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  • 3 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Reservists of HMS Dalriada have paraded for the last time in Greenock before they move headquarters to Govan. The Navy Buildings in Greenock have been home to the Inverclyde Reserve Unit since 1981 and their final drill night (21st December 2012) was one of reflection and thanks. Friends, family, former Dalriadans and ex Commanding […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Training & Education

    After two and a half years protecting the World Food Programme (WFP) ship, MV Caroline Scan, from pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the EU Naval Force has bid the vessel and her hard-working crew a fond farewell.   In April 2014, MV Caroline Scan will be entering a period of maintenance, so the […]

  • 27 March 2012
    Industry news

    On a bright spring morning, the veteran destroyer flew her long decommissioning pennant, passing the Round Tower and coming alongside in Portsmouth for the last time. Her swansong will be her decommissioning ceremony at the end of this week – a poignant and moving occasion as crew members past and present will say goodbye to […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Britain’s newest warship and the Band of the Royal Marines spent four days in the Norwegian capital to help the country celebrate the 200th birthday of their Navy.   Destroyer HMS Duncan enjoyed a prime berth in the shadow of Oslo’s famous Akershus Fortress as ships from across Europe converged on Oslo for anniversary events. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Authorities

    Former Australian Navy’s heavy lift ship HMAS Tobruk will be scuttled off the coast between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay as a dive wreck, Australian minister for defence personnel announced. Tobruk had provided 34 years of service to Australia, sailing more than 947,000 nautical miles. It will continue its life with a different purposes – that of a […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Industry news

    HMAS Creswell ship’s company have welcomed the return of canteen services to the establishment after a two year absence, as refurbishments to the ninety-nine year old canteen building were completed recently. Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell, CAPT Brett Chandler welcomed BRAVO Coffee to the base (in concert with the RANCCF), as they commenced trading in […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, retiring First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, since 2009, paid a final farewell visit to Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose bidding a fond goodbye to aviators and engineers. He hands over the helm of the senior service to an ex Sea king pilot, Admiral Sir George […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy’s latest aviation acquisition has been on display at a recent airshow in Florida. Naval Air Station Jacksonville and the St Johns River provided the perfect backdrop to a display of aviation capabilities, both new and old. The airshow was attended by 297,000 visitors over two days, with an incredible array of naval […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities

    HMAS Cerberus, the Royal Australian Navy’s primary training establishment, has a new Executive Officer. Commander Mike Oborn, fondly referred to as the ship’s ‘Dad’, handed over dis duties to his replacement Commander Melanie Verho. Commander Oborn spent three years as Executive Officer and was praised for his genuine care for the welfare of the men and […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Authorities

    His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup. Friends and family joined Ship’s Company and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for the ceremony which took place whilst the […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Training & Education

    KDB DARUSSALAM arrived at Port of Phuket, in Phuket Island, Thailand for a four-day goodwill visit to the country.  This visit was a continuation of the Royal Brunei Navy’s effort in strengthening and expanding diplomatic naval understanding and camaraderie. In conjunction with this visit, a Courtesy Call was made to the Chief of Staff of […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) and two musicians from the U.S. Naval Forces Europe rock band “Flagship”, visited the Espace Enfants Orphanage in Pointe Noire May 17, in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012. Sailors spent time playing and dancing with the children while the musician’s entertained by playing classic rock songs. […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy celebrated the 60th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Nautilus and the birth of the nuclear Navy Sept. 30, 2014 in a ceremony aboard the historic ship in its home at the Submarine Force Museum and Library in Groton, Conn.   It was Sept. 30, 1954, when the submarine community took the […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In early February, the Falkland Islands Patrol ship HMS Clyde had a change of commanding officer. On Monday 11 February 2013 patrol ship HMS Clyde went through a pivotal moment in any ship’s life as her Commanding Officer handed over the reins of command to his relief. After bringing the ship alongside in East Cove […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Authorities

     Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base, Visakhapatnam on 31 Oct 11.   Vice Admiral Chopra inspected the Ceremonial Guard and reviewed platoons of  Naval personnel drawn from  various ships and establishment of the Eastern Naval Command. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A squadron composed of five U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft landed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to join the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group. Relieving the “Liberty Bells” of VAW-115 as the early-warning squadron of the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the “Tigertails” of VAW-125 landed in Japan […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) completed its visit to Manila April 11-14 while on their Western Pacific deployment.   During their port visit Howard crew members interacted with the Manila community through visits to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Hospicio de San Jose, and historical sites. The crew paid their respects […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    December 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s most important contributions to technology development and national defense: the Fleet’s first shipboard radar, NRL announced. NRL’s XAF radar, fondly known as the “flying bedspring,” was the prototype that showed the U.S. Navy what this new radio detecting and ranging system […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Authorities

    Ships participating in the 2017 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) were saluted by the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton during the official Parade of Ships kickoff, May 24. Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) rendered a seven-gun salute with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, with Fort Hamilton providing a 15-gun salute in return. “New […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Hundreds of people paid tribute to the crew of HMS Edinburgh as they exercised their Freedom of the City, with a parade on the historic Royal Mile in Scotland’s capital city. Waved on by wellwishers, the 260-strong ship’s company made a poignant but celebratory progression through Edinburgh while being led by the Band of Her […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Industry news

    The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, May 9, with friends, family and service members in attendance to celebrate the ship’s 30 years of Naval service.   As Rentz Sailors manned the rails, retired Vice Adm. Martine Jules Mayer, the ship’s first commanding officer and […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton has welcomed home not one but two Lynx Helicopters, as they landed simultaneously after months away on their very different global deployments.   HMS Daring circled the globe, sailing 44,000 miles during a nine-month deployment with Lynx Flight 200 on board and was re tasked mid operation to assist […]

  • 22 June 2011

      After two months on-and-off patrolling the Gulf of Sirte, HMS Liverpool took a break from her Libya operations for a spot of R&R – and ceremonial. The visit to Grand Harbour coincided with the Queen’s official birthday – an event not only celebrated in the UK and RN, but also by islanders in this […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, visited USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in Norfolk, Sept. 26. The visit underscored the strong bilateral relationship Poland has with the U.S. President Komorowski landed aboard the ship in a SH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. The visit was President Komorowski’s second […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has formally retired its S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters in a ceremony at naval air station HMAS Albatross on December 1. The Seahawk has been in the Fleet Air Arm inventory for 29 years and was operationally deployed in the Middle East throughout its entire service history. The Squirrel has […]