"Shandong", the first fully domestically built Chinese aircraft carrier, enters naval service.
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 is dismissed as the commander of the USS "Theodore Roosevelt" aircraft carrier after he publicly raised concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak on the ship. U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says the commander "exercised extremely poor judgement". At least 100 people aboard the vessel have been reportedly infected.
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.
A search team led by Paul Allen's company Vulcan, Inc., using his research vessel "Petrel", announces the discovery of the wreck of the USS "Lexington" (CV-2) about 800 km off the eastern coast of Australia at a depth of around 3 km. The aircraft carrier was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II.
Japan summons China's ambassador, Cheng Yonghua, to Tokyo after a People's Liberation Army Navy warship sailed close to its territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea for the first time.
The Enterprise 6, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is officially inactivated in ceremonies held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, completing a 51-year career in the United States Navy. In a pre-recorded speech, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces that the U.S. Navy's third Gerald R. Ford carrier, CVN-80, will be named "Enterprise".