Naval Station Newport

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Naval Station Newport
Newport / Middletown, Rhode Island, USA
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NAVSTA Newport Insignia
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by United States Navy
Site history
In use 1883 - present
Garrison information
Past
commanders
Captain Douglas W. Mikatarian
USS Forrestal (left) and USS Saratoga (right) moored at the station, awaiting their respective fates. The Forrestal has since been relocated.
Graduation of the June 23rd 2005 class of the U.S. Navy STA-21 Commissioning Program which was held at NAVSTA Newport.

The Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a United States Navy base located in the city of Newport and the town of Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School. It once was the homeport for Cruiser Destroyer Force Atlantic (COMCRUDESLANT), and now maintains inactive ships at its pier facilities, along with the United States Coast Guard. In BRAC 2005 (Base Realignment and Closure), NAVSTA Newport gained over five hundred billets, in addition to receiving, again, the Officer Candidate School (OCS), the Naval Supply Corps School (in 2011[1]), and several other activities. COMCRUDESLANT relocated to Naval Station Norfolk in the early 1970s.

Mission statement[edit]

Naval Station Newport provides the facilities and infrastructure essential to support the operations of tenant commands and visiting fleet units.

History[edit]

Current operations[edit]

The station is home of the decommissioned USS Saratoga after the departure of the USS Forrestal which departed under tow for the inactive ship storage facility in Philadelphia (USS_Forrestal_(CV-59)#Decommissioning_and_fate).

The fate of the Saratoga has not yet been decided, although it has been requested as a museum ship for nearby North Kingstown. The Saratoga is clearly visible from the Newport Bridge (look to the Northeast of the bridge) & just North of Coddington Highway, just off-base along the Middletown-Newport border.

Tenant Commands[edit]

Navy
Marine Corps
Coast Guard
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See: Navy Supply Corps (United States)#Navy Supply Corps School.
  2. ^ "Navy Newport History". Newport Navalog July 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°31′41″N 71°18′43″W / 41.528°N 71.312°W / 41.528; -71.312