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  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy’s HM Naval Base Devonport officially opened a new, 700-ton steel dock gate in a ceremony on October 2. After being towed across the North Sea from a factory in Holland, the caisson (or giant gate), was slotted in the dock or basin entrance, forming a watertight seal between the River Tamar and the […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s HMS Monmouth returned to operational service after refits and upgrades on October 29. The upgrade in Plymouth, performed by Babcock Marine, has included 17 tonnes of steel covering 220 square metres of steel and over 1km of welding. Also, 29 different equipment updates were conducted including the new 3-D air surveillance radar, the Sea […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 left Devonport Naval Base on Monday after a routine visit. The international group, currently comprising ships from the Royal Navy and the Spanish and Portuguese navies and a German auxiliary tanker berthed in HM Naval Base Plymouth last week. SNMG 1 now sails to a European port after completing training and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean returned home to naval base Devonport on December 19, concluding her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The ship was scheduled to enter Devonport on December 20, welcomed by families and friends, but a forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward by a day. Ocean, […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The eight Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy will be homeported in Devonport, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The 6,900-tonne frigates will be anti-submarine warships and will provide protection for the UK nuclear deterrent and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Speaking aboard Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose in Devonport, Gavin […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has announced a new homeporting plan for the Royal Navy’s thirteen Type 23 frigates. After the relocation is complete, all eight anti-submarine warfare frigates will be calling Plymouth their home, while the remaining five general-purpose variants will be based in Portsmouth. The defense ministry said the base port changes would take […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities

    After concluding its five day visit to Sunderland, Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean arrived on the River Thames today. According to Port of London Authority, the vessel will now sail to Greenwich where it will be moored over the weekend. HMS Ocean is the Royal Navy’s sole amphibious assault ship and landing platform helicopter. She is designed to support […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Head of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, has paid a visit to the UK, strengthening bonds between the two maritime nations. Adm Thörnqvist visited Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth Naval Bases as well as Navy Command Headquarters. At HM Naval Base Clyde the Admiral was given an overview of the work carried […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities

    Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd have been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.   HMS Protector is the Royal UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship, and is deployed on operations for 334 days per year. The vessel was chartered from commercial service by the Royal Navy […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s amphibious warship HMS Albion left the dockyard at HMNB Devonport and moved to a tidal berth where she will now undergo final preparations before heading out to sea. Repositioning HMS Albion onto her new tidal berth marks a significant milestone in her regeneration schedule. Since 2011, the ship has been alongside in Devonport […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Vice Admiral Simon Lister CB OBE, Commander in Chief Material, joined the crew of HMS Talent for breakfast during a programmed tour of HMNB Devonport.   The reason for his visit was to present the Submarine the Engineering Excellence Trophy which HMS Talent had been awarded during her recent deployment. When awarding the trophy Vice […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities

    Commodore Mark Adams ADC has taken over as Naval Base Commander at HMNB Clyde from Commodore Keith Beckett ADC, CBE. The supersession took place on Tuesday, October 21 when Cdre Adams formally became head of establishment at Faslane and Coulport. Cdre Beckett had only been in post for 13 months at Clyde when he was […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an £85 million contract with engineering company Rolls-Royce to maintain the engines of the Royal Navy’s Type-23 frigate fleet. The contract includes a comprehensive support package to Spey gas turbines, including the overhaul of engines, provision of spares, as well as engineering and safety support. As explained, updates […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has awarded Rolls-Royce Submarines Limited a £235 million (US$309 m) contract to support nuclear propulsion systems on board the current fleet of Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute class submarines until 2022. The deal will see the company provide the support, advice and material required to ensure the continued safety and availability of the […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy is now capable of having its recompression chambers reach stricken submariners and divers faster as a recent trial showed that the navy’s six Type 45 destroyers can fit the chambers to their flight decks. Until now only the Navy’s thirteen Type 23 frigates were able to deploy the emergency stores which are held at […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based HMS Richmond has been putting her ship’s company through their paces during operational sea training.   Designed to test the full capability of a type 23, Richmond has been conducting high intensity warfighting exercises in all environments, from air through to anti submarine operations. However there are also a number of exercises that test […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster welcomed her crew back on board as it is nearing the end of a two year overhaul. One hundred and twenty-nine crew of the Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster have moved back on board the ship, breathing new life into the 4,500-ton warship following a two year overhaul […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll returned to her homeport at HMNB Devonport, completing a nine-month deployment to Asia Pacific. The service’s oldest frigate deployed to Asia on June 18, 2018, and sailed all the way to Japan for drills with Japanese and US Navy units. The warship covered the equivalent of one and […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s third Astute-class submarine HMS Artful test fired its Common Combat System which will be used in the RN submarine fleet in the future. Using a Spearfish torpedo for the test, the system was able to interpret sonar readings, and then attack a moving target with a practice weapon. The CCS was completed ahead of time so […]

  • 26 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s current flagship, HMS Ocean, wrapped up an eventful six-month deployment to the Middle East and returned to HMNB Devonport, Plymouth on March 24. During her deployment, HMS Ocean became the first UK warship to lead the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force (CTF) 50 in the Arabian Gulf, taking command of the group […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Authorities

    After the Portsmouth based Petty Officer Diver Darren Carvell, 41, received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for outstanding bravery and commitment to bomb disposal operations, the Royal Navy shared the story of his feats of courage. The story of Carvell’s exploits sheds light on what a day in the life of a […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Training & Education

    A team from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has arrived home from their six-month deployment to the Indian Ocean having supported the ongoing fight against piracy and people/drug trafficking. The sailors will now enjoy some well-earned shore leave, being home with their families just in time for Christmas. HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 Frigate from […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Industry news

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has confirmed that two Trafalgar Class submarines will move from Devonport to Clyde. Two Trafalgar Class submarines will move from Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde in another step towards HMNB Clyde becoming the Royal Navy’s submarine centre of specialisation. By 2020, HMS Talent and HMS […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark entered HMNB Portsmouth yesterday, May 25, as part of preparations for commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland in and around Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Devonport-based amphibious assault ship is in port to embark the massed band of the Royal Marines, and the Royal Navy’s ceremonial […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    All eleven Royal Navy submarines will be based at HMNB Clyde in Scotland from 2020, UK defense secretary Michael Fallon has announced. In addition to this, the UK is also investing near £4 million in the building of a single UK hub for Royal Navy’s submarine service at HMNB Clyde. HM Treasury this week approved the Initial […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Authorities

    In a ceremony in HMNB Portsmouth, Commander Mark Anderson Royal Navy has assumed Command of the Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond, succeeding Commander Robert Pedre Royal Navy   Commander Anderson, whose career highlights have included commanding both HMS Mersey and HMS Clyde, is HMS Richmond’s eleventh Commanding Officer. The outgoing Captain, Commander Pedre had been […]