House lawmakers propose Navy conduct no-notice inspections of surface ship fleet

By Lee Hudson / April 26, 2018 at 3:34 PM
Following four collisions last year in the Pacific, House members are proposing the Navy conduct material inspections of its surface ships without notice to give sailors more time to train, instead of every three years as is now done. The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee mark of the fiscal year 2019 policy bill adds several provisions meant to address last year's collisions. The Fitzgerald (DDG-62), John S. McCain (DDG-56), Antietam (CG-54) and Lake Champlain (CG-57) were all...

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