Newport News entered the port of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. The USS Newport News nuclear-powered submarine collided with the Japanese vessel, the Mogamigawa, on Jan. 8 in the Strait of Hormuz, a major waterway … US submarine bumps Japanese tanker Japanese government asks US to investigate collision in the Arabian Sea. The USS Newport News, a Los Angelese Class attack submarine, is nuclear-powered, but does not carry nuclear missiles. The tanker carried a crew of 24, the sub has 127 sailors on board. Overall damage to the USS Newport News is being evaluated. Contents 1 Construction Dive with the USS Newport News again in this handcrafted 20-inch submarine. Japan's Kyodo News agency first reported the collision. USS Newport News Welcomes New Commanding Officer. Mark B. Keef in command. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. USS Newport News SSN-750 Submarine Dive with the USS Newport News again in this handcrafted 20-inch submarine. NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The USS Newport News returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after deployment on Saturday. We now have nearly 1,200 Newport News shipbuilders executing submarine fleet support work at NNS as we near completion on our first submarine maintenance availability, USS Helena, in over a … The submarine is now in port in Bahrain following the January 8th collision between the USS Newport News and the Japanese 160,000 DWT tanker Mogamigawa. The Newport News (SSN 750), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia. NEWPORT NEWS is the third ship in the Navy to bear the name. The 110-metre (360-foot) USS Newport News carries a crew of 127. Lots of folks asked if I would comment on the USS NEWPORT NEWS collision in the Straits of Hormuz with the Japanese tanker M/V Mogamigawa. Story Number: NNS100420-23 4/20/2010. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Newport News has a crew complement of 13 officers and 121 enlisted. USS Newport News (SSN-750), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia. USS Newport News (SSN 750): The third Newport News (SSN-750) was laid down on 3 March 1984 at Newport News, Va., by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.; launched on 15 March 1986; sponsored by Mrs. Rosemary D. Trible, wife of Senator Paul S. Trible Jr., Virginia; and was commissioned on 3 June 1989 at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Va., Cmdr. The bow of the 6300-tonne attack submarine struck the tanker's stern, apparently while surfacing. The USS Newport News fast-attack submarine collided Monday night with the Japanese oil tanker Mogamigawa near the Strait of Hormuz, which separates Iran from the United Arab Emirates. Navy NewsStand. The collision between USS Newport News and the fully laden 300,000-tonne tanker Mogamigawa happened about 11.15pm on Monday in the Strait of Hormuz, the 55km wide mouth of the Gulf. In January, 2007, the U.S. nuclear submarine USS Newport News and a Japanese tanker collided in the Strait of Hormuz. The fast-attack USS Newport News submarine rear-ended the supertanker Mogamigawa on Monday night in the 34-mile wide Straits of Hormuz, through which 40 percent of the world's oil supplies travel. Submarine builder Newport News Shipyard began construction on her in 1977, and she was commissioned on … But it occurs to me that I'm only partially informed about the dynamics of submarine collision accidents, so I'm looking for info or informed opinion. Dive with the USS Newport News again in this handcrafted 20-inch submarine. I have been traveling for work and come to this probably too late to add much, but a few facts seem important here. The bad news is the crew may get hammered anyway. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece youll love. This file photo obtained from the US Navy shows the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News departing Souda Bay harbor in Greece. The Newport News was moving south, through the Straits of Hormuz, as was the Japanese ship. A US Navy spokesman in Bahrain said that there had been a collision.