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  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s minehunter HMS Hurworth paid a visit to Loch Ewe when it popped in to stock up on fuel and supplies during the biggest war games being run in the UK. During this visit, the vessel also managed to put a huge smile on the faces of two groups of youngsters aged five to 11 from Poolewe […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Captain and ship’s company of HMS Hurworth gathered to mark the 70th Anniversary of the sinking of the previous HMS Hurworth during the Second World War. The officers and ratings from the Portsmouth-based Hunt Class Minehunter attended a short service at Southsea war memorial, on the 22nd October, to remember the 131 lost in the […]

  • 7 July 2014

    This was once one of Germany’s most famous military decorations – now a prized trophy aboard Portsmouth minehunter HMS Hurworth, 70 years after the ship’s predecessor shot down its holder’s bomber.   In 1943, the previous Hurworth – a destroyer – shot down a Luftwaffe Junkers 88 dive-bomber over Sicily during the month-long battle to […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A submarine hunting helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been supporting mine warfare training in the English Channel. The airborne anti-submarine Merlin from 824 Naval Air Squadron teamed up with its surface counter-part for a series exercises to familiarise HMS Hurworth, a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) based at Devonport Naval Base, with […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel; personally met Crew 1 of the Second Mine Countermeasure Squadron yesterday during an informal ceremony onboard HMS Victory, in recognition of their achievements during a 6 and a half month deployment to the Gulf. MCM 2 Crew 1 who served onboard the Atherstone, a Hunt class mine counter […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Industry news

    Three Royal Navy warships were present at the world’s largest land, sea and air defence and security exhibition this week. Held in London from September 15-18, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) 2015 saw key note speeches delivered by all four UK Ministry of Defence Service Chiefs of Staff as well as static and dynamic displays. Her Majesty’s […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Russia’s third Project 11356 frigate, the Admiral Makarov, transited the English Channel on August 20 as she sails for her new homeport in the Black Sea. The 4,000-ton Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate was escorted through the Channel by Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Hurworth and a Wildcat HMA2 helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron. The frigate started the […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy warships in Plymouth hosted some 270 international students from the UK’s military leadership college for an insight into the professionalism of the senior service. A two-day dynamic demonstration of the Royal Navy’s capability was staged off the South West coast by warships HMS Dragon (Portsmouth destroyer), HMS Sutherland (Plymouth frigate), HMS Mersey (River Class […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy mine disposal experts watched their Japanese counterparts work during the large-scale exercise 2JA 2016. Two British observers joined the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force at its major annual test of its minehunting forces in Mutsu Bay at the northern tip of main island of Honshu. Some 20 Japanese minehunters were involved in the exercise, […]

  • 11 September 2015

    Three Royal Navy warships will be present at the world’s largest land, sea and air defence and security exhibition next week. Held in London from 15-18 September, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2015 will see key note speeches delivered by all four UK MOD Service Chiefs of Staff as well as static and dynamic […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) HMS Brocklesby will visit Torbay on Friday (June 21) for the start of a three-day regional engagement programme, and in particular, to support the town’s Armed Forces Day events. The Royal Navy warship will anchor off the town from 5pm on Friday night before setting sail again late […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warships HMS Somerset and HMS Brocklesby will be visiting the Isle of Man from Thursday, July 4, in support of the opening of Tynwald. HMS Somerset, a 4900-tonne, Type 23 frigate will anchor in Douglas Bay on Thursday, July 4 for a three-day visit before returning to sea on Saturday. Although not open […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Guard, made up of two P2000 patrol boats HMS Trumpeter and Ranger, two Picket Boats, two Rigid Inflatable Boats from HMS Diamond, and four Off-shore Raiding Craft from 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines – was followed by The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines who piped the boats along the river. The weekend’s […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Training & Education

    A Portchester sailor has been presented with a medal for 17 years of service to the Royal Navy while serving on the icebreaker HMS Protector. In an unusual setting, Leading Seaman Scott Black was given the medal standing on an iceberg off Detaille Island on the edge of Antarctica – one of the most remote […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A giant exercise off the coast of Scotland which involved more than 30 warships and 65 aircraft from 13 European countries has drawn to a close. Exercise Joint Warrior – a twice yearly event – saw the Royal Marines from 42 Commando return to their core amphibious skills as oppose to the land fighting capabilities […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy sailors, airmen and Royal Marines will be taking part in the largest military exercise in Western Europe this year. Exercise Joint Warrior takes place during April 13-29 in the waters off, skies above and soil of Scotland. More than a dozen Royal Navy (RN) warships and submarines are committed to the annual war […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Industry news

    Britain today has a new flagship with assault ship HMS Bulwark assuming the proud mantle from her sister. Just two days after HMS Albion made her final entry to Plymouth for three years – and three days after she herself completed her last major training exercise, Bulwark is ready to assume the key role. For […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Training & Education

      French marines get a soaking as a Zodiac raider from HMS Bulwark approaches the Scottish coast in the opening stages of the largest military exercise staged in the UK this autumn. Right now, Joint Warrior – a test of land, sea and air forces from ten nations including Britain – is reaching the half-way […]

  • 4 June 2014

    HMS Somerset and HMAS Darwin, the two top naval crime fighters in the Indian Ocean have met and shared their experiences of half a dozen drugs busts.   Between them they have accounted for seizing £240m of illegal narcotics in the past two months. The duo, directed by a Royal UK Navy-led task force, have […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Success, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, engaged in a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s vessel in the Middle East Region. This was Success’ third replenishment evolution and it lasted for approximately one hour. Success transferred almost 150 cubic metres of fuel to HMS Kent. Commanding Officer of the Duke Class, Type […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation  has been selected to supply the Platform Management System (PMS) for the Royal Navy’s fifth Astute-class submarine, Anson. Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will supply the PMS for Astute Boat 5 under a performance partnering arrangement (PPA) with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarine. BAE Systems will install the PMS equipment, which controls and […]

  • 28 May 2014

      HMAS Darwin has taken advantage of a cross-deck to exchange ideas with members of the Royal Navy ship HMS Somerset while conducting maritime security patrols in the Arabian Sea.   HMAS Darwin is deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation Slipper’s contribution to the 30-nation Combined Maritime Forces. Eleven […]

  • 30 March 2015

    The ship’s company of HMS Pembroke recently paid tribute to the crew of HMS Isis, a Royal Navy Destroyer that was sunk during the Second World War. On the 26th March, the Sandown class Mine Counter Measures vessel visited the wreck in French waters just north of the Normandy coast, where she conducted a short […]

  • 15 October 2012

    First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope has seen his flag hoisted at HMS Victory in a handover ceremony with the new Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel. Earlier the outgoing Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery, had stepped down from his duties after 37 years of naval service. Trumpets sounded at […]

  • 16 January 2018

    A commemorative service to mark the centenary of the sinking of Royal Navy destroyers HMS Opal and HMS Narborough. Wreaths were laid during a ceremony on January 12 in memory of the 188 men who perished when the two destroyers hit rocks off Orkney exactly 100 years ago. HMS Opal and HMS Narborough ran aground and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 January 2015

    Two Royal Navy warships have received the military’s ultimate award for peace and goodwill for helping the people of the Philippines. First HMS Daring and later HMS Illustrious spent around a month helping devastated island communities rebuild their lives after the most powerful storm ever recorded. Collectively, the two ships helped more than 22,000 people […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Fishery Protection Vessel HMS Mersey and survey vessel HMS Enterprise visit Falmouth on Friday in support of Falmouth Week regatta. The two ships will be providing a boat to assist race managers and safety officers overseeing competition in Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads. In addition HMS Mersey will host a small capability demonstration […]

  • 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 […]