Most Read News, October 12 – 18, 2015

HMS Queen Elizabeth Tests 13-Tonne Anchors

The mighty anchors on Britain’s biggest warship have been tested for the first time.

Royal Navy’s Diamond Gets New Gadgets

The new-look, souped-up HMS Diamond makes her way to sea for the first time since the summer of 2014.

Infographic: Operation Sophia in Numbers

The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking.

GD Starts Building US Navy’s Second ESB Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, began construction on the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s newly reclassified Expeditionary Base Mobile (ESB) program on October 14.

Russia’s Ivan Gren Prepares for Factory Trials

Russian Navy’s first landing ship of Project 11711 Ivan Gren underwent its mooring trials at Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad.