US Navy surges USS Monterey after destroyer collisions

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy surges cruiser Monterey following recent collisions View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: US 7th Fleet The US Navy has deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and will deploy another destroyer to make up lost ballistic missile defense capability after two guided missile destroyers were severely damaged in recent collisions.USS Monterey departed Naval Station Norfolk October 16, for a surge deployment to the US 5th Fleet and US 6th Fleet areas of operation.An additional destroyer, the USS O’Kane, is to be deployed with the same task. According to USNI News, the USS O’Kane was set for an independent deployment before being tasked to head for the US 7th Fleet area of operations for ballistic missile defense support.The two ships are being deployed after the collisions of USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain earlier this year. The lives of 17 US Navy sailors were lost in the two collisions.The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), a component of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, returned to Naval Station Norfolk January 19 following a 7 1/2 month long deployment to 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations. She is part of the Navy’s optimized fleet response plan.Monterey will ensure a continuous ballistic missile defense presence and uninterrupted support for potential tasking.“I am inspired and motivated by the crew of USS Monterey. I could not be more proud and honored to serve with this crew,” said Capt. Dave Stoner, Monterey’s commanding officer. “The effort and skills demonstrated over the last two months is a testament to the strength and abilities of this crew. These Sailors have epitomized this ship’s motto, ‘Rough in Battle, Ready in Peace’.” US Navy surges cruiser Monterey following recent collisionscenter_img View post tag: USS Monterey View post tag: BMD October 17, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more

Windies can upset the ‘big boys’, says Lloyd

first_imgNOTTINGHAM, England (CMC) – If the West Indies can emulate their performance against Pakistan throughout the World Cup, legendary former captain Clive Lloyd expects them to beat some of the higher-ranked teams.In their opening match on Friday, Oshane Thomas and Andre Russell bowled with pace and accuracy to rout Pakistan for 105, their second lowest score in World Cup history.Chris Gayle then smashed a 33-ball fifty as the Windies eased to a seven-wicket victory with 218 balls to spare.Lloyd lauded the regional team for their performance, especially in light of the fact that Pakistan had proved troublesome in the past.“I think Pakistan have previously given us problems so it was a very admirable performance and I can only wish Jason Holder and the rest of the boys well for the rest of the tournament. I’m sure they will upset a few of the big boys if they play like that,” said Lloyd, the last West Indies captain to win the coveted World Cup.“This game has provef that we have some firepower and that means we can match anybody in this competition. We have to try and test out our batting now, that’s the real test going forward. We have to see how they do when they have to bat first and try and post a good total.“I want to see how we get on if we have to defend a total, but it’s shaping up really well at the moment and they couldn’t have asked for a better start to the tournament. Admittedly, Pakistan were not at their best but I think that was more to with the West Indies pressure as that was a good tactic,” he added.However, Lloyd said he expected a much sterner test when the Windies take on Australia in their next game on Thursday.He said it was now left to be seen if the regional side could perform under pressure.“We just need to see what happens when the pressure is on the West Indies, but the game against Australia should do that as that will be a good test of where we are at.“Australia have got some firepower and some very good batsmen, so that should be an excellent game. That will give you an idea if West Indies can qualify or not,” Lloyd pointed out.“It’s going to be a good test and I also want to see the game against England. That too is going to be quite the contest. England have some real firepower and variety too.”last_img read more