"Shandong", the first fully domestically built Chinese aircraft carrier, enters naval service.
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns amid controversy surrounding his comments regarding Captain Brett Crozier, former commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS "Theodore Roosevelt". Modly had referred to Crozier, whom he relieved of command on 3 April, as "too naïve or too stupid" to be in command following the leak of a letter the captain had sent pleading for help with the COVID-19 outbreak on his ship.
United States Navy Captain Brett Crozier, recently relieved of his command of the aircraft carrier USS "Theodore Roosevelt" after his letter pleading for aid for the coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship was leaked to the press, tests positive for COVID-19.
United States Navy Captain Brett Crozier requests urgent help from The Pentagon following an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS "Theodore Roosevelt" aircraft carrier, which is currently docked in Guam. Crozier has recommended quarantining almost the entire crew of 4,000.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera states that the country has lodged a protest with China after a People's Liberation Army Navy frigate directed weapon-targeting radar at a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer near the disputed Senkaku Islands.