USS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : USS
    • Operator : WESTBANK HARBOR SERVICE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 700
  • Location
    • City : PITTSBURGH
    • STATE : PA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 27
  • Size
    • Register length : 45.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 15.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 49.6 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 16.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5.9 Feet
    • Height : 20 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1958
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 278682

WESTBANK HARBOR SERVICE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : OHIO RIVER MILE 123
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

EILEEN JEWEL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

US Nuclear Sub Hits 'Object' in Asia-Pacific

US Nuclear Sub Hits 'Object' in Asia-Pacific

U.S. Navy submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) hit an "object" while submerged in the Asia-Pacific region, but the incident did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the United States military said on Thursday.The incident took place on Saturday and the submarine's nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not impacted and remain operational, the Navy said in a statement.

Video: USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Shock Trials

Video: USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Shock Trials

The U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Monday underwent its third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., rounding out the ship’s Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) and validating its shock hardness and ability to sustain operations in a simulated combat environment using live ordnance.

US Navy Sailor Charged in Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

US Navy Sailor Charged in Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

A U.S. Navy sailor was charged on Thursday with starting a fire last year that burned for four days on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, injuring more than 60 people and destroying the vessel.The sailor, who was not identified by name, was charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and could face court martial, Navy Commander Sean Robertson, a spokesman for the U.S.

U.S. Navy Asserts “Freedom of Navigation” in the South China Sea

U.S. Navy Asserts “Freedom of Navigation” in the South China Sea

“The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.”The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention recognizes the rights and freedoms of all nations to engage in traditional uses of the sea. According to the Department of Defense 2020 Annual Freedom of Navigation Report to Congress

Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Second Constellation-class Frigate

Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Second Constellation-class Frigate

The Department of Defense announced Thursday that the Navy is exercising a $553.8 million option to have Fincantieri Marinette Marine build the second Constellation-class frigate.The Wisconsin shipyard is currently working with the Navy on the detailed design phase of building the first-in-class USS Constellation (FFG-62), a modern guided-missile frigate based partially on the Italian FREMM.

Divers Find Deepest Known Shipwreck USS Johnston

Divers Find Deepest Known Shipwreck USS Johnston

A privately funded mission has found, surveyed and filmed the USS Johnston, the world’s deepest known shipwreck, offshore Samar Island in the Philippines Sea.The expedition was backed by Victor Vescovo, is an entrepreneur, explorer and retired U.S. Navy Commander who personally piloted his submersible DSV Limiting Factor down to the wreck during two separate, eight-hour dives 21,180 feet (6

US Navy Recovers Downed Helicopter from Record Ocean Depth

US Navy Recovers Downed Helicopter from Record Ocean Depth

The U.S. Navy last week retrieved one of its crashed helicopters from 19,075 feet below the surface of the North Pacific, setting a record for the deepest aircraft recovery at sea.The helicopter, a twin engine Sikorsky Seahawk, crashed off the coast of Okinawa, Japan last year while operating from the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19).

Navy to Remove Island on Fire-stricken USS Bonhomme Richard

Navy to Remove Island on Fire-stricken USS Bonhomme Richard

The U.S. Navy has begun the process to remove the island from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of an ongoing inactivation availability for the warship that was destroyed by a major fire in 2020.Salvage contractor Smit Americas started the removal process Tuesday, the Navy said.

Navy Ends Search for Man Overboard from USS Theodore Roosevelt

Navy Ends Search for Man Overboard from USS Theodore Roosevelt

The U.S. Navy called off its search for a sailor missing from aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) after the crewmember reportedly fell overboard off the coast of Southern California.Search and rescue efforts ended at sunset Saturday after Theodore Roosevelt, USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Charleston (LCS 18), USS Portland (LPD 27) the U.S.

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

For the Design issue Greg Trauthwein asked me to write about a favorite ship design. I have no favorite ship design, or should say there are simply too many that are truly worthy of mention.  But when considering favorite designs, ship designers (and builders) do carry a strange curse.

Fire-stricken Warship USS Bonhomme Richard to Be Scrapped

Fire-stricken Warship USS Bonhomme Richard to Be Scrapped

The U.S. Navy announced it will scrap the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), forgoing repairs to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship that was ravaged by a major fire in San Diego in July."We did not come to this decision lightly," said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. "Following an extensive material assessment in which various courses of action were considered and evaluated

General Dynamics Awarded $9.47 Bln Submarine Construction Contract

General Dynamics Awarded $9.47 Bln Submarine Construction Contract

General Dynamics Corp was awarded a $9.47 billion contract for the construction of Columbia class submarines, moving the U.S. Navy's top procurement priority out of the early-construction phase, the Pentagon said on Thursday.The contract for the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines covers the move to full construction of the first ship in the class, the USS Columbia