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  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessels, the HMS Forth, started sea trials on Wednesday sailing down River Clyde for the first time. HMS Forth leads a class of five follow-on River-class vessels which will act as the RN’s eyes and ears around the UK, help to safeguard fishing stocks, reassure and […]

  • 7 September 2016

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the U.S. Navy littoral combat which had undergone repairs in Singapore after suffering a breakdown, reached Guam on September 6 during her return to the San Diego homeport. By entering Guam, USS Fort Worth sailors completed the longest leg of their transit back home since departing Singapore in August. While in Guam, the ship […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Industry news

    The first of the Royal Navy’s new style of River-class offshore patrol vessels has entered the water for the first time. Forth completed her 1¾-mile journey from BAE Systems shipyard at Govan on the Clyde to the company’s Scotstoun site. The first plate of steel was delivered to Govan in October 2014, with the ship […]

  • 8 August 2019

    The lead ship of a new class of Royal Navy patrol ships is escorting one of the Russian Navy’s recently-commissioned Project 22160 patrol ships as it transits the English Channel. The second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) HMS Forth had just returned to UK waters from her first foreign port visit when she was called […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of Royal Navy’s five new Batch-2 River-class offshore patrol vessels, entered service in a ceremony held at her Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth, on April 13. At the ceremony, the ship’s Lady Sponsor, Rachel Johnstone-Burt, was joined by UK government and defense officials, as well as the families of the ship’s company. […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s first Batch-2 River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Forth arrived in her new homeport at Portsmouth Naval Base on February 26.  She is the first of five vessels in the class, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and maritime defense duties. HMS Forth will enter service this year, while the […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) June 6 during a ceremony held at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette. Fort Worth is the third littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the Navy, and the second LCS of the steel, semi-planing monohull Freedom variant. Prior to delivery, the […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of five second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels to be built for the Royal Navy, was officially received by the UK defense ministry on Thursday. Forth will be commissioned into the Royal Navy fleet at her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base later this year. UK defense procurement minister Guto Bebb MP visited […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    The White Ensign was raised for the first time on the second of five Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels, HMS Medway, as BAE Systems handed the ship over to the Royal Navy. Medway was handed over as the crew of lead ship HMS Forth are in the final stages to resume trials and training, […]

  • 9 March 2017

    The UK Royal Navy today formally named HMS Forth, the first of its five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels. The 90-metre warship, which will be tasked with vital counter-terrorism, anti-smuggling and maritime defence duties, was named HMS Forth in honour of the Scottish river in a ceremony at the BAE Systems Scotstoun shipyard in […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    BAE Systems has launched HMS Tamar – the fourth of five Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels – lowering it into the water at its Govan yard. Tamar was then towed three kilometers downstream to the firm’s Scotstoun facility, where fitting out takes place. There she joins the third ship in the class, HMS Trent, […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of five new Royal Navy patrol vessels, has started a journey to her new homeport in Portsmouth after completing sea trials. The ship got underway February 21, setting sail from Glasgow where it was built by BAE Systems. Designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and other maritime […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    British shipbuilder BAE Systems has shared a photo of the first of three new Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels, HMS Forth, outside the Govan construction shed in Glasgow prior to its launch. BAE received a £348 million contract to build the three vessels in August 2014. The offshore patrol vessels will be used by the Royal Navy […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Seven sailors from Britain’s future aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ran 40 miles along the banks of the Forth – including two of the bridges spanning the great river – on behalf of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The run from Rosyth dockyard, where the 65,000-tonne warship – the biggest ever built for […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels has completed her sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. HMS Trent was put through her paces between Arran, Bute and Great Cumbrae – the same waters where her older sisters HMS Forth and Medway were tested by a mix of civilian […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Things turned out to be better than expected for U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) which suffered damage to propulsion gears in Singapore eight months ago. The ship departed Singapore’s Changi Naval Base on August 22, using both main propulsion diesel engines for a transit across the Pacific Ocean to her homeport […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Making its way gingerly up the Forth, this is the largest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth yet completed. Looming in the distance, the imposing blue outline of the Goliath crane which will help to piece the 65,000-tonne carrier together in the specially-altered dry dock at the Babcock’s Rosyth yard. This 8,000-tonne segment – Lower […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, left the Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth to start sea trials. The ship left the yard on September 19 and reached the open sea on September 22 after passing the Forth crossings. In order to be able to reach the open sea under […]

  • 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, […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Trent, the third of five River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) being built for the Royal Navy, has been named. The naming ceremony took place in Govan, Glasgow on March 13, BAE Systems Maritime informed. Trent is now set to take to the water for the first time and make the short journey across the Clyde […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth put to sea on Monday for the first time to start sea trials off the coast of Scotland. In a delicate operation lasting nearly four hours, HMS Queen Elizabeth moved from the basin at Rosyth where she has been under construction since 2014, and into the Forth estuary. […]

  • 1 July 2014

    HMS Illustrious will sail into the River Forth on Wednesday (July 2) in support of the naming ceremony for the new carrier.   HMS Queen Elizabeth will be named by Her Majesty The Queen on July 4 at Rosyth Dockyard where she is currently in build. Helicopter carrier Illustrious – or Lusty as she is […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of the final Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) took an important step forward today, as the Minister of State for Defence Procurement started a computer-guided laser to cut the first piece of hull. During a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan yard in Glasgow, Defence Minister Philip Dunne saw progress on the build of […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has welcomed the first aircraft on its flight deck as it embarks on its maiden trials off the Scottish coast. Less than 24 hours after the ship sailed into open waters for the first time, a Merlin helicopter was guided safely into land on the […]

  • 7 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The UK’s largest crane, which will be used to help assemble the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, passed under the Forth bridges last week on its way to Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The crane, which has been christened ‘Goliath’, arrived after a sea voyage from Shanghai, where it was specially […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy is retaining its three Batch 1 River-class offshore patrol vessels for at least the next two years, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced on November 22. The announcement follows the previous decommissioning of two of the ships in the class, HMS Severn in 2017 and HMS Tyne in May 2018. Tyne was […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Nineteen times longer, 15 times wider and a staggering 3,000 times heavier, the new carrier dwarfed the small survey craft HMS Gleaner as she scanned the huge inner basin at Rosyth, where Queen Elizabeth is in the final stages of completion. The smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, previously used to scan the wreck of the […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The P2000 class ship will move from Aberdeen University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) to Edinburgh for the start of the 2012/13 academic year. Archer will become the training vessel for the newly-created East of Scotland URNU, which replaces Aberdeen URNU after 45 years’ service. The Firth of Forth location will enable HMS Archer to maximise […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, sailed into her homeport of Portsmouth for the first time on November 16. It is the second time in two years the city has welcomed one of the UK’s new carriers, following HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in August 2017. Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer […]