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More than 10% of U.S. carrier's crew test positive for virus – Navy

Apr 12, 2020 - 3:13 PM

The test results are reported days after US navy chief Thomas Modly resigned over his mishandling of the outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT. This US Navy file handout photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as it transits the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California on April 30, 2017. Photo by Paul L. Archer/US Navy/AFP

U.S. Navy captain fired for voicing virus concern tests positive – report

Apr 06, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Captain Brett Crozier's COVID-19 test result is reported on April 5 by the New York Times, just hours after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the captain's firing

BRETT CROZIER. This handout photo released by the US Navy shows Captain Brett Crozier during a change of command ceremony in San Diego, California on November 1, 2019. File photo by Sean Lynch/US Navy/AFP

Pentagon chief defends firing of navy captain who voiced virus concern

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:32 PM

The firing has been widely condemned as a callous and unfair punishment of a respected officer who was looking out for the welfare of his crew

This handout photo released by the US Navy shows Captain Brett Crozier addressing the crew for the first time as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck in San Diego, California on November 1, 2019. The Pentagon removed the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt Thursday, saying he mishandled communications over how the outbreak was sweeping through the warship. Brett Crozier "demonstrated extremely poor judgment in the middle of a crisis" in writing a four-page letter detailing the problem that was leaked to the US media before top defense officials saw it, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said. Sean LYNCH / US NAVY / AFP

Pentagon removes captain of virus-struck aircraft carrier

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:11 PM

'I have no doubt in my mind that Captain Crozier did what he thought was in the best interests of the safety and well-being of his crew... Unfortunately, it did the opposite,' says the the acting US Navy secretary

This handout photo released by the US Navy shows Captain Brett Crozier addressing the crew for the first time as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck in San Diego, California on November 1, 2019. The Pentagon removed the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt Thursday, saying he mishandled communications over how the outbreak was sweeping through the warship. Brett Crozier "demonstrated extremely poor judgment in the middle of a crisis" in writing a four-page letter detailing the problem that was leaked to the US media before top defense officials saw it, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said. Sean LYNCH / US NAVY / AFP

U.S. Navy captain says aircraft carrier faces dire coronavirus threat

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:09 PM

The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt writes a newspaper: 'We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die... The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating' because of the ship's 'inherent limitations of space.'

UNDER SIEGE. File photo of the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt when it was in Manila Bay on April 11, 2018.