and a Navy amphibious ship that collided Friday in the Strait of Hormuz south of Iran have arrived in Bahrain to be assessed for damage, the Navy said.

Russian planes again fly over U.S. Navy shipsupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 18:21:00

Russian military aircraft flew just 500 feet over two U.S. Navy ships this week as the ships participated in a joint military exercise with South Korea in the Sea of Japan, according to U.S. military officials.

Undersea bombs threaten marine lifeupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 13:16:00

Beyond the golden beaches and beneath the blue waters of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques is a site that resembles more of a munitions graveyard than a Caribbean paradise.

U.S. Navy captures more suspected pirates off Somaliaupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 15:04:00

The U.S. Navy arrested nine more suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia Thursday -- the second capture in two days -- after receiving a distress call from an Indian-flagged commercial ship.

Navy creates force devoted to fighting piracyupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 13:09:00

The U.S. Navy has started a force to battle pirates attacking ships in and near the Gulf of Aden off Somalia's coast, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said Thursday.

Whale argumentupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:27:00

The U.S. Navy is locked in a battle with environmentalists over its use of sonar during exercises off the Pacific coast.

Crew member of hijacked ship dead, Somali town official saysupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 02:45:00

A crew member of a Ukrainian vessel pirates seized off the African coast last week has died, a Somali town commissioner said Sunday.

U.S. ship fires shots toward boats off Somaliaupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 11:36:00

Security forces aboard a U.S. naval vessel fired warning shots toward two approaching small boats off the Somali coast Tuesday, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

European Court backs UK hacker extraditionupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 08:58:00

The European Court of Human Rights cleared the way Thursday for the extradition of a British man to the United States, where prosecutors say he hacked into computers at a variety of military installations including the Pentagon, U.S. Navy, and NASA.

Happy hour -- career friend or foe?updated: Mon Jul 28 2008 09:55:00

The term "happy hour" may have been created by the U.S. Navy to describe a designated period of time for entertainment and refreshment.

Sailor treated for burns after fire on carrierupdated: Fri May 23 2008 17:39:00

One sailor was treated for first-degree burns and 23 others for heat stress after a fire on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier burned for hours, the Navy said Friday.

French hostages releasedupdated: Mon May 05 2008 16:20:00

The French military took in six suspected pirates seeking 2 million dollars. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

Iran denies confrontation at sea with U.S. Navyupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 07:44:00

Iran denied a report that several of its boats taunted a U.S. Navy vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday night, according to IRNA, Iran's official news agency.

U.S.: Egyptian killed by warning shots updated: Wed Mar 26 2008 09:42:00

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday admitted an Egyptian was killed this week when shots were fired from a military-contracted cargo ship at a boat near the Suez Canal.

Time.com: US Cargo Ship Fires in Suez Canalupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 11:00:00

An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy opened fire on a small Egyptian boat while moving through the Suez Canal, the U.S. military said Tuesday

U.S. sailor in custody in Japanupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 07:37:00

A U.S. sailor sought for information about a taxi driver's killing near a Navy base has been taken into custody and charged with desertion, according to the U.S. Navy.

Navy missile hits dying spy satellite, says Pentagonupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 05:10:00

The U.S. Navy succeeded in its effort to shoot down an inoperable spy satellite before it could crash to Earth and potentially release a cloud of toxic gas, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Spy satellite shootdownupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 16:49:00

President Bush orders the U.S. Navy to shoot down a broken spy satellite. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports

Attorney: 9/11 death penalty trial could create 'nightmare scenario'updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 18:35:00

The trials planned for six suspects in the 9/11 attacks -- in which the government proposes to seek the death penalty -- could be unfair and could leave Khalid Shaikh Mohammed looking like a martyr to his supporters, a former U.S. Navy attorney said Monday.

Warship harassed by Guardupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:43:00

The U.S. Navy releases video of the confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboats in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian boats 'harass' U.S. Navy, officials sayupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 16:03:00

Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats "harassed and provoked" three U.S. Navy ships early Sunday in international waters, the U.S. military said Monday, calling the encounter a "significant" confrontation.

U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf updated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:14:00

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets -- flying off the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman -- crashed Monday night in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Navy officials said.

Time.com: Iranian Boats Harass Navy Shipsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 10:25:00

Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Monday

2 U.S. Navy sailors found dead in Ghanaupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 18:47:00

Two U.S. Navy sailors were found dead Tuesday morning in their hotel room in Tema, Ghana, the Navy said.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards patrol Persian Gulf, U.S. saysupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 19:46:00

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has taken command of Iranian naval operations in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military has revealed.

China stops U.S. Navy dockingupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 01:13:00

China spoils a Thanksgiving for hundreds of U.S. sailors and their families. CNN's Barbara Starr reports

U.S. Navy faces down piratesupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 12:44:00

The Navy persuades pirates to abandon fishing boats held since May off Somalia's coast. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports.

Somali pirates free hostagesupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 12:40:00

Twenty-four sailors of different nationalities were freed Sunday, about six months after pirates took over their ship off the coast of Somalia, a U.S. military official told CNN.

U.S. Navy helps North Koreansupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 12:40:00

North Korean sailors fight off pirates and call in support from the U.S. Navy. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Crew wins deadly pirate battle off Somaliaupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 17:24:00

The crew members of a North Korean freighter regained control of their ship from pirates who hijacked the vessel off Somalia, but not without a deadly fight, the U.S. Navy reported Tuesday.

U.S. warship can't stop pirates off Somaliaupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 10:08:00

A U.S. Navy warship fired shots at pirates who had hijacked a Danish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Somalia but was unsuccessful in blocking the piracy, according to Navy officials.

U.S. warships in Gulf for trainingupdated: Wed May 23 2007 07:37:00

In one of the largest, most visible war games America has staged in the Persian Gulf since the start of the Iraq war, two U.S. aircraft carriers and seven other warships cruised near the Iranian coast Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Oil spikes $5 on rumors of Iran attackupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 17:13:00

U.S. crude futures briefly spiked over $5 a barrel in electronic trading late Tuesday on rumors that Iran fired on U.S. Navy warships.

Officials: Iranian patrol boats probe Iraqi watersupdated: Mon Feb 19 2007 12:03:00

Iranian patrol boats have increased attempts in the last week to assess defenses near Iraqi offshore oil terminals, U.S. military officials said Monday.

U.S. Navy, suspected pirates clashupdated: Sat Mar 18 2006 12:37:00

Two U.S. Navy ships skirmished with a group of suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia Saturday, killing one and wounding five, the Navy said.

Warships aid search for Yemeni escapeesupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 08:38:00

International warships under the command of the U.S. Navy moved Thursday into waters off Yemen, attempting to block possible escape routes for 23 prisoners who escaped last week, a senior U.S. military official said.

'Hacker' held over U.S. Navy breachupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 10:56:00

An 18-year-old suspected Spanish hacker who allegedly breached the top-secret computer security of a U.S. Navy base in San Diego has been arrested, according to the Spanish Civil Guard.

U.S. turns sailor over to Japanupdated: Sat Jan 07 2006 05:35:00

The United States on Saturday handed over a U.S. Navy sailor suspected of killing a Japanese woman to local Japanese authorities, a Navy spokesman said.

Germany frees killer of U.S. diverupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 08:09:00

A Hezbollah militant sentenced to life in Germany for murdering a U.S. Navy diver during the 1985 hijacking of a U.S. jetliner has been freed, officials said.

Remains of Pearl Harbor victim 'X-2' get a name updated: Sat Dec 17 2005 09:09:00

Remains of a U.S. Navy sailor who was listed as missing in action after Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to his family, the Department of Defense said.

U.S. Navy boards ship after pirate attackupdated: Mon Nov 07 2005 09:49:00

U.S. Navy personnel cleared unexploded ordnance from a luxury cruise ship Monday, two days after pirates attacked the vessel off Africa, the U.S. military said.

Original Blue Angel pilot dies at age 86updated: Fri Aug 12 2005 00:57:00

A man whose pioneering flying career with the U.S. Navy began in the age of biplanes and ended in the jet age has died. Retired Navy Capt. Roy "Butch" Voris, an original Blue Angel, died at his home in Monterey, California. He was 86.

U.S. relief crew on way to Russian subupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 03:12:00

A U.S. Navy crew and two robotic submersibles left for Russia's Pacific coast Friday in a race against time to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in a mini-sub, U.S. Naval officials said.

Officials: U.S. submarine hit undersea mountainupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 02:58:00

The U.S. Navy submarine accident that killed one sailor and injured 24 others occurred when the vessel -- traveling at high speed -- hit an undersea mountain head-on, Pentagon officials said Monday.

U.S. Navy helicopter crashes in Indonesiaupdated: Sun Jan 09 2005 21:23:00

A U.S. Navy helicopter participating in tsunami relief efforts crashed on approach to the airfield at Banda Aceh early Monday, with all 10 aboard suffering minor injuries, a Navy spokesman said.

An eye in the skyupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 17:09:00

Hiding in plain sight is a big, slow-moving target that is also a potentially valuable weapon in the war on terror.

U.S. carrier collides with boatupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 08:53:00

The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy has collided with an unidentified dhow while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, the U.S. Navy said.

Boat explosion in Basra kills 2 U.S. Navy sailorsupdated: Sat Apr 24 2004 02:17:00

Two U.S. sailors died Saturday after a small boat they boarded off Basra, Iraq, exploded, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman said.

Fortune: No flag, no convoyupdated: Mon Dec 07 1987 00:01:00

-- While the U.S. Navy is providing escorts for Kuwaiti oil tankers plying the Persian Gulf, it is doing nothing to protect American-owned carriers. That's because most ships do not fly U.S. flags ...

We recommend