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U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, speaks during a news conference in June after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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Damage to the port side is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers toward Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the Alnic MC tanker on Monday. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/AP hide caption

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In this July 10, 1945, photo provided by U.S. Navy media content operations, USS Indianapolis (CA 35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, 20 days before it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes. AP hide caption

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to port after colliding with a merchant vessel in June while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. MC1 Peter Burghart/U.S. Navy hide caption

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A TV crew films the damage to the USS Fitzgerald at its port in Yokosuka, Japan, on Sunday. "A number" of missing American sailors have been found dead in flooded areas of the destroyer, the U.S. Navy says. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An unmanned underwater vehicle, or UUV, was deployed by the oceanographic and survey ship USNS Bowditch (seen here in a U.S. Navy file photo) — but it was retrieved by a Chinese navy ship. U.S. Navy hide caption

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China Says It Will Return Seized U.S. Underwater Drone In 'Appropriate' Way

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A destroyed vehicle bearing a radar antenna is pictured in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Oct. 13. The U.S. military directly targeted Yemen's Houthi rebels for the first time, hitting radar sites controlled by the insurgents after U.S. warships came under missile attacks twice in four days. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Flight deck crew members position F/A-18 jet fighters for a launch from the USS Truman aircraft carrier stationed in the eastern Mediterranean. The crew members wear different colored jerseys to identify their tasks. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Even As It Heads Home, Aircraft Carrier Plays Key Role Fighting ISIS

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A Navy pilot who flew with the Blue Angels — some of the group's planes are seen here last September — was killed in a crash southwest of Nashville on Thursday afternoon. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Navigation aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout is done by computer, as is the case on many other ships. The U.S. Navy now wants more of its officers proficient in celestial navigation. Amanda Gray/U.S. Navy hide caption

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U.S. Navy Brings Back Navigation By The Stars For Officers

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Investigators onboard the USNS Apache retrieved the tow pinger that was used to look for El Faro's voyage data recorder on Oct. 24. Although the wreckage of the ship has been found, the recorder is still missing. John Paul Kotara II/AP hide caption

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