USS Kearsarge

050917-N-5313A-036 Atlantic Ocean (Sept 17, 2005) – The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts steering manuevers in the Atlantic Ocean. Kearsarge is on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman (Air Warfare) Sarah E. Ard (RELEASED) (Released by USS Kearsarge PAO)

Ukraine responds to Nord Stream claims

Kiev had nothing to do with the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, the Ukrainian defense minister has said in response to media reports blaming last September’s explosions in the Baltic Sea on a “pro-Ukraine” group.

US openly admits it blew up Nord Stream – Russian FM

According to an informed source who talked to Hersh, explosives were planted at the pipelines in the Baltic Sea back in June 2022 by US Navy divers under the guise of a NATO exercise. They were detonated in late September, rendering the key European energy infrastructure inoperable.

The USS Kearsarge was in the Baltic in June.

This marks a return to the Baltic Sea for elements of the ARG-MEU team, including Gunston Hall and Kearsarge, as both ships participated in the Estonian-led exercise Siil 22 in May and the annual joint, multinational exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region, in June. 

USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) arrive in Poland

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) arrived in Gdynia and Gdansk, Poland respectively, for scheduled port visits, Sept. 14, 2022.

The Nord Stream sabotage occurred on September 26, 2022.


In support of BALTOPS, U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet partnered with U.S. Navy research and warfare centers to bring the latest advancements in Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) mine hunting technology to the Baltic Sea to demonstrate the vehicle’s effectiveness in operational scenarios.

Experimentation was conducted off the coast of Bornholm, Denmark, with participants from Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport, and Mine Warfare Readiness and Effectiveness Measuring (MIREM) — all under the direction of U.S. Sixth Fleet Task Force 68.

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