USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 2, 2019

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Dec. 2, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:

292

Ships Underway

Deployed Ships Underway Non-deployed Ships Underway Total Ships Underway
45 19 64

Ships Deployed by Fleet

Fleet Forces 3rd Fleet 4th Fleet 5th Fleet 6th Fleet 7th Fleet Total
0 0 1 19 21 56 97

In Yokosuka, Japan

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Akizuki-class destroyer JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) underway in formation on Oct. 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is in port in Yokosuka, Japan.

In the Western Pacific

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbor provides fueling support to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) during a port visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Nov. 21, 2019. US Navy Photo

USS America (LHA-6) is nearing its new homeport of Sasebo, Japan.

In the Persian Gulf

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Christopher Bordeau operates a jet blast deflector prior to an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the ‘Sidewinders’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Nov. 23, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is in the Persian Gulf. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) had departed its old homeport of Norfolk, Va., in April and will shift homeports to San Diego, Calif., upon completion of deployment. USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) is now operating in U.S. 6th Fleet and on the way to replace the Lincoln.

Aircraft carrier
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), homeported in Norfolk, Va. (shifting to San Diego, Calif., upon completion of deployment)

Carrier Air Wing 7

Sailors taxi an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the ‘Jolly Rogers’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Nov. 25, 2019. US Navy Photo

CVW 7, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., is embarked aboard Lincoln and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
  • The “Sidewinders” of VFA-86 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
  • The “Jolly Rogers” of VFA-103 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
  • The “Pukin’ Dogs” of VFA-143 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
  • The “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Bluetails” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 from Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 from Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Night Dippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 from Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Griffins” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 79 from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 28

An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter flies over the fo’csle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) as Coast Guardsmen prepare to be hoisted into the aircraft on Nov. 9, 2019. US Navy Photo

Destroyer Squadron 28 — USS Lassen (DDG-82), USS Farragut (DDG-99) and USS Forrest Sherman(DDG-98) — are now supporting the Abraham Lincoln CSG.

Guided-missile Cruiser
USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55), homeported in Norfolk, Va.

In the Eastern Pacific

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), left, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) transit the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) are underway in the Southern California Operating Areas.

The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned home last week following a deployment.

In the Eastern Atlantic

Sailors stand in formation during a frocking ceremony in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 30, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Harry S. Truman CSG has crossed the Atlantic and is just west of the Strait of Gibraltar, just outside the Mediterranean Sea and within the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The CSG will, ultimately, take the Abraham Lincoln CSG’s place in the U.S. 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility. This deployment will be Truman‘s second in two years.

Carrier Strike Group 8

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the ‘Fighting Checkmates’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 1, 2019. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Carrier Air Wing 1

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Piotrowski signals to an F/A-18 Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 1, 2019. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing 1 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., and embarked on Harry S. Truman:

  • The “Red Rippers” of VFA-11 – Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) – from Naval Air Station Oceana – Va.
  • The “Checkmates” of VFA-211 from Naval Air Station Oceana – Va.</li
  • The “Sunliners” of VFA-81 from Naval Air Station Oceana – Va.
  • The “Knighthawks” of VFA-136 from Naval Air Station Lemoore – Calif.
  • The “Rooks” of VAQ-137 – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island – Wash.
  • The “Seahawks” of VAW-126 – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk – Va.
  • The “Rawhides” of VRC-40 – Detachment – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk – Va.
  • The “Dragon Slayers” of HSC-11 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk – Va.
  • The “Proud Warriors” of HSM-72 – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station Jacksonville – Fla.

The Navy has not announced what escorts are accompanying the Harry S. Truman CSG as it heads east for deployment. Destroyer Squadron 28, with USS Lassen (DDG-82), USS Farragut (DDG-99), and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98), worked up with Truman and its air wing; however, they are already in the Persian Gulf supporting the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

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