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  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan has sailed up the Thames into London for the first of three visits in both the United Kingdom and Germany to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland. The Battle of Jutland was the most significant naval battle of the First World War and the largest sea battle […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Industry news

    A waterfront regeneration in Belfast, Ireland now features the last surviving ship from the Battle of Jutland, the World War 1 light battle cruiser HMS Caroline. Having undergone extensive restoration, the ship will now be welcoming visitors of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to discover its historic spaces including the Captain Crookes Cabin, engine room, sick bay and galley kitchen. In […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Kent will visit London May 14 and 15 on her way to take part in the Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, a naval battle fought between Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet and the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet during the First […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s World War I cruiser HMS Caroline has returned to Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter following repairs to her hull. During the work at Harland and Wolff’s Heavy Industries Dock, the sole surviving vessel from the Battle of Jutland had 1,700 rivets repaired. At the peak of the work, 14 teams of welders were […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities

    On May 31, 1916 British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet squared off against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet in what would become one of the most important naval battles in history. The Battle of Jutland, or Skagerrak as it is called by Germans, took place near the coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula in the North Sea. […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland with a commemorative service at the Navy Memorial in Canberra. The decisive First World War naval engagement – the largest of the war – was fought in the late afternoon of 31 May 1916 and continued until the early hours of […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark arrived alongside in Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, to take part in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. Fleet flagship HMS Bulwark will be supporting the Jutland 100 national commemorations at Kirkwall and at Lyness Cemetery with her sailors, marines and landing craft playing a […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark entered HMNB Portsmouth yesterday, May 25, as part of preparations for commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland in and around Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Devonport-based amphibious assault ship is in port to embark the massed band of the Royal Marines, and the Royal Navy’s ceremonial […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities

    The last remaining British survivor of the First World War, and of the Battle of Jutland still afloat, is looking at a future as a floating museum. HMS Caroline, a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, will be transformed into a visitor attraction in time for centenary commemorations of the 1916 Battle of […]

  • 2 June 2016
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    Royal and German Navy sailors gathered on the flight deck of HMS Duncan to remember and pay their respects to thousands of men that lost their lives one hundred years ago in the Battle of Jutland. HMS Duncan, Type 45 Destroyer, was joined in this historic event by HMS Iron Duke (Type 23 Frigate) and FGS Brandenburg […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    One of the largest naval battles of WWI re-envisioned. New 3D scans have emerged showing the final resting place of a German Flagship. Looking like a small ridge at the bottom of the North Sea these images actually show SMS Lützow, Admiral Franz von Hipper’s Flagship, scuttled during the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The images were […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    HMS Falmouth, a Royal Navy warship sunk by German U-boats, has been recreated in its final resting place through the use of underwater surveying and digital 3D modelling. The Battle of Jutland ship was sunk off the Yorkshire Coast on August 20, 1916. According to Historic England, the public body that performed the survey to mark […]

  • 29 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has made a 3D animation of the remains of one of the ‘forgotten ships’, as the Royal Navy called it, sunk during the Battle of Jutland May 31, 1916. This is the armoured cruiser HMS Defence, blown up a little after 6pm on May 31 with the loss of every soul aboard […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Authorities

    HMS Caroline hasn’t been out of the water for 32 years so it’s not surprising to see the hull of the sole surviving vessel from the Battle of Jutland covered in barnacles. Two tugs spent an hour easing HMS Caroline from her home at Alexandra Dock in Belfast to Harland and Wolff’s Heavy Industries Dock […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Scans of ships destroyed in the Battle of Jutland 99 years ago have been made for the first time using 21st Century technology. The colourful three-dimensional images made by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo belie the horrors played out off the coast of Denmark one Wednesday afternoon during the First World War. They show […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Research & Development

    Urgent repairs to halt the deterioration of historic World War One vessel HMS Caroline have been completed making the ship safe for the next stage of a massive restoration programme. Repairs conducted by Belfast-based Blu-Marine included a top to bottom survey of the ship’s weakest spots, emergency repairs, removal and refurbishment of all portholes and […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Ledbury has sailed into Poland for the start of a NATO exercise involving ships from partner nations including Norway, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Estonia. The two-week exercise will see the personnel take part in a number of warfare serials including hunting for dummy mines, diving, replenishing their supplies while at sea and […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The fourth Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarine became the first Royal Navy ship ever to be named after King George VI as its name was revealed on May 3. The unveiling of the name of George VI – father of the Queen and a former naval officer who was mentioned in dispatches for his actions at […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight patrol boats from the Royal Navy’s 1st Patrol Boat Squadron demonstrated their ability to sail in close formation at high speeds as they returned from the Battle of Jutland commemorations. Eight boats mustered in Leith docks for a day of combined training. The 54-tonne craft normally give students from UK universities an insight into life […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Oscar winning actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, has met some of the Royal Navy’s newest recruits during a visit to HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. Sir Ben is currently working on a filming project about the First World War. Accompanied by his script writer, Prasanna Puwanarajah, the two visitors were able to see at first hand the […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has marked the centenary of the sinking of the cruiser HMS Hampshire in Orkney with the loss of 737 men, just days after she had survived the historic Battle of Jutland. The two services included a two-minute silence at 8.45pm, the time of the sinking, signalled by the firing of a Saluting […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Caroline, the last surviving warship of the Battle of Jutland, will be preserved for the nation as a result of an agreement to gift the ship to the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN). Following negotiations between the Ministry of Defence, the Northern Ireland Department for Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the NMRN, […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities

    Under a grey sky on Scapa Flow in Orkney on October 14, more than 100 people gathered to pay tribute to more than 830 men who lost their lives on HMS Royal Oak. Marking the 75th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Revenge-Class battleship, a shore side ceremony at the HMS Royal Oak Memorial […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities

    A deal that makes HMS Trincomalee – Britain’s oldest floating warship – a full subsidiary of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has been hailed as great news for Hartlepool.   The Napoleonic-era vessel which is permanently moored at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience in the town’s marina, will now be marketed as part of […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Bangor, the namesake Royal UK Navy ship of the Northern Ireland town, is back in the water after an extensive refit, with a fresh crew and a new ship’s motto.   After entering the ship lift refit building in Rosyth Dockyard in November 2013, HMS Bangor spent five months hoisted on chocks having a […]

  • 19 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NRF Warships to Test Rapid Response Readiness A large fleet of warships from NATO’s Response Force (NRF) sailed from ports across Europe yesterday to take part in the maritime component of Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, which will encompass the anti submarine component and the electronic warfare component. HMS Caroline […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    One of Britain’s most respected actors dropped in on the country’s biggest engineering project: construction of the Royal Navy’s future carriers. Sir Ben Kingsley paid a surprise visit to Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, where the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is being pieced together. He was shown around the yard, built just over a […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Members of the Royal UK Navy’s Northern Diving Unit, based at HM Naval Base Clyde near Glasgow, have successfully replaced the White Ensign on HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow. The flag exchange ceremony has been made in advance of commemoration events on Tuesday (October 14) to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke had the honor of leading the Grand Arrival Parade that officially marked the start of the 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary Festival on Friday, May 5. Remaining alongside in Hamburg for the duration of the Port Anniversary Festival, HMS Iron Duke formed part of a backdrop of more than […]