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  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two of the Royal Navy’s largest warships have set sail from Plymouth to lead the Royal Navy’s Cougar 15 Deployment. HMS Ocean deployed with Royal Marines from 45 Commando and Merlin, Apache and Chinook helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and RAF, where the Navy’s helicopter carrier will join a task group […]

  • 8 February 2011

    Britain is to abandon its warship patrols of the Caribbean for the first time since the second world war because of the navy’s funding crisi… [mappress] Source: guardian,February 08, 2011;

  • 17 July 2015

    Take a look at the five marvels of British engineering captured in a single image courtesy of RN photographer PO(Phot) Owen Cooban. In the background, the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. Then the old Forth road crossing. Next to it the replacement road bridge, the Queensferry Crossing , due to take its first traffic next year. And in the foreground, […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two British Naval vessels have sailed from Simon’s Town for a four day training period with a South African Navy submarine. With the rugged South African coastline providing the background, the frigate HMS Lancaster and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel RFA Gold Rover sailed with Type 209 Diesel Electric submarine Queen Modjadji. The two British ships and […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The men and women of five British warships today sail to France where they will play a pivotal role in the D-Day commemorations.   The Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Bulwark will lead Her Majesty’s Ships Richmond, Ledbury, Ranger and Express, as well as an international flotilla across the Channel to the Normandy Beaches where the […]

  • 23 September 2011

      Standing ready in sight of the Libyan shore, HMS Bangor remains ready to tackle any mine threat. The British minehunter has been operating to the east of the country, outside of the ports of Benghazi and Brega. Along with units from nations including the Netherlands, Bangor has been making sure these ports are free […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines traveled 850 miles to reach the Netherlands from Devonport Naval Base in order to top off their 14-week training cycle. An idyllic nature reserve in the heart of the Netherlands was chosen for the final test of future landing craftsmen and landing craft officers. The wetlands of De Biesbosch encompass 35 square miles […]

  • 10 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, returned to Portsmouth yesterday having ensured safe passage of a Russian task group along the country’s coast. The Russian task group including a 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, anchored in the Moray Firth due to bad weather. HMS Defender completed a 700 mile journey despite bad weather to […]

  • 20 April 2011

    THE THREE British navy ships carrying hundreds of Royal Marines to Cyprus for training are in no way linked to operations in Libya, said a B… By Stefanos Evripidou (cyprus-mail) [mappress] Source: cyprysmail , April 20, 2011;

  • 11 July 2011

      A British warship allegedly having the commander of the Somaliland navy and some of his soldiers on board attracted on Saturday serious mili… By ECOP-marine (international) [mappress] Source: international, July 11, 2011;

  • 25 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      British delegation headed by Defense Attaché Brig. Gen. Carl Scott visited Northern Fleet (NF) main naval base Severomorsk. The delegation visited war memorial in Severomorsk where British and Canadian pilots died in WW2 are buried. British diplomats and NF command laid wreaths at graves of foreign and Soviet warriors defended polar region from Nazi […]

  • 21 July 2014

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) witnessed the departure of Devonport based Royal Navy Warship HMS Argyll today after a two day community engagement and disaster relief planning visit.   HMS Argyll hosted local disaster management leaders on-board to discuss the capabilities a Type 23 Frigate could provide in the aftermath of a hurricane. Through the […]

  • 6 October 2011

    A British warship chased a Spanish customs vessel out of British territorial waters at Gibraltar, a spokesman for the British military… (expatica) [mappress] Source: expatica, October 06, 2011

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    In the choppy waters off Scotland a Royal Navy warship has successfully carried out a Replenishment at Sea with a German supply ship. As part of the multi national exercise, Joint Warrior, navies from several countries are currently off the coast of Scotland where, under trying conditions, HMS Sutherland has refuelled courtesy of German Supply […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has agreed Princess Royal Jetty as the new name for the berth at Portsmouth Naval Base which will accommodate the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth. The jetty, currently known as Middle Slip Jetty, is being strengthened and upgraded to support the carrier which is […]

  • 26 September 2013

    Three ships have held a simultaneous Replenishment at Sea in the Gulf of Oman in a highly complex manoeuvre during which they could be no more than fifty metres apart. In the middle was Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria which has the ability to refuel two ships at the same time – with RFA Fort […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania hosted British warship HMS Westminster for a working visit in mid December. The visit was aimed at sharing knowledge with Tanzanian counterparts related to maritime boarding operations. The training package covered all aspects of boarding operations, arranged by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the […]

  • 28 January 2014

    The Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine HMS Talent returned to her base-port of HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth on Monday, January 27th after a five-month deployment.   The submarine’s deployment began with training and exercises in the Mediterranean aimed at building up the fighting capability of her 130 crew members, simulating attacks with the Tomahawk […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The fourth annual edition of the NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) took place from October 27 to November 5, 2015. As part of French Navy’s mission of permanent presence of French forces in the Gulf of Guinea, exercise NEMO was designed to test the ability of littoral Marines to coordinate in the field of maritime safety […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Although Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov is still going to equip Russian warships with British-made furniture, its manufacturer… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 18, 2012; Image: strongbox

  • 15 April 2011

    According to the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Italy, on April 14, a British warship evacuated from the city of Misurata (Libya) to… (ukrinform) [mappress] Source: ukrinform, April 15, 2011;

  • 12 March 2013

    Saudi Prince HRH Major General Naif Bin Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Abdullah Al Saud, Director of Safety for the RSAF, visited 1710 Naval Air Squadron at Portsmouth’s naval base on a fact-finding mission. He was given a comprehensive tour of the headquarters including the squadron’s repair office and various laboratories. The squadron is the Ministry […]

  • 11 November 2013

    HMS Illustrious, part of the Response Force Task Group deployed on Cougar 13, has participated in Exercise Omani Cougar. During the six day exercise around 20 sailors were given the opportunity to switch ships for the day to experience how their Omani counterpart’s ships operate and get a chance to engage with sailors, to share […]

  • 2 July 2015

    The Spanish Navy offshore patrol boat ‘Alborán’, currently engaged in the albacore surveillance and protection campaign 500 miles off Cape Finisterre, assisted a British trawler with flooded holds requesting help. The OPV received a distress call from a trawler with eleven fishermen on board and proceeded to provide the requested assistance. A support team was […]

  • 23 October 2012
    Training & Education

    British and French naval forces have met up in the Mediterranean for the first time today – kicking off the start of a joint amphibious and carrier strike exercise called Corsican Lion. More than 3000 British sailors, marines and airmen onboard HMS Bulwark, HMS Illustrious, HMS Montrose, HMS Northumberland and RFA Mounts Bay have joined […]

  • 1 November 2011

    British Navy Frigate HMS Montrose has set for a six and a half month patrolling in the Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands where it is… (presstv) [mappress] Source: presstv, November 01, 2011;

  • 1 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warships HMS Somerset and HMS Brocklesby will be visiting the Isle of Man from Thursday, July 4, in support of the opening of Tynwald. HMS Somerset, a 4900-tonne, Type 23 frigate will anchor in Douglas Bay on Thursday, July 4 for a three-day visit before returning to sea on Saturday. Although not open […]

  • 17 June 2014

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) visited Victoria, British Columbia, June 13 to June 16 to support community relations in the area.   While in port, Nimitz Sailors participated in a variety of activities, including a reception held for civilian and military dignitaries, community service projects and sporting events with their Canadian allies. The […]

  • 13 November 2012

    SURVEY ship HMS Protector has visited the remote island of Tristan da Cunha to conduct the first systematic survey of the British Overseas Territory since the 1970s. The only survey to have been taken using modern techniques, the Portsmouth-based ship used her motorboat, James Caird IV, and onboard state-of-the-art systems to do a multi-beam echo […]