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