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  • 8 December 2014

    The £7m pumped into restoring Britain’s only WW2-era submarine reaped instant rewards as HMS Alliance doubled visitor numbers in a year. More than 100,000 people have toured the new-look boat – and the rest of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum – in Gosport, up from just 43,000 visitors in 2013. Alliance re-opened in April 2014 […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Alliance, the only surviving British WW2era ocean going submarine has become the first accessible submarine in the world. As part of the £7m conservation project to restore HMS Alliance back to her former glory, a lift has been installed to assist people with mobility difficulties to go on board the historic submarine. Chris Munns, […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Duke of Cambridge, Commodore-in-Chief Submarines and Royal Patron of the HMS Alliance Conservation Appeal, visited the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to attend the Service of Re-dedication of the newly restored submarine HMS Alliance. He met veteran submariners and toured the historic submarine.   Serving Submariners from HMS Sultan were also amongst those supporting the […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Industry news

    HMS Alliance, based at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, is set for a £6.5m makeover… (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, October 10, 2011

  • 26 August 2015

    The public have the rare chance to see some of the Royal Navy’s hidden gems next month when they’re allowed in as part of the annual Heritage Open Days initiative in England. From small beginnings in Gosport with the inaugural open days back in 1994, now around three million people take advantage of the opportunity […]

  • 19 June 2014

    A deal that makes HMS Trincomalee – Britain’s oldest floating warship – a full subsidiary of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has been hailed as great news for Hartlepool.   The Napoleonic-era vessel which is permanently moored at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience in the town’s marina, will now be marketed as part of […]

  • 15 June 2018

    A new exhibition to mark 50 years since Britain’s first at-sea nuclear deterrent opens at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport on June 15. “Silent & Secret” will explore the history of the British nuclear at-sea deterrent and reveal the challenging nature of working in these submarines. The exhibition will highlight the experiences of […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Industry news

    HMS Alliance – Britain’s only WW2-era submarine – reopens to the public today after a three-year restoration project. Around £7m has been spent revamping the boat at the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport, making her appear brand new both inside and out.   Pristine on the outside and alive with sounds, voices and smells inside […]

  • 6 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Britain’s Only WW2-Era Submarine Reopens to Public HMS Alliance – Britain’s only WW2-era submarine – reopens to the public today after a three-year restoration project. Around £7m has been spent revamping the boat at the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport, making her appear brand new both inside and out.  UK Submarine Searches for Missing Malaysian […]

  • 10 January 2018

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy is starting work on a £5m museum to tell the story of the Royal Navy in Plymouth, the Royal Navy has announced. The museum is a cornerstone of a 12-year plan by museum bosses which will also see a multi-million pound revamp of the Fleet Air Arm’s heritage. […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The RN Submarine Museum has created an exhibition highlighting personal memories of submariners who served in the South Atlantic three decades ago. Falklands 30 – War Patrols was officially opened by the chairman of the museum, Vice Admiral Sir Time McClement – 30 years to the day after he was second-in-command of HMS Conqueror as […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), a partnering relationship between the British industry and the UK Ministry of Defence in charge of constructing the Royal Navy’s largest ships ever built – Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, is planning to honor all workers involved in the project. Dubbed the ‘Spirit of the Alliance’, the effort is aimed at displaying the […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier produced by Cammell Laird arrived at Babcock Rosyth Facilities in Fife on Thursday, September 3, following their voyage from Birkenhead. Centre Block 4 is the longest of the upper sections of hull of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second of two new aircraft carriers […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Aircraft Carrier Alliance welcomed the largest section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier to Rosyth Dockyard last week, following its voyage from BAE Systems in Glasgow where it was built. Lower Block 04 is the largest hull section of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers being constructed by the […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The first sailors to join the Royal Navy’s brand new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have arrived in Rosyth to become the key members in the team building the country’s most powerful warship. Eight personnel have become the first of many members of the ship’s company to join the ship and will now work alongside […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Type 23 frigate HMS Somerset has left Devonport Royal Dockyard for sea trials with significantly increased sustainability and fighting capability, following a successful nine-month docking period undertaken by Babcock; the first major maintenance period conducted under the full implementation of the Surface Ship Support (SSS) Alliance Class Output Management (COM) arrangements. The project has been […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Industry news

    BAE Systems has received a £6 million (about USD 9.94 million) contract to extend its support to the Royal Navy’s warships.   The BAE Systems teams for the Class Output Management and Design Services are in charge of providing a one-stop shop of support to the HMS Illustrious, the Hunt Class and the Type 23 […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, currently being built by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance in Rosyth, has received the first twelve members of its crew. As the first ship’s company, the team will work alongside their industry partners over the coming years to learn about the ship, the equipment and the technological advances […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Industry news

    Stunning images have been released to give an idea of front-line carrier operations in the Royal Navy in just a few years’ time. The team behind HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales have produced life-like graphics of F35 Lightning IIs and Merlin Mk2s operating from the sprawling flight decks of the 65,000-tonne leviathans. With […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is sending two warships to NATO missions in the Mediterranean Sea, UK’s defense secretary Michael Fallon confirmed at the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Multi-role survey ship HMS Enterprise is already underway and is set to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) as the flagship in July this […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. While visiting the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, in Rosyth, Mr Fallon met with the project team to discuss the build progress of the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which […]

  • 6 June 2019

    Once the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth starts operations in 2021, it will be made available to deploy as part of NATO’s Readiness Initiative. The UK prime minister announced on May 4 that the first of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, together with the F-35 fighter jets, would fly the flag […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Babcock has started work on Sandown class minehunter HMS Grimsby, now in dock in Rosyth for a six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)). The support period is the first Sandown class refit to be undertaken under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA) Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements, which came into effect in April, […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Equipment & technology

      One of the inaugural steps in preparing Royal Navy sailors to man the first of the Queen Elizabeth class carriers due in 2016 has been taken with the opening of a brand new training facility. The 65,000 tonne carrier – which weighs three times as much as HMS Illustrious – is currently being assembled […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Industry news

    The most iconic section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Forward Island containing the bridge, has begun her delivery journey from the dock hall on HM Naval Base Portsmouth where the first steel was cut just 70 weeks ago. After leaving the dock hall’s basin and passing through a lock, the Forward Island will pause overnight […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Industry news

    The scaffolding around the bow of the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth has been removed, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance said on its Twitter account.   The scaffolding was mounted so as to give the next generation aircraft carrier her new paint job. The giant aircraft carrier is undergoing final touch-ups so as to get ready […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The aft island, the final section of the UK’s second aircraft carrier took to the sea yesterday, December 10. The control tower of the ship is being transferred to Babcock’s dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland. The 750-tonne section, which will control aircraft operations on HMS Prince of Wales, left BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow for the […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy, has moved forward with the docking of two of the ship’s largest hull sections – Lower Block 02 and Lower Block 03.   The movement of the blocks into the dock at Rosyth marks the beginning of […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s contribution to the alliance has been praised as it approaches 45 years of continuous submarine nuclear deterrent patrols. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wrote to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond this week to thank the UK for its nuclear commitment to the alliance as the Royal Navy completed the 100th patrol by […]