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  • 16 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in Cardiff on 14 May, 2014 for a 5-day visit. The 152-metre-long ship was greeted in its adoptive city with a warm welcome.   HMS Dragon will have the honour of receiving the Freedom of the City of Cardiff on Sunday, 18 May. To mark the occasion, the ship’s […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The latest in the Royal Navy’s super-capable Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dragon, will sail into her affiliated city of Cardiff for a five day visit. Arriving on March 15, the 152 metre ship will go alongside at India Berth in Queen Alexandra Dock. On her day of arrival, she will host a number of invited […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s next Type 26 frigate will be named HMS Cardiff, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones has announced. HMS Cardiff is joining HMS Glasgow and HMS Belfast as the final ship in the first batch of three frigates to be built under a contract from 2017. Cardiff was named on St David’s Day, […]

  • 4 September 2014

    The public in Wales are invited to a ‘Meet the Forces’ event in Cardiff Bay following the NATO Summit.   The event on Sunday (7 September) will give people the chance to hear about what the Armed Forces do, and see some of the equipment used in its duties. There will be the chance to […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    In only her second ever visit to her adopted city, the Royal Navy’s HMS Dragon will sail into Cardiff on Wednesday (May 14) for five days.   Arriving early, the 152-metre ship will build on the already strong bond which has formed between this modern ship and Cardiff in a very short time. And HMS […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Under a blanket of police security and the watchful eyes of the crews of the two escorting RN P2000 craft, HMS Biter and HMS Express, the Latvian Navy’s Tripartite-class minehunter Viesturs, sailed into Cardiff Docks.   The first of six warships, she will be joined over the next two days by ships from the UK […]

  • 1 March 2013

    Leeks occasionally make an appearance when cooked up by the talented on-board chefs, and as she approaches the halfway point of her seven-month patrol of the Gulf, the ‘Black Duke’ is looking forward to celebrating her Welsh connections. There is a small, but patriotic, Welsh contingent onboard who all have their little piece of home […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Exploit, one of only two Royal Navy warships home ported in Wales, has enjoyed a busy week operating from the Welsh capital Cardiff influencing the local population on behalf of Naval Regional Commander Wales and Western England. Exploit sailed on a blustery late September morning into the Bristol Channel with 5 members of Cardiff’s […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has returned to the front line Fleet after a period of refit in Holyhead. HMS Exploit successfully finished her Annual Slip and Repair Period at Holyhead Boatyard which sees her ready for another busy year of high tempo URNU operations. Starting as she means to go on, Exploit welcomed the […]

  • 10 September 2014

    Visitors flocked to a flotilla of NATO warships when Cardiff hosted a Meet the Forces day – although those stepping aboard HMS Duncan were confronted by one of the most dangerous aliens in the universe.   Six ships – including the Royal Navy’s latest front-line Type 45 destroyer – were berthed in Cardiff Bay at […]

  • 26 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s HMS Enterprise will sail into Cardiff on Friday (June 27) for two days to support the capital’s Armed Forces Day events and the launch of Wales at War.   Arriving early, the Echo Class Survey ship will berth at Britannia Quay. She has a busy schedule whilst in Cardiff and this […]

  • 3 September 2014

    The sixth-in-class of the Royal UK Navy’s state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyers arrived in the Welsh capital late afternoon yesterday, expertly sailing through incredibly narrow berthing with just 70cm manoeuvring room either side.   Having recently been deployed to support the WW1 celebrations in Glasgow and hosting the BBC for the Commonwealth Games, HMS Duncan is […]

  • 8 September 2014

    Prince Charles has visited the Royal UK Navy’s newest warship HMS Duncan in Cardiff as he arrived for the NATO summit reception.   As Admiral of the Fleet, Prince Charles wore his Naval uniform and was shown around the state-of-the-art Type-45 destroyer which is the sixth and final of its class. While on board he […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of the UK Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force have taken part in a multi-agency exercise in Cardiff Bay.   The RAF search and rescue personnel were put through their paces along with various other emergency services when they were faced with a major incident in a scenario for Exercise Red Dragon. The […]

  • 18 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy Sailors Drive Potent New Riverine Boat It’s small, fast, heavily armed, networked and one of a kind. But the new coastal command boat just starting to operate in this region is giving sailors in the Persian Gulf a taste of the swift and bad-ass boats coming to the brown-water Navy.  Construction of Royal Navy’s HQ in […]

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

    Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).   HMS Queen Elizabeth Undergoes Inclining Test […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the latest of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships, HMS Dragon, have been rehearsing how to help in a civilian emergency. The latest of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers is in the South West of England training to become fully operational and ready to be deployed. The ship, which has some […]

  • 24 March 2014

    The Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel, HMS Enterprise, sailed into Cardiff over the weekend for an eight-day visit.   Docking at Britannia Quay on Friday, the ship will host a number of visiting groups during her time in port. Organised tour groups visiting the ship on Tuesday include Sea Cadets from Cardiff, Penarth and Barry. […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Dragon – the fourth of the Royal Navy’s new powerful Type 45 destroyers – has been formally commissioned into the fleet on Friday, 20th. Hundreds of guests including families of the 190 ship’s company attended a colourful ‘Christening’ ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base which marks the ship’s transition into front-line service. Reflecting the ship’s […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is investing in a new facility for reservists that will be built in Cardiff Bay, the service announced Tuesday. The £11 million investment by the Royal Navy will provide a training establishment for the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), Royal Marine Reserve (RMR) and the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). The project will be delivered […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy and Royal Marines helped promote Armed Forces Day at various events across the UK over the weekend. Cities and towns across the country pulled out all the stops to show strength of support for the three Services for the national day of celebration on Saturday June 29. The Royal Navy’s First Sea […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Exploit has continued her busy tempo of operations after Summer Leave period, by embarking 11 Officer Cadets from Britannia Royal Navy College for Initial Warfare Officer Foundation Training. As part of the new training system at BRNC, young warfare officers complete a 13 week package of simulator time, theory lessons, academics and a period […]

  • 5 November 2014

    Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset sailed from Cardiff last week after helping launch the 2014 Poppy Appeal in the region. More than 2,500 people visited the Type 23 frigate on her first UK port visit since returning from a successful 6 month deployment to the Middle East. The 133-metre ship docked at Britannia Quay on […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The ship’s company of Royal Navy warship HMS Monmouth will exercise the Freedom of her affiliated town of Monmouth on Sunday (Sep 29) as part of her 20th anniversary celebrations. The Type 23 frigate will berth alongside in Cardiff this Friday (Sep 27) and remain in the Welsh capital until Wednesday, October 2. HMS Monmouth […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    World leading marine products and services supplier, Fendercare Marine recently received praise for their fendering support to a flotilla of NATO warships in the Port of Cardiff during the NATO summit. Yokohama pneumatic fenders were supplied by Fendercare Marine for the two largest vessels – the French anti-submarine frigate La Motte-Picquet and the Royal Navy’s newest warship, the Type […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The names of all eight Type 26 frigates to be built for the Royal Navy have been revealed as the UK defense secretary announced HMS Edinburgh as the final name in the class. HMS Edinburgh will be the seventh Type 26 frigate and the seventh Royal Navy ship to bear the name. The last HMS […]

  • 29 January 2013

    The head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, was in the Welsh capital last night (January 28) to address members of Cardiff Business Club. In an annual event organised at St David’s Hotel by the club, which brings together some of Wales’ foremost industrialists and business people, the First Sea Lord made a […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Additional two names for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 City-class frigates were announced on two separate occasions on November 22. UK defense minister Stuart Andrew announced that the fifth Type 26 frigate would be named Sheffield during a visit to Chesterfield Special Cylinders in Sheffield, a key supplier to the multi-billion-pound Type 26 program. During […]

  • 18 February 2013

    HMS Exploit ventured up the River Avon to the bustling port of Bristol on Sea Weekend Number 8 of the 2012-2013 academic year during a cold, crisp and sunny February weekend. Exploit, tender to Birmingham University Royal Navy Unit (URNU) berthed in the port’s Cumberland Basin at the high profile Arnolfini berth in the city’s […]