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  • 7 March 2011

      CROWDS of well-wishers flocked to Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal to get a last glimpse inside Cammell Laird warship HMS Campbeltown… (liverpooldailypost) [mappress] Source: liverpooldailypost,March 7, 2011;    

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The soon-to-be-decommissioned Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base on February 2 on a farewell visit. The helicopter carrier and assault ship arrived just after dawn to pay a visit to the city before returning to her homeport of Devonport, Plymouth for the final time under a white ensign later this […]

  • 4 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Friends, families, former crewmembers, plank owners and the ship’s sponsor joined the crew of USS Doyle (FFG 39) said fair winds and followi… By Ensign Benjamin Carroll(jacksonville) [mappress] Source: jacksonville, August 4, 2011;

  • 2 April 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet ceremoniously disembarked the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) for the final time during the ship’s decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 31. USS Peleliu, or the “Iron Nickel”, was named after the Battle of Peleliu which took place from Sept. 15 to Nov. 27, 1944 in which 1,256 Marines […]

  • 1 May 2014

    Aircraft and crew from the seven countries that contributed to air search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gathered at RAAF Base Pearce to say their farewells on 29 April.   The search has entered a new phase, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared on 28 April. The focus has shifted from air […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Industry news

    Navy personnel and dignitaries today gathered at HMAS Cairns to farewell an old friend, Balikpapan Class Landing Craft Heavy (LCH), HMAS Wewak. The ship is being decommissioned after almost 40 years of service moving large amounts of cargo, personnel and equipment from larger ships to shore. As friends and family looked on HMAS Wewak’s Commanding […]

  • 8 May 2015

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster departed the port of Veracruz, Mexico yesterday morning. The vessel was in port from Saturday, May 2. After a short break from operation, this versatile multi-role vessel, HMS Lancaster, continued to its anti-drug deployment in the Caribbean. The frigate, which joined the the Navy’s fleet in 1992, id usually deployed in the […]

  • 28 April 2011

      Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their last respects today at the funeral of a Royal Navy officer shot dead on a nuclear submarine… ( [mappress] Source: , April 28, 2011;

  • 17 April 2015

    Three out of four Royal Canadian Navy vessels will receive a final salute from their current and former sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen on their respective coasts this spring and summer. On September 19, 2014, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), announced the retirement of four ships that had reached the […]

  • 16 March 2011

      In an emotional farewell, HMS Campbeltown slipped her moorings and sailed past the heart of the town for the final time. The population had turned out in high numbers to watch and support the ship on her final sail-past. During the ship’s visit the town staged a church service in honour of the frigate […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Training & Education

    After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and ExerciseTriton Centenary. Federated States of Micronesia patrol boat, FSS Micronesia, Tonga Defence Service, Voea Savea and Papua New Guinea Navy boats HMPNGS Rabaul and Dreger joined HMAS Broome in Cairns on 19 September and formed the Minor War […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Landing Platform Amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla will be warmly farewelled on Friday 25 November in a traditional ceremony to be held at the ship’s home port of Garden Island, Sydney. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AM CSC RAN and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM CSC RAN will attend the […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Visakhapatnam International Fleet Review 2016, concluded February 9 with Indian and foreign Naval ships undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Bay of Bengal. As maritime traditions mandate, visiting foreign ships are generally escorted to the open seas on their way home upon their completion of a visit. 54 ships that had participated in IFR-16 sailed out […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A burial ceremony in honor of retired chief petty officer and Pearl Harbor survivor Yuell Chandler was held Oct. 10 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The event in the historic Punchbowl Cemetery was attended by U.S. Navy Sailors, friends and family members of Chandler, who passed away on Oct. 2 at the […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Cairns after an eight-day port visit Aug. 5. During the port visit, Blue Ridge crew members and 7th Fleet staff participated in sporting events with the Australian community, provided ship tours, explored Cairns city life and experienced Australia’s natural beauty firsthand. Yeoman 1st Class Yonet […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Roxas City, Philippines, Aug. 2 after completing a 16-day mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2015. During the first stop of the Philippines mission, U.S., partner nation, and host nation service members and non-governmental organizations conducted subject matter expert exchanges, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief symposiums, engineering projects, […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Visit of Japanese naval mariners to Vladivostok finished on Sept 26. After the farewell ceremony to accompaniment of Pacific Fleet (PF) band… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 28, 2012; Image: Mil

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    After spending 32 years of service in the Indian Navy, INS Godavari, the nation’s first indigenously designed and built warship Indian Naval Ship Godavari is scheduled to be decommissioned on December 23, 2015. With her decommissioning, INS Godavari (F-20) will complete its full life cycle, meeting all responsibilities and duties assigned, as the Navy said. […]

  • 4 August 2014

    After seven months, Rear Admiral Bartolomé Bauzá (Spanish Navy) handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta, to Brigadier General Dick Swijgman (Royal Netherlands Navy).   The handover took place at the Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood, London, on August 1. The military and […]

  • 1 May 2015

    United States Coast Guard  held a ceremony marking the final departure of USCG Cutter Long Island from Valdez, Alaska. The ceremony was held on April 29. USCGC Long Island will be officially decommissioned in Baltimore, Md., after serving in Alaska since 2003. [mappress mapid=”15842″] Naval Today Staff, Image: USCG

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    It’s the end of an era for Commodore Mark Slawson as the commanding officer of HMS Sultan. Commodore Slawson made his exit in style, riding past in HMS Sultan’s own Super Sentinel steam lorry as the Ship’s Company wished him farewell. His departure from Sultan also marks the end of an impressive Naval career spanning […]

  • 18 July 2011
    Training & Education

    This is the last time you will see men and women with the letters ‘HMS Cornwall’ on their caps marching together, as one, in public. The final act in the life of their proud ship was played out to a soundtrack of cheers and applause as the people of the frigate’s namesake county lined the […]

  • 11 January 2018

    The Royal Navy has bid farewell to a Commodore who became longest serving naval base commander “since the Napoleonic era.” Commodore Jeremy Rigby spent six years as commander of Naval Base Portsmouth and served for 37 years in the Royal Navy. Handing over the reins to Commodore Jim Higham who will take over the position of […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, the last US Navy squadron flying the legacy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 1. Active duty service members, aviation leadership, local media and visitors were in attendance to commemorate Hornets’ 35 years of […]

  • 28 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Veteran destroyer HMS Liverpool is saying an emotional six-day farewell to her namesake city as she prepares to bow out of front-line service after 30 years. HMS Liverpool will take her bow in the city for which she is named as she pays her final visit to Merseyside after three decades’ sterling service. The veteran […]

  • 12 May 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Gdynia, Poland, after a three-day scheduled port visit May 9, 2015. While in port, the ship hosted visits from the President of the Republic of Poland and the U.S. Ambassador to Poland, which helped reaffirm the U.S. Navy’s commitment to strengthening ties with its […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) departed Subic Bay, Philippines, June 2, after a four-day liberty port visit. This was Shiloh’s second visit to the Philippines in fifteen months, the first being a port visit in Cebu early 2014. During the visit, Shiloh Sailors participated in numerous community outreach events and a flag […]

  • 25 June 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Kiel, Germany, after a five-day scheduled port visit, June 24. Jason Dunham’s presence in Kiel reaffirmed to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Baltic Sea region. […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Venerable destroyer HMS Edinburgh showed off her turn of speed on the eve of her final foreign port of call. The last Type 42 destroyer performed a ‘maritime doughnut’ to test her manoeuvrability at full speed as she prepares to sail into the Big Apple. Britain’s oldest destroyer, HMS Edinburgh, demonstrates her agility at the […]