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  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New lights that will guide the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers safely into Portsmouth harbor will soon be completed as the top sections of the structures are put in place, the UK government announced. The final construction stage involves lifting the superstructures onto the pile foundations driven earlier in the year. In total around £100 million is […]

  • 10 January 2017

    Three new service family accommodation flats were opened in Portsmouth Naval Base on January 9. The official opening was attended by defence minister Mark Lancaster, naval base commander Commodore Jeremy Rigby and the chief executive of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Robert Robson. At the official opening, defence minister Mark Lancaster said: […]

  • 30 October 2015

    One of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships hosted two royal guests within five days during a brief stay alongside her Portsmouth home. Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring showed off her readiness to Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, the ship’s sponsor who launched the ship in 2006, and His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. […]

  • 12 February 2016

    Dredging operations at the HMNB Portsmouth naval base have unearthed an iron canon whose age and identity are yet to be identified. The relic was recovered during a seabed clearance which is part of a £31 million programme to dredge Portsmouth Harbour to make it wide and deep enough for the 2 new Royal Navy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 January 2017

    The Royal Navy has welcomed a Portsmouth Magistrates decision that fined two jet skiers who obstructed operations in Portsmouth harbour by reckless riding. An MOD police launch was forced to intercept 35-year-old Stuart Roberts from Southampton and 37-year-old James Gallagher from Gosport to put an end to their jaunt in November last year. The duo were […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from HM Naval Base Portsmouth – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class.   Mick Ord, Managing Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, said: “This is a significant milestone for the […]

  • 17 February 2017

    Dredging works in Portsmouth Harbour have once again unearthed a wartime bomb that was detonated by Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts on Friday morning. The British-made Armstrong Whitworth munition was found at 2am in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour. Dredgers have revealed at least four historic ordnance in the harbor since […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch steel-construction manufacturer Ravestein has delivered a new caisson to the UK Royal Navy for installation at Portsmouth Naval Base. With the new caisson in place, the naval base has reopened the former “14” dry dock for the first time since 2002. Reopening this dock takes the base capability up to 11 dry docks which […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Technology company ABB has been contracted to supply a shore-to-ship power solution to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth. The naval base in Portsmouth, spread over 150 hectares, with 10 kilometers of waterfront, is home to almost two-thirds of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, including frigates, vessels and the Fishery Protection Squadron. In addition, the base […]

  • 17 November 2016

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a German World War II bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour during dredging work on Wednesday. The World War II device was found by a barge dredging the harbour – part of a raft of infrastructure upgrades taking place in readiness for the arrival of the Royal Navy’s new […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dredging operators found an unexploded WWII bomb in the Portsmouth Harbour while they were preparing the port for the arrival of the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth- class aircraft carriers. The latest discovery, which occurred in the morning hours of November 16, brings the total number of historic ordnance found in the harbor to three since […]

  • 14 April 2016

    Marine archaeologists hope to bring two German WW1 warships – forgotten and mostly buried by the sludge and mud at the southern end of Whale Island – back to life in 3D model form as part of centennial commemorations of the Great War. The Forgotten Wrecks of World War 1 initiative, backed by the Heritage Lottery […]

  • 3 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s mine clearance divers have successfully disposed of a Second World War bomb. The operation was carried out off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on August 31. The WWII German bomb had been caught up in nets put out by fishermen in that area. After being called to the scene, the navy sent its […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Princess Anne named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in a ceremony on Monday in Portsmouth. The berth was officially named as The Princess Royal Jetty. It will be home to the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the […]

  • 18 February 2015

    On a visit to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced that BAE Systems and Magma Structures have been chosen as the preferred bidders to occupy the Portsmouth ship hall facilities. These announcements will further add to the £100 million investment in HMNB Portsmouth that will ensure the city is ready […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Naval Base will be receiving a new combined heat and power plant which will recycle energy, reduce carbon footprint and save the UK defense ministry up to £4million per year in energy costs. BAE Systems is beginning work to install the plant as energy and electrical requirements at the naval base are set […]

  • 20 December 2016

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Brocklesby has been returned to the waters of Portsmouth after spending 18 months in the ship hall undergoing refit. The 196ft ship is the latest Hunt-class vessel to undergo a massive overhaul, chiefly focused on replacing old Deltic diesels engines, which powered her for 33 years, with new Caterpillar motors which […]

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

    UK’s Portsmouth-based minehunter, HMS Cattistock returns to service after a major life-extension upgrade. The re-dedication ceremony marking this occasion took place in Portsmouth Naval Base yesterday, Nov. 2. The upgrade, carried out by BAE Systems in Portsmouth, includes new engines and means that the minehunter can sail faster, stay at sea longer, and will extend the ship’s […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s minehunter ship HMS Atherstone returned to Portsmouth December 23 after more than three years of security operations in the Gulf. The minehunter had been based in Bahrain for three years and seven months, with her current crew of 45 taking over in July this year. She covered 51,220 nautical miles, conducted more than […]

  • 1 August 2017

    In addition to quantity, dredging works that helped prepare Portsmouth Harbour for the arrival of new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers have revealed lots of interesting items. More than 20,000 items, ranging from shoes to sea mines, have been found during the dredging of the approach to the Harbour, many dating back several centuries. The Defence Infrastructure […]

  • 30 September 2016

    An unexploded German 500kg bomb (WWII) was found on the seabed in Portsmouth Harbor on September 29, the Royal Navy has informed. Bomb disposal experts towed the device into open waters 1.5 miles east of the Isle of Wight during the night to dispose of it in a controlled explosion. The device was located by a barge carrying […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    VolkerStevin has been awarded a £34m design and build contract to reconstruct the jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) to house the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. HMNB Portsmouth will be home to two new aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince Of Wales – the biggest ships ever […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    A group of US Navy Academy Midshipmen recently paid a visit the Maritime Warfare School (MWS), HMS Collingwood, Fareham. Accompanied by Lieutenant Jeremiah Chase, United States Navy, Seamanship and Navigation Instructor, the midshipmen came to the MWS having previously visited BRNC, they will also visit HMNB Portsmouth as part of their Royal Navy Acquaint training. […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems has been awarded a £5.5M contract to install a new Vessel Traffic Management System to assist in the controlling and monitoring of all ship movements within Portsmouth Harbour and the Eastern Solent. The contract is the latest development in the partnering agreement between BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence […]

  • 26 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Prince of Wales’ Bridge Ready for First Sea Voyage The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth. VolkerStevin to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers VolkerStevin has been awarded a £34m […]

  • 19 February 2016

    Images: Royal Navy Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, has called upon the civic and business leaders, schools, and naval veterans to make the debut of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth next year a historic event for the nation and the city. Given the size of the ship – the largest ever built for the […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has agreed Princess Royal Jetty as the new name for the berth at Portsmouth Naval Base which will accommodate the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth. The jetty, currently known as Middle Slip Jetty, is being strengthened and upgraded to support the carrier which is […]