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  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The name of the UK capital will return to the Royal Navy fleet with the eighth Type 26 frigate, Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord has announced. The future HMS London joins the previously-named HMS Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, and Birmingham while the fifth, sixth, and seventh ship are yet to be named. The name HMS London […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Britain’s newest warship, HMS Duncan, spent a week in the Black Sea with the Romanian and Bulgarian Navies. Fresh from operations in the Gulf, the ship sailed through the Bosphorus to work with NATO allies. Operating off Burgas, Bulgaria, and Constanța, Romania, the destroyer carried out training manoeuvres with the two Navies and hosted senior visitors […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Additional two names for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 City-class frigates were announced on two separate occasions on November 22. UK defense minister Stuart Andrew announced that the fifth Type 26 frigate would be named Sheffield during a visit to Chesterfield Special Cylinders in Sheffield, a key supplier to the multi-billion-pound Type 26 program. During […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Authorities

    Following a 43-year career with the Royal Navy, Sir Mark Stanhope is to stand down as First Sea Lord in April and will hand over the baton to Admiral Sir George Zambellas. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday, 24 January, made the announcement that Adm Zambellas will succeed Sir Mark as the Chief of the Naval […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Kent will visit London May 14 and 15 on her way to take part in the Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, a naval battle fought between Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet and the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet during the First […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Type 45 Air Defence Destroyer HMS Defender will sail into London on Wednesday, 22 April for a six day visit. She will be joined by minehunter HMS Middleton on Friday, 24 April. Both ships are in London in support of the Centenary of the Gallipoli campaign and will be moored off Greenwich pier […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Montrose, a Royal UK Navy Type 23 Duke-class frigate, arrived in London in the early hours of Thursday morning, and is now alongside in West India Dock conducting a number of engagements and capability demonstrations with the ship’s affiliates and London-based youth groups, schools and members of the local Tower Hamlets community.   HMS […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender docks in Greenwich, London. The vessel arrived for the first time in the country’s capital yesterday morning, where it will be moored for six days. She will be joined by HMS Middleton on Friday. The vessels are in London in support of the Centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. HMS Defender is the […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities

    London’s affiliated warship HMS Westminster sailed through the Thames Barrier and yesterday hosted guests to demonstrate her capability.   The Type-23 frigate will also open her gangway to the public on Saturday where people will be able to glimpse life on board a Royal UK Navy warship. HMS Westminster’s Commanding Officer Captain Hugh Beard said: […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn arrived in London January 24 for a four-day visit to support the 150th Anniversary of the London Fire Brigade. She was greeted by one of the brigade’s Lambeth-based fire boats – Fire Dart – which saluted Severn with jets of water as she approached North Greenwich. HMS Severn then […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    London’s affiliated warship, UK Navy’s HMS Westminster, spent six days in the nation’s capital where the ship’s company visited the Tower of London, took part in a Freedom of the City parade, and opened her gangway to members of the public and dignitaries.   Shortly after arriving members of the frigate’s company visited the Tower […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel HMS Severn is in London until November 4th, helping to play a central part in the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Day launch. HMS Severn provided the backdrop on October 31 for London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, to start this year’s poppy day with the sale of the first poppy on […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland has sailed up the River Thames into the UK capital to take part in London International Shipping Week. The vessel will be moored alongside HMS Belfast until the end of the week. Although not open to the public, the Type 23 frigate will be clearly visible in the heart of the […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Three Royal Navy warships will sail up the River Thames this week for the start of a six-day visit to London. All three vessels are in the capital to support events surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest military campaign of the Second World War. It will be an emotional […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    On a warm and sunny bank holiday morning, HMS Edinburgh slipped her lines from Portsmouth and began her final voyage around the UK. This marks a milestone in her 30 year long career serving in the Royal Navy, in which she has sailed around the world on operations, clocking up over 600,000 miles. Whilst on […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Ocean returns to its home-port of HM Naval Base, Devonport at Plymouth on Friday (21 September) after two months on the Thames supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, has been moored on the river Thames off Greenwich playing a key role in the London 2012 […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster, which is affiliated to its namesake borough, has arrived on the Thames alongside HMS Belfast for a six-day regional engagement visit. Sailing through the Thames barrier, beneath Tower bridge and past the O2, the Type-23 frigate gracefully transited through the capital city. Her visit is an opportunity to strengthen and […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus sailed into Portsmouth yesterday as part of the Royal Navy’s contribution to London International Shipping Week. RFA Argus, which has most recently returned from Sierra Leone as the UK’s government’s response to the crisis, will host a series of events on board while Type 23 frigate HMS Portland will represent the […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Lord Mayor of London paid a visit to HMS Penzance recently whilst the ship was alongside in Bahrain. Alderman the Lord Mountevans was accompanied by His Excellency Simon Martin CMG, the British Ambassador to Bahrain, on a tour of the Sandown Class minehunter. The crew took the opportunity to talk about the Faslane-based ship […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond will sail up the River Thames and go alongside at West India Dock today for the start of a five-day visit to the capital. HMS Richmond is affiliated to Richmond-upon-Thames – and also to Richmond in North Yorkshire – and the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Robert Pedre, […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Severn a river class patrol vessel paid a six-day visit to London this week. HMS Severn is the second River-class built by Vosper Thornycroft at their Woolston yard and was commissioned on the 31st July 2003. She is one of the trio of Offshore Patrol Vessels patrolling the seas around the UK almost every […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond has just sailed from London after a highly successful visit to celebrate Armed Forces’ Day and her many links with the capital. HMS Richmond is proud to be affiliated with the Royal Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames, the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, Goodwin Sea Cadets unit, the London Nautical School, the Royal Star and Garter […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Until last year’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee events and the Olympics, it was uncommon for more than one Royal Navy warship to venture up the River Thames to central London at the same time. In May this year, Londoners rejoiced at the sight of Her Majesty’s Ships Illustrious, Edinburgh and Blyth berthing in the capital in […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Training & Education

    This historic event is related to the Crown’s authority over the City of London. During the middle ages, successive Kings believed it was their right to extract tolls from vessels on the Thames. On the King’s behalf, the Constable of the Tower of London was empowered to demand these tolls as a perquisite of his […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Sutherland and HMS Tyne were moored at the Royal Docks outside ExCel from Monday September 9 until Sunday as part of the DSEi defence and security exhibition, providing delegates with a visible demonstration of naval power and capability. he third vessel – HMS Northumberland – was berthed at Canary Wharf as a backdrop to […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

      Britain’s largest wars hip HMS Ocean has yesterday sailed from London following her success in keeping the capital safe during the Olympic Games. The 21,500 tonne ship provided a very visible presence at Greenwich for the summer, acting as a helipad for aircraft to patrol the skies and as accommodation for more than 400 […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Around 250 sailors provided an additional spectacle to the traditional pomp and ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London. Three Royal Navy ships remain in London in support of the wider Battle of Atlantic 70th Anniversary commemorative events in the capital, and Her Majesty’s Ships Illustrious, Edinburgh and Blyth mustered around 250 […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Following a successful visit to London, HMS St Albans has set sail to continue with her national tasking. The Type 23 frigate arrived in London last Wednesday where she hosted a number of events and dignitaries, demonstrating her capability and embarked Merlin Mark 2 helicopter. This morning she sailed back out through the River Thames. […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Training & Education

    25 Sailors from HMS Collingwood took the lead at the Biennial Royal Naval Association Parade at the Cenotaph, London. The sailors from Victory Squadron, HMS Collingwood accompanied by 20 from HMS Sultan journeyed up to London to represent the Royal Navy at the high profile event. In attendance were over 500 shipmates and 58 Standard-bearers […]