Top News of the Week October 14 – 19, 2013

Top News of the Week October 14 – 19, 2013

First Timor-Leste Navy Officer to Attend Training at RAN College

The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.   Jacinto Do Nascimento is the first Timor-Leste Navy officer to attend training at the Royal Australian Naval College in an agreement between the navies set to continue into the future. 

INS Sunayna Commissioned

INS Sunayna, the second of the NOPV (Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel) class of ships, was commissioned at Kochi on 15 Oct 13 by Vice Admiral SatishSoni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command.   

UK MOD Seeks Ideas to Preserve Iconic HMS Illustrious

The MoD is looking for ideas for how best to preserve the legacy of the Royal Navy’s Invincible class aircraft carriers.   The last of the ships, HMS Illustrious, is due to retire in late 2014 after 32 years of distinguished service that has seen her involved in operations across the world. 

Gallery: HMS Daring Leaves Sydney, Australia

HMS Daring has left Australia’s largest city after a week in the spotlight taking part in the country’s centennial celebrations of its navies.   On a rather gloomy spring day, tugs helped the 8,500-tonne destroyer under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the equally-famous Opera House as vessels attending the International Fleet Review departed. 

USS Spruance Departs for Maiden Deployment

The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance(DDG 111) departed Naval Base San Diego Oct. 16 on its maiden deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.   Spruance is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group.