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  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s amphibious heavy lift ship HMNZS CANTERBURY returned to Devonport Naval Base today.   The vessel was deployed for three months during which it took part in Exercise RIMPAC in Hawaiian waters, Exercise Croix du Sud in New Caledonia as well as two trips to Townsville to unload and then reload Army trucks. The ship […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today visited Defence facilities in Plymouth and Devonport, meeting key Royal Navy personnel and engaging with city officials and industrial partners over forthcoming investment plans to transform part of the naval base for commercial use. The visit marks a number of important milestones for Devonport. During his tour, Mr Fallon saw […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Commodore Little takes over from Commodore Stephen Dearden who is leaving the Royal Navy after 34 years service to take up a post with Rolls-Royce in Derby. Commodore Little joins Devonport following a course at the Royal College of Defence Studies where he was promoted to Commodore. He joined the Royal Navy in 1984. Following […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded VolkerStevin a £43 million contract to construct a new jetty which will provide fueling facilities for the Royal Navy’s Devonport Naval Base. The jetty is to be built at the Thanckes oil fuel depot within a Special Area of Conservation on the River Tamar. The completed facility, which […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Devonport Naval Base has welcomed a new fleet commander in a ceremony in Plymouth. Commodore Rob Bellfield is the new Commander Devonport Flotilla after a supersession event to replace Commodore Paul Halton who goes onto a new post. Cdre Bellfield is a former commanding officer of the training establishment HMS Raleigh and captain […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The most senior officer in the Royal Navy – First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC visited HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, as part of his farewell tour of the South West. As the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, since 2009, Admiral Stanhope is the Royal Navy’s professional head […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Media are invited to sail with HMNZS TE KAHA this Monday,  June 04 from 1000 – 1200 as she departs Devonport Naval Base for a four month deployment, including participation in the world’s largest naval exercise. The ship and her crew of 173 will join other units from the NZ Defence Force for Exercise Rim […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Former head of the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Jonathon Band cut the ribbon to reopen a nuclear-powered museum submarine during a ceremony held June 7 at Plymouth Naval Base. The face-lifted Cold War submarine HMS Courageous thereby became a newly-announced part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s (NMRN) heritage collection. As Head of the Trustees […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Training & Education

      A Royal Navy ship has left Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth to continue its primary mission of deep water surveying… (BBC) [mappress] Source: BBC, September 14, 2011;

  • 29 June 2011
    Training & Education

      THE crew of HMS Cornwall will tomorrow mark the ship leaving the Royal Navy by conducting a decommissioning ceremony at Devonport Naval Base… (thisisplymouth) [mappress] Source: thisisplymouth, June  29, 2011;  

  • 15 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy amphibious transport dock HMS Albion is scheduled to sail from Devonport Naval Base at the end of the week after spending almost six years tied to port in “extended readiness”. In late 2011 the ship was placed at extended readiness, following the decision by the UK Government in the Strategic Defence and Security […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities

    As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) 75th Anniversary celebrations, a formation entry into Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour was held Monday, February 8. The formation entry included a 17-gun salute from HMNZS Canterbury as she passed Devonport Naval Base at midday, and this was reciprocated with an 11-gun salute fired from HMNZS Te Mana, berthed at […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Royal Navy’s most capable and up-to-date Trafalgar Class hunter-killer submarine, HMS Trenchant, was ceremonially welcomed back into the operational fleet at a special event on Friday, 3 June. Beneath a hot sun and clear sky, the submarine crew hosted 200 of their family members and friends at HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, to […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The decommissioned survey and littoral warfare support ship HMNZS RESOLUTION has been sold and left Devonport Naval Base on Saturday, according to Royal New Zealand Navy’s social media. The vessel, now names GEO RESOLUTION, is the latest addition to the fleet of the international maritime survey company EGS Group. RESOLUTION (formerly USNS TENACIOUS) was bought […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The second most senior officer in Navy Command, Vice Admiral Philip Jones CB, visited HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, to meet the crews of warship and submarines and view new facilities. The newly-appointed Fleet Commander was hosted on board the Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland and the Trafalgar Class submarine HMS Talent alongside in Devonport […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s vessels departed Devonport Naval Base to take part in Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi. The frigate HMNZS Te Kaha left the base on February 2, and will be joined at the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti by the tanker HMNZS Endeavour, the sealift ship HMNZS Canterbury and the Inshore Patrol […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities

    The US destroyer USS Jason Dunham sailed into Devonport Naval Base, UK, to begin a five day visit on Friday, July 31. USS Jason Dunham has been on deployment from her home port of Norfolk, Virginia since January this year. She has visited various European countries such as Montenegro, Bulgaria and Poland. The ship will […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury has returned from Sydney, Australia having completed a nine-week dry-docking period. After harbor acceptance trials were completed, the ship sailed into Devonport on October 10. The ship’s crew will now rest for two weeks alongside Devonport Naval Base before they proceed with aviation assessments and exercises. After a short visit to […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A French military ship has arrived in Plymouth Friday 4 October for a diplomacy visit. The French Naval survey ship FS La Perouse is berthed in HM Naval Base, Devonport, and received a visit from the French consul on arrival this morning. The Royal Navy will give the commanding officer of the ship Lieutenant Commander […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities

    In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke. Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer presided. CDR Turner, who had been Commanding Officer of HMNZS Canterbury since November 2012, will become the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s shore-based naval establishment. CDR […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy Commander Lisa Hunn became the first woman to assume command of a New Zealand Navy frigate, during a change of command ceremony for HMNZS Te Mana at Devonport Naval Base, on June 14. The June 14 ceremony was one of five that took place in the RNZN in May and June. […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Take a look at Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac class frigate part-way through her major refit. The vessel HMNZS Te Mana was floated out of the Devonport Naval Base dry dock today wearing her new haze grey paint scheme. The vessel received an update of her Integrated Platform Management System (propulsion control) and Air conditioning systems as well. […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS Te Kaha left Devonport Naval Base this morning. The vessel is off to a five-month deployment and after a month of sea- training off the coast of Western Australia, the frigate will head north-west for Gallipoli where it will join the 100-year anniversary commemorations of the Anzac Day landings. HMNZS Te Kaha […]

  • 16 July 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s fourth Trafalgar-class submarine HMS Torbay was decommissioned in a ceremony on July 14, some two months after its successor HMS Audacious was launched. Torbay decommissioned in Devonport naval base after 32 years of service in the Royal Navy. Since the hunter-killer submarine was commissioned in March 1985, an estimated 2,500 submariners have served […]

  • 14 June 2013

    The frigate HMNZS TE MANA returned to Devonport Naval Base at 1000 hrs on Thursday June 13  after an almost four-month deployment to Australia and Asia. Scores of family members were waiting eagerly at the base to greet the Ship’s Company of 175 men and women. Among the ports visited during the deployment were Sydney […]

  • 15 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A group of sailors from the Portsmouth based HMS Richmond have carried out team work training using HMS Raleigh’s high ropes course, as the ship undergoes a maintenance period at Devonport Naval Base, in Plymouth. HMS Richmond sent eight Junior Ratings to the Royal Navy training base in Cornwall to test their mettle on the […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Somerset is due to return to Devonport Naval Base, Plymouth on Friday 4 July after a successful six-month patrol policing key international shipping lanes in the Gulf and Indian Ocean.   HMS Somerset has maintained a presence in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf since early 2014. During her six months as part of […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Protector class offshore patrol vessel, HMNZS Otago, on August 28th, 2015, hosted a change of command ceremony. LT CDR Andrew Sorensen assumed command of HMNZS OTAGO from LT CDR Tim Garvan in a ceremony alongside at Devonport Naval Base. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Navy RADM Jack […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean on Friday returned to Devonport Naval Base for the final time as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The flagship entered Plymouth welcomed by well-wishers and flanked by landing craft and tugs firing water hoses high into the air. The amphibious helicopter and commando carrier sailed into Devonport Naval Base with […]