Top News of the Week of May 19 – 25, 2014

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Top News of the Week of May 19 - 25, 2014

More Ukrainian Ships Pull Out from Crimea

The evacuation operation of the Ukrainian Navy ships from the Crimea region resumes as more ships redeploy to other naval bases.   Yesterday, May 20th saw the departure of several ships and vessels under the agreed arrangements of the Joint Commission of the Representatives of the Ukrainian and Russian Defense Ministries.  

UK’s Latest Hunter Killer Submarine Enters the Water

Waters lap around the 97m-long hull of Britain’s newest submarine as HMS Artful was lowered into a huge basin in Barrow for the first time.   The third of the Royal Navy’s Astute-class nuclear submarines was launched over the weekend in a delicate two-day operation.

USS Stethem Changes Command

The officers and crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck while in port Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 20. 

Norwegian Navy Sees Future in Hybrid Propulsion

Further confirming the trend that tomorrow’s navies will be electrically propelled, GE’s Power Conversion business yesterday announced that it was working with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea to provide an electrical power and propulsion system for a Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) logistics and support vessel (LSV).

HMCS Iroquois Displays Gunnery Excellence

On March 14th 2014, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Iroquois recorded her fourth consecutive HAIDA trophy victory during a gunnery serial as part of a recent Task Group Exercise (TGEX) that also included HMCS Ville De Quebec and HMCS Preserver. 

UK: HMS Queen Elizabeth Reaches Her Maximum Height

Britain’s biggest warship is now Britain’s tallest warship as HMS Queen Elizabeth reaches her maximum height with the addition of her final mast.  

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