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  • 22 March 2017

    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 […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy landing platform dock HMS Albion is scheduled to arrive in Indonesia on April 22, for the ship’s first port call in Southeast Asia as part of her Asia Pacific tasking. Albion will arrive in Jakarta on April 22 for a three day visit during which the ship’s crew will conduct bilateral talks with the […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious transport dock HMS Albion embarked officer cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College for their first experience at sea. The 18,500 tonne assault ship sent two of her largest landing craft into the River Dart to embark the group of 75 cadets. They will spend the next six weeks on board the ship […]

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

    A mothballed Royal Navy ship has officially reawakened when she embarked her crew for the first time since 2011. By doing so, amphibious command ship HMS Albion marked a major milestone in the ship’s multi-million pound capability upgrade in Plymouth. Abion was mothballed in 2011, just eight years after she had joined the fleet. Almost 350 Royal Navy […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After spending four years in mothballs and another two undergoing a £90m refit, the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion is deploying early next week to become the flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. “It is a huge privilege for us to fly the flag of the NATO task group commander in such […]

  • 7 September 2018

    Last month, Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China in a freedom of navigation operation. The ship passed close to the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China but claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, on August 31. This was in line with international law and norms as […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Albion, the Royal Navy’s recently refurbished amphibious assault ship, deployed on Tuesday to become flagsip of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). The ship sailed from Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth and will operate in the Mediterranean for five months. Captain Tim Neild, HMS Albion commanding officer, said: “It is a huge privilege for […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Training & Education

      HMS Albion, Flagship of the Royal Navy, visited Valetta, Malta, between 25 and 27 July 2011 for a short operational stand down following a period East of Suez. The 18,500 tonne assault ship has had a busy few months undertaking amphibious exercises in the Mediterranean in May, supporting NATO maritime operations off Libya in […]

  • 30 March 2011
    Training & Education

      The Princess Royal visited HMS Albion in her role as the Ship’s Sponsor. The visit marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the ship, allowed Her Royal Highness to be updated on the busy life of the ship since her last visit, hear about Albion’s forthcoming deployment as well as meet many of […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    HMS Albion – the Royal Navy amphibious assault ship that has been mothballed in 2011, just eight years after she joined the fleet – is gradually coming to life one step at a time. In her latest milestone, the amphibious command ship been placed in long term lay-up with her own generators now powering lighting and computer […]

  • 4 August 2011

    The Royal Navy’s Flagship, HMS Albion, and its largest ship, HMS Ocean, are reunited off the coast of Libya for a transfer of stores, ammunition and personnel. The two Devonport based amphibious ships are both part of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group, but for the past six weeks HMS Albion has been deployed […]

  • 15 March 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion welcomed her new captain on March 14 at HM Naval Base Devonport. Captain Tim Neild assumed command as the warship is preparing to move from a docks basin to the river in Plymouth. HMS Albion recently welcomed aboard her first sailors and marines in almost six years as […]

  • 20 November 2018

    Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion has completed the final port call of a ten-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. Albion departed Gibraltar on November 20 and is expected to arrive at its Plymouth homeport on Friday. After a number of stops in the Asia-Pacific region and Middle East – Indonesia, South Korea, a lengthy period […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson on September 30 announced the name of another Type 26 frigate and revealed that the Royal Navy assault ships HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion would not be scrapped. Speaking in Birmingham, Williamson said that the fourth of the UK’s eventual eight Type 26 frigates will be called HMS Birmingham, becoming the fourth […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion has wrapped up a five-day visit to Tokio, Japan, becoming the largest RN vessel to visit the country in a quarter of a century. The 20,000-ton ship pulled alongside on August 3 and hosted over 6000 members of the public during an open weekend. During the visit, sailors, Royal Marines […]

  • 24 July 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion returned to active service following a July 21 rededication ceremony attended by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The ship returned to her duties after spending six years in extended readiness in her home base of Devonport. Albion started a £90m revamp in 2015 in preparation to return to the […]

  • 26 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy has welcomed two major warships home from operations in Europe and Asia Pacific. On Friday, Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond returned home to Portsmouth after two months of operations in the Mediterranean while amphibious assault ship HMS Albion returned to Plymouth after a ten-month deployment to Asia. The Type 45 destroyers […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy amphibious transport dock HMS Albion is scheduled to sail from Devonport Naval Base at the end of the week after spending almost six years tied to port in “extended readiness”. In late 2011 the ship was placed at extended readiness, following the decision by the UK Government in the Strategic Defence and Security […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    A naval task group made up of four Royal Navy vessels HMS Albion, HMS Sutherland, HMS Echo and RFA Lyme Bay have set sail this week to Norway in one of the largest UK deployments in 2020. They will join a force of more than a thousand Green Berets who have been in Norway over […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy amphibious transport dock HMS Albion has deployed to the Baltic Sea where it will lead a multinational task group as part of a UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). All three service branches of the UK armed forces will take part in the first JEF maritime deployment, which started as HMS Albion got underway […]

  • 11 April 2018

    The UK defense ministry confirmed on Wednesday it is sending amphibious transport dock HMS Albion to North East Asia to support UN sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Albion set sail from the Devonport Naval Base in February this year and was initially scheduled to spend five months in the Mediterranean Sea as […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy amphibious warship HMS Albion has completed her sea trials this week and is all set for an official return to the fleet and operations in 2018. HMS Albion’s sea trials followed a two-year, £90m revamp after the ship had been mothballed in 2011, just eight years after she joined the fleet. The Devonport-based […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    After a period of three years in extended readiness, HMS Albion is finally turning into the nation’s future flagship. The assault ship has been in extended readiness since 2011 in her home base of Devonport, while her sister HMS Bulwark – currently leading the Royal Navy’s annual amphibious Cougar deployment in the Mediterranean – has served […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are scheduled to conduct their first joint amphibious exercise in Japanese waters next week. Taking place on August 23 and 24, the exercise will be spearheaded by Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion and the JMSDF tank landing ship JS Shimokita. JMSDF landing craft air cushioned […]

  • 7 August 2011

      Three Royal Navy ships return home this weekend bringing to a close an eventful and complex operational deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The Task Force Flagship, HMS Albion, and her escorting Frigate, HMS Sutherland, both arrive back in their homeport of Plymouth on Mon 8 Aug. RFA Cardigan Bay and her embarked […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy landing platform dock HMS Albion returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth, after leading an international task group on two months of exercises in the Baltic Sea. This was Albion’s first Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Maritime Task Group mission that demonstrated the co-operation between nations in the Baltic […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Training & Education

      The British Royal Navy flagship HMS Albion sailed into the Souda Bay anchorage (Crete) on Wednesday for a five-day courtesy call… (ana) [mappress] Source: ana , May 5, 2011;

  • 15 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Survey ship HMS Echo stepped up to the mark when she was charged with leading the nation’s flagship in for a beach assault as week-long exercises with the United Arab Emirates reached their climax. The Devonport-bases hydrographic vessel – six months into a two-year deployment east of Suez, where she is updating navigational charts […]

  • 10 August 2011
    Training & Education

    THERE’S nothing like a ship’s homecoming. Tears. Smiles. Hugs. Kisses. Laughs. Glasses of champers. Banners. Union Jacks. Royal Marines Band. Huge White Ensigns. A flypast. Joy. Raw emotion. Two homecomings within minutes of each other, well that’s just magical. Britain’s flagship HMS Albion completed her four-month Cougar deployment by returning to Plymouth yesterday accompanied by […]