USS Taylor Heads for Repairs Following Grounding

The USS Taylor on Friday departed the Turkish port of Samsun for the first time since the February 12 grounding that left the ship with a damaged propeller. The U.S. Navy said that the Taylor left with the assistance of a tug from Donjon Towing Company and is headed for Naval Support Activity Souda Bay in Greece for repairs. The repairs will include the replacement of the … [Read more...]

Navy Commanding Officer Relieved of Duty After ‘Olympic’ Grounding

The U.S. Navy on Monday announced that the commanding officer of the USS Taylor has been relieved of duty after the ship went aground earlier this month while on Sochi Olympics security patrol in the Black Sea. Captain Jim Aiken, commander of Task Force 65, has formally relieved Commander Dennis Volpe, commanding officer of the Mayport-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), as … [Read more...]