USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 11, 2022

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 11, 2022, 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. Ships Underway Total Battle […]

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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 July 11, 2022, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force Deployed Underway
298
(USS 241, USNS 57)
110
(USS 73, USNS 37)
 60
(44 Deployed, 16 Local )

Ships Deployed by Fleet

2nd Fleet 3rd Fleet 4th Fleet 5th Fleet 6th Fleet 7th Fleet Total
0 11 2 13 26 58 110

In Akasaki, Japan

The U.S. Air Force 354th Air Expeditionary Wing and Marine Aircraft Group 12 performed a capabilities demonstration during a pre-planned readiness exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 7, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

USS America (LHA-6) is in Akasaki (Kotoura), Japan. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Yokosuka manages seven fuel terminals spanning from the northern port of Hachinohe to the southern port of Sasebo, Japan. Fuel is stored at the Akasaki, Iorizaki and Yokose Fuel Terminals.

In Sasebo, Japan

Seaman Adam Rasnake, from Tucson, Arizona, left, and Seaman Babajide Odeyemi, from New York, stand port and starboard lookout watch aboard amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) on July 3, 2022. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA-7) is in Sasebo, Japan.

Tripoli departed Naval Station San Diego, Calif., on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific on May 2. The 45,000-ton big-deck amphibious ship has 20 F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters embarked to evaluate the Marine Corps’ “lightning carrier” concept. The Navy and Marines are testing Tripoli’s adjunct capability to a carrier strike group, USNI News has reported.

In the Western Pacific

Sailors observe an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the ‘Diamondbacks’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on July 7, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is underway in the Western Pacific in the vicinity of the Republic of the Philippines on the eastern edge of the South China Sea.

Carrier Strike Group 5

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Craig Godineaux, from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, handles a line connected to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a replenishment-at-sea on July 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Carrier Air Wing 5

Lt. Joe Ramos, from Detroit, assigned to the ‘Diamondbacks’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 prepares to launch in an F/A-18F Super Hornet from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on July 7, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, is embarked aboard Ronald Reagan and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Royal Maces” of VFA-27 – Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) – from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
  • The “Diamondbacks” of VFA-102 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Eagles” of VFA-115 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Dambusters” of VFA-195 from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Shadowhawks” of VAQ-141 – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Tiger Tails” of VAW-125 – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Providers” of VRC-30 – Detachment 5 – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from MCAS Iwakuni.
  • The “Golden Falcons” of HSC-12 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.
  • The “Saberhawks” of HSM-77 – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

Cruisers

  • USS Antietam (CG-54), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Destroyer Squadron 15

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Sarah Johnson, from St. Croix Falls, Wisc., mans the helm in the pilothouse aboard USS Benfold (DDG-65) on June 23, 2022. US Navy Photo

Destroyer Squadron 15 is based in Yokosuka, Japan, and is embarked on the carrier. Destroyers from Destroyer Squadron 15 are also assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.

  • USS Benfold (DDG-65), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan

In the Middle Pacific

Maj. Andrew Williamson, right, assigned to the ‘Black Knights’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, gives a tour on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during an open ship tour day while moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is in Hawaii participating in RIMPAC 2022. Other U.S. Navy participants include USS Essex (LHD-2) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001).

“Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 170 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 29 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California,” according to the Navy.

Ships Participating in RIMPAC 2022:

Australia

  • Landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra (L02)
  • Frigate HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152)
  • Attack submarine HMAS Farncomb (SSG-74)
  • Replenishment ship HMAS Supply (A195)

Canada

  • Frigates HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331)
  • HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338)

Chile

  • Frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF07)

France

  • Frigate FS Prairial (F731)

India

  • Frigate INS Satpura (F48)

Indonesia

  • Frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (332)

Japan

  • Helicopter Destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183)
  • Destroyer JS Takanami ((DD-110)

Malaysia

  • Corvette KD Lekir (FSG26)

Mexico

  • Frigate ARM Juárez (POLA-101)
  • Landing ship tank ARM Usumacinta (A412)

New Zealand

  • Replenishment ship HMNZS Aotearoa (A11)

Peru

  • Corvette BAP Guise (CC-28) – corvette

The Philippines

  • Frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151)

Republic of Korea

  • Landing helicopter platform ROKS Marado (LPH-6112)
  • Destroyers ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991) and ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976)
  • Attack submarine ROKS Shin Dol-seok (SS-082)

Singapore

  • Frigate RSS Intrepid (69)

U.S.

  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN‑72)
  • USS Essex (LHD‑2)
  • USS Fitzgerald (DDG‑62)
  • USS Mobile Bay (CG‑53)
  • USS Gridley (DDG‑101)
  • USS Michael Monsoor (DDG‑1001)
  • USS Sampson (DDG‑102)
  • USS Spruance (DDG‑111)
  • USS William P. Lawrence (DDG‑110)
  • USS Chafee (DDG‑90)
  • USS Tulsa (LCS-16)
  • USNS Grasp (T‑ARS‑51)
  • USS Charlotte (SSN‑766)
  • USS Topeka (SSN‑754)
  • USCGC Midgett (WMSL)
  • USNS Washington Chambers (T‑AKE‑11)
  • USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T‑AO‑187)
  • USNS Pecos (T‑AO‑197)
  • USV Nomad
  • USV Ranger
  • USV Sea Hawk
  • USV Sea Hunter
    Operating off California
  • USS Portland (LPD-27)

Countries participating include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States. Countries not represented by ships at the exercise will be represented by ground elements, along with participation either in the various combined command and staff groups or as observers.

Four countries – Australia, India, Japan and the ROK – have confirmed that their fixed wing aircraft will join, with two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), an Indian Navy P-8I MPA, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) P-1 MPA and a Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) P-3 Orion MPA.

Ground elements include:

  • A Joint Landing Force from Australia, which will have a platoon from His Majesty’s Armed Forces of Tonga, an Indonesian Marine Corps platoon, a Mexican Marines company, and a New Zealand Army Joint Fires Team that will include Joint Terminal Attack Controllers.
  • The ROK will field a substantial ground element with a ROK Marine Corps company, four Naval Special Warfare Flotilla teams and a Naval mobile construction squadron.
  • A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) element of 40 personnel will also participate in RIMPAC, though Japan has yet to specify what the JGSDF element will be doing in the exercise.

Carrier Strike Group 3

Lt. Cmdr. Chelsea Irish, right, public affairs officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), gives a tour to Republic of Korea Navy Rear Adm. Sangmin Ahn, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 176, on the flight deck of Abraham Lincoln while moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on July 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, on patrol since leaving San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 3, is in the Philippine Sea after a port call last week in Yokosuka for shipboard maintenance.

Carrier
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Carrier Air Wing 9

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and Republic of Korea Navy amphibious assault ship ROKS Marado (LPH-6112) moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Hawaii on July 7, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., is embarked aboard Abraham Lincoln and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Black Aces” of VFA-41 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) flying F/A-18Fs from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Tophatters” of VFA-14 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Vigilantes” of VFA-151 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Black Knights” of VMFA 314 – Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) flying F-35Cs from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
  • The “Wizards” of VAQ-133 – EA-18G – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Wallbangers” of VAW-117 – E-2D – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.
  • The “Titans” of VRM-30 – CMV-22B – Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
  • The “Chargers” of HSC-14 – MH-60S – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station North Island.
  • The “Raptors” of HSM-71 – MH-60R – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station North Island.

Cruiser

USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) sails in formation with Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy ships on June 23, 2022. US Navy Photo

  • USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 21

Destroyer Squadron 21 is based in San Diego and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), homeported at Naval Station San Diego.
  • USS Gridley (DDG-101), homeported at Naval Station Everett, Wash.
  • USS Sampson (DDG-102), homeported at Naval Station Everett.
  • USS Spruance (DDG-111), homeported at Naval Station San Diego.

USS Essex (LHD-2) onloads a 3D printer during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, July 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) is underway off the coast of Hawaii after departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on July 10.

In the Mediterranian Sea

Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Rivera, from San Diego, monitors lube oil temperature readings aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is underway in the Mediterranian Sea.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has extended the deployment of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, its escorts and Carrier Air Wing 1 as a hedge against Russian aggression in Europe. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) has spent four months operating in the Mediterranean Sea since Austin ordered the strike group to remain on station in December as Russia massed forces along the Ukrainian border.

One defense official told USNI News the carrier could remain in the region until August before returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is expected to be relieved in the Mediterranean by the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group.

Carrier Strike Group 8

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

Carrier Air Wing 1

Lt. Cmdr. Maguel Brooks, from Quitman, Mississippi, overlooks the quality assurance ouija board in the flight control room aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 5, 2022. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., is embarked aboard Harry S. Truman and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Red Rippers” of VFA-11 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) flying F/A-18Fs from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Fighting Checkmates” of VFA-211 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Blue Blasters” of VFA-34 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Sunliners” of VFA-81 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Rooks” of VAQ-137 – EA-18G – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Seahawks” of VAW-126 – E-2D – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Rawhides” of VRC-40 – Detachment – C-2A – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Dragon Slayers” of HSC-11 – MH-60S – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Proud Warriors” of HSM-72 – MH-60R – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.

Cruiser

Sailors hold a phone-and-distance line on the fo’c’s’le of USS San Jacinto (CG-56) during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) in the Mediterranean Sea on July 1, 2022. US Navy Photo

  • USS San Jacinto (CG-56), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.

Destroyer Squadron 28
Destroyer Squadron 28 is based in Norfolk and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Cole (DDG-67), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Bainbridge (DDG- 96), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Gravely (DDG-107), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109), homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.
  • USS Gonzalez (DDG-66), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen(F310).

Marines and Sailors sort mail delivered to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) while in port in Brest, France on July 5, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit were operating in the Bay of Biscay. USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), arrived in Brest, France, on June 30, 2022, to complete a scheduled maintenance availability period.

The ARG includes Kearsarge, USS Arlington (LPD-24) and USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44).

The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is based in North Carolina and includes the command element; the aviation combat element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron, 263 (Reinforced); the ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team 2/6; and the logistics combat element, Combat Logistics Battalion 26.

In addition to the MEU itself, embarked commands with the Kearsarge ARG include Amphibious Squadron Six, Fleet Surgical Team 2, Tactical Air Control Squadron 22, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, Assault Craft Unit 2, Assault Craft Unit 4, Naval Beach Group 2 and Beach Master Unit 2.

In the Western Atlantic

Sailors assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) air department conduct fire fighting training on the flight deck during a general quarters drill on July 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is underway in the Virginia Capes Operating Areas.

In the Eastern Pacific

A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8), July 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

USS Makin Island (LHD-8) is operating off the coast of California as part of pre-deployment training.

In addition to these major formations, not shown are others serving in submarines, individual surface ships, aircraft squadrons, SEALs, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, Seabees, Coast Guard cutters, EOD Mobile Units and more serving throughout the globe.