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  • 26 October 2017

    Several UK and international reports said the UK defense ministry is considering selling a number of its frigates and two amphibious ships to the navies of Brazil and Chile. Previous reports indicated that the two Albion-class landing platform docks were likely to be sold due to the UK defense ministry’s funding gap. Previously unreported were talks […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Albion-class assault ship HMS Bulwark has returned to Plymouth, England after five weeks of exercises and training across the UK. Leaving Plymouth in early April, the ship took part in Exercise Griffin Strike with other UK and French units including HMS Ocean for advanced naval warfare training off Plymouth and then complex and demanding amphibious operations […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE’s Power Conversion business has been awarded a development contract to further explore the opportunities presented by adopting DC distribution technology in Royal Navy ships.   The company has been working closely with the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) for many years on electric propulsion programs, which now propel most of the Royal Navy’s surface […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy assault ship HMS Albion has completed her first set of sea trials, spending four weeks in open waters after being tied to port for six years. After a £90m revamp in her home base which took her out of mothballs and saw 110 major changes and improvements carried out, the assault ship left […]

  • 7 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Queen Elizabeth Progress on Track UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up This is UK Navy’s next-generation strike fighter fully bombed-up in flight for the first time. HMS Albion Slowly […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy is considering allowing UK’s Royal Marines greater access to its amphibious ships should the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion amphibious assault ships be axed as part of defense cuts. This was revealed by senior French officials, according to a report in Financial Times, who said that the French Navy was ready […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s former warship HMS Ark Royal is going to be scrapped, reports the BBC. The warship left Portsmouth for the last time and is now headed to Turkey. The vessel’s final destination is the same shipyard in Leyal that stripped down her sister ship, HMS Invincible. HMS Ark Royal is a decommissioned light aircraft […]

  • 16 October 2018

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay has arrived at the port of Duqm in Oman to join the Anglo-Omani exercise Saif Sareea 3. The 16,000-ton ship sailed 5,000 miles from Falmouth to Duqm, where Britain has permanent facilities to support naval operations in the region. The port is the hub of naval operations for Saif […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Industry news

    In a solemn event at the Halifax Shipyard, Minister Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans unveiled the first of nine ‘Hero’ Class Mid-shore patrol vessels currently being built for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Coast Guard ‘Hero’ class vessels are […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Numerous vessels are taking part in Cougar 11, this summer’s deployment of the Royal Navy’s new Response Force Task Group (RFTG). Consisting of ships, aircraft and personnel held at very high readiness, the RFTG is at the heart of the UK’s ability to react at short notice to unforeseen global events. Ships currently deployed […]

  • 15 June 2011

      Two boats used by Colonel Gaddafi’s special forces were blown out of the water and an anti-aircraft battery destroyed by Apache gunships operating from HMS Ocean. In the latest action involving the Army Air Corps helicopters aboard Britain’s biggest warship, the Apaches were scrambled to intercept high-speed boats closing in on the besieged port […]

  • 9 January 2012
    Industry news

    BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has had its status as Recognised Organisation (RO) renewed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with an increased scope. The RO status permits BMT to undertake assurance activities on behalf of the MOD Naval Authorities. […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland returned to her homeport at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport on August 10, concluding a seven-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific. Sutherland and her crew got underway on January 9, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. On her final stop en […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious transport dock HMS Albion embarked officer cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College for their first experience at sea. The 18,500 tonne assault ship sent two of her largest landing craft into the River Dart to embark the group of 75 cadets. They will spend the next six weeks on board the ship […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    After a period of three years in extended readiness, HMS Albion is finally turning into the nation’s future flagship. The assault ship has been in extended readiness since 2011 in her home base of Devonport, while her sister HMS Bulwark – currently leading the Royal Navy’s annual amphibious Cougar deployment in the Mediterranean – has served […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Work has been completed on schedule in preparation for the installation by Babcock of a first of class state-of-the-art Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) on HMS Ocean. This represents a significant proportion of the vessel’s current upgrade package and is an integral part of the 15 month overhaul programme underway at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard. The new […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy landing platform dock HMS Albion is scheduled to arrive in Indonesia on April 22, for the ship’s first port call in Southeast Asia as part of her Asia Pacific tasking. Albion will arrive in Jakarta on April 22 for a three day visit during which the ship’s crew will conduct bilateral talks with the […]

  • 30 March 2011
    Training & Education

      The Princess Royal visited HMS Albion in her role as the Ship’s Sponsor. The visit marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the ship, allowed Her Royal Highness to be updated on the busy life of the ship since her last visit, hear about Albion’s forthcoming deployment as well as meet many of […]

  • 22 March 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious warship HMS Albion left the dockyard at HMNB Devonport and moved to a tidal berth where she will now undergo final preparations before heading out to sea. Repositioning HMS Albion onto her new tidal berth marks a significant milestone in her regeneration schedule. Since 2011, the ship has been alongside in Devonport […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Survey ship HMS Echo stepped up to the mark when she was charged with leading the nation’s flagship in for a beach assault as week-long exercises with the United Arab Emirates reached their climax. The Devonport-bases hydrographic vessel – six months into a two-year deployment east of Suez, where she is updating navigational charts […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A mothballed Royal Navy ship has officially reawakened when she embarked her crew for the first time since 2011. By doing so, amphibious command ship HMS Albion marked a major milestone in the ship’s multi-million pound capability upgrade in Plymouth. Abion was mothballed in 2011, just eight years after she had joined the fleet. Almost 350 Royal Navy […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy landing platform dock HMS Albion returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth, after leading an international task group on two months of exercises in the Baltic Sea. This was Albion’s first Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Maritime Task Group mission that demonstrated the co-operation between nations in the Baltic […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    HMS Albion – the Royal Navy amphibious assault ship that has been mothballed in 2011, just eight years after she joined the fleet – is gradually coming to life one step at a time. In her latest milestone, the amphibious command ship been placed in long term lay-up with her own generators now powering lighting and computer […]

  • 26 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy has welcomed two major warships home from operations in Europe and Asia Pacific. On Friday, Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond returned home to Portsmouth after two months of operations in the Mediterranean while amphibious assault ship HMS Albion returned to Plymouth after a ten-month deployment to Asia. The Type 45 destroyers […]

  • 16 June 2011

      Britain’s flagship HMS Albion has passed through the Suez Canal as the Navy’s key deployment of 2011 resumes. Events in Libya saw the assault ship, her escorting frigate HMS Sutherland and tanker RFA Wave Knight, plus helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and ‘floating warehouse’ RFA Fort Rosalie, diverted to support the NATO mission there. The […]

  • 6 June 2011

      Apache Attack Helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The mission was carefully coordinated with other allied air missions by NATO’s air operations centre, based at Poggio in Italy, and […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Industry news

    Britain today has a new flagship with assault ship HMS Bulwark assuming the proud mantle from her sister. Just two days after HMS Albion made her final entry to Plymouth for three years – and three days after she herself completed her last major training exercise, Bulwark is ready to assume the key role. For […]

  • 24 July 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion returned to active service following a July 21 rededication ceremony attended by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The ship returned to her duties after spending six years in extended readiness in her home base of Devonport. Albion started a £90m revamp in 2015 in preparation to return to the […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After spending four years in mothballs and another two undergoing a £90m refit, the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion is deploying early next week to become the flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. “It is a huge privilege for us to fly the flag of the NATO task group commander in such […]