Top News of the Week of Mar 18 – Mar 23, 2013

Top News of the Week of Mar 18 – Mar 23, 2013

Iran Begins Construction of Destroyer Jamaran 2

Iran began construction of destroyer Jamaran 2, reports news agency IRINN referring to Iranian Navy Commander ADM Habibollah Sayyari. He added that construction of the destroyer Jamaran 2 was conducted by own efforts under direction of Iranian experts.

VIDEO: Iran Launches Jamaran 2 Destroyer

Iran has launched a new domestically built destroyer “Jamaran 2” in the Caspian Sea, according to Tehran Times. The launching ceremony of the ship was held on March 17 at the port city of Bandar-e Anzali, where the defense staff gathered and attended the ceremony.

USS Ronald Reagan Heads Back to San Diego

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) wrapped up more than a year’s worth of maintenance and overhaul Monday and headed back to her traditional homeport of San Diego.

VIDEO: Giant Bridge Section Fitted to UK’s Aircraft Carrier

An enormous 700-tonne bridge section was fitted to the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth shipyard on March 14.

Iranian Naval Ships Arrive at Port of Colombo

Iranian naval ships, “I.R.I.S Kharg” and “I.R.I.S Sabalan”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on 21st March 2013 as part of the Overseas Maritime Study Tour of the Naval University Cadets attached to the Imam Khomeini Naval University. The ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.

UK: HMS Queen Elizabeth Refuells in the Water for First Time– in Miniature

One-tonne models of the Royal Navy’s future carriers and the tankers which will support them are being tested in a giant water tank in Gosport. A 1:44 scale model of HMS Queen Elizabeth and RFA Tidespring have been practising replenishments at sea in calm and rough waters at the ‘ocean basin’ test facility – the largest indoor water tank in Europe.

Naval Today Staff, March 24, 2013.