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US Navy at full stretch

20th September 2017 - 15:26 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


US Navy readiness has once again come under scrutiny and action is needed to address challenges including persistent maintenance and training, according to a report.

In 2017 the navy has had four high-profile collisions resulting in the loss of 17 sailors, three of these incidents involved ships homeported in Japan. The fourth involving a mishap off the coast of Malaysia.

As a result, VAdm Phil Sawyer, commander of US Seventh Fleet, relieved the commander of Task Force 70, RAdm Charles Williams and the commander of Destroyer Squadron 15 Capt Jeffrey Bennett. Both were due to a loss of confidence in

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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