Naval Station Newport

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Naval Station Newport
Newport / Middletown, Rhode Island in USA
US Naval Station Newport aerial view in 2010.JPG
Aerial view in 2010
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NAVSTA Newport Insignia
Naval Station Newport is located in Rhode Island
Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Newport
Coordinates 41°31′20″N 71°18′32″W / 41.52222°N 71.30889°W / 41.52222; -71.30889
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by United States Navy
Site history
In use 1883 - present
Garrison information
Captain Douglas W. Mikatarian
Map of Naval Station Newport in 1966.
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), which relocated to Naval Station Norfolk in the early 1970s. Newport 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, to include a few Army Reserve units.[2]

Mission statement[edit]

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


Naval Training Station

Current operations[edit]

The station was home of the decommissioned USS Saratoga (CV-60) after the departure of the USS Forrestal (CV-59) which departed under tow for the inactive ship storage facility in Philadelphia (USS Forrestal (CV-59)#Decommissioning and fate).

On May 8, 2014, Naval Sea Systems Command announced that ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas, would scrap Saratoga for one cent.[4] Currently, the Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame is trying to move the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) moored at Pier 2 at the station.[5]

Tenant Commands[edit]

Marine Corps
Coast Guard
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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