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  • 26 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s current flagship, HMS Ocean, wrapped up an eventful six-month deployment to the Middle East and returned to HMNB Devonport, Plymouth on March 24. During her deployment, HMS Ocean became the first UK warship to lead the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force (CTF) 50 in the Arabian Gulf, taking command of the group […]

  • 22 March 2015
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    The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean celebrated her royal links by hosting Her Majesty the Queen on board in Plymouth on Friday, March 20. Her Majesty paid her fourth visit to the nation’s ‘very high readiness’ helicopter carrier since commissioning in 1998. Her Majesty, the ship’s sponsor since the official naming ceremony on 20th […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The soon-to-be-decommissioned Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base on February 2 on a farewell visit. The helicopter carrier and assault ship arrived just after dawn to pay a visit to the city before returning to her homeport of Devonport, Plymouth for the final time under a white ensign later this […]

  • 11 July 2017
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    Royal Navy’s former flagship HMS Ocean paid one final visit to her affiliated city of Sunderland before it is paid off next spring. HMS Ocean is leaving service as she is set to be replaced by the HMS Queen Elizabeth which took to sea this summer. The ship will be paid off after she completes her […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s former fleet flagship and helicopter carrier HMS Ocean was decommissioned on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Her Majesty The Queen at the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth. Queen Elizabeth, who is the ship’s lady sponsor, inspected the sailors and was later transported on an aircraft lift to the lower decks as part of the […]

  • 29 August 2017
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    Getting underway from Naval Base Plymouth on Tuesday, helicopter carrier HMS Ocean started her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The fleet flagship – a role that will be taken by the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth – will be joining NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean as flagship. HMS Ocean […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean on Friday returned to Devonport Naval Base for the final time as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The flagship entered Plymouth welcomed by well-wishers and flanked by landing craft and tugs firing water hoses high into the air. The amphibious helicopter and commando carrier sailed into Devonport Naval Base with […]

  • 1 May 2015
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    The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean will sail into Sunderland at approximately 3pm on Friday, May 1 for a five day visit. She will be berthed at the Port of Sunderland’s Corporation Quay. HMS Ocean is visiting Sunderland for an affiliation visit and to exercise its right to the Freedom of the City by […]

  • 31 October 2017
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    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has assumed her role as NATO SNMG2 flagship again after returning from the Caribbean where she contributed to the UK humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation Ruman. Ocean relieved HMS Diamond – Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer which jumped in for the helicopter carrier in September – as group flagship on Sunday, October […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Landing Platform Helicopter HMS Ocean left her homeport in Devonport to take part in a major multinational NATO exercise in the Baltic Sea. Exercise Baltops is an annual workout which tests the 16 allied and partner maritime nations taking part. The helicopter carrier and Royal Navy fleet flagship will be taking part in one of the […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Having recently returned from a multi million pound refit – HMS Ocean has now finished taking onboard her ammunition and is ready for service as the nation’s on call helicopter carrier.   This is just the next step in her regeneration after she welcomed her first helicopters last week. Prior to that she carried out […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The sale of Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean to the Brazilian Navy has been officially confirmed, UK media reported. The price was set at £84 million, according to the reports. The sale is to take place next month while the ship itself will sail to Brazil in the summer. Babcock and BAE Systems will […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A US Marine Corps Osprey has landed on the flight deck of HMS Ocean for the first time in over five years. The landing was the first step in demonstrating the partnership between the amphibious helicopter platform and the US Marines Corps (USMC) ahead of the major NATO exercise, Trident Juncture, which gets underway in a few […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean visited Beirut en route home, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel in five years to visit the Lebanese capital. The helicopter carrier arrived in Lebanon on March 4 having concluded a six-month deployment in the Middle East. Ocean’s captain, Capt Rob Pedre, was joined by Rear Admiral Alex Burton, Commander […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy has shared a video of its flagship HMS Ocean taking part in NATO’s annual Baltops exercise. The helicopter carrier participated in the exercise which took place between June 3 and June 20 in the Baltic Sea. As flagship of the exercise, Ocean found herself home to Italians, French, Germans, Spanish, Swedish and Americans, while her flight […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities

    After concluding its five day visit to Sunderland, Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean arrived on the River Thames today. According to Port of London Authority, the vessel will now sail to Greenwich where it will be moored over the weekend. HMS Ocean is the Royal Navy’s sole amphibious assault ship and landing platform helicopter. She is designed to support […]

  • 11 December 2011
    Training & Education

    After seven months away from home, 1,000 loved ones finally got to see them in the flesh as Britain’s biggest warship, HMS Ocean, returned to Plymouth. The ship – which has hit the news around the world this week thanks to a spoof Mariah Carey video (endorsed by the diva herself) – arrived back under […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Ocean sailed from Plymouth on Saturday (5th July) for the first time since October 2012, after undergoing a major refit in her base-port at Devonport, Plymouth.   The £65 million refit has improved her ability to carry out her main role as an amphibious helicopter carrier (landing platform helicopter) acting as part of a […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A team from HMS Ocean has been training at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in preparation for taking Britain’s biggest warship back to sea following a 15-month £65 million revamp.   The ship’s Bridge team of 11, made up of Officers and Ratings, spent the week at the Naval College in Dartmouth using the state-of-the-art […]

  • 21 September 2011

      HMS Ocean is resuming patrols off Libya after a short break in Crete to undergo essential maintenance following nearly three months of constant action. As she returned to sea, Britain’s biggest warship was visited by the Second Sea Lord, who thanked all aboard for the continuing sacrifices. Heading into the Mediterranean sunset, an Army […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 August 2014
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    HMS Ocean has returned to Plymouth yesterday as the Nation’s Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) following a month at sea holding intensive sea acceptance trials and training.   From her brand new state-of-the-art radar to re-tuned engines, she now delivers a step change in performance following a £65M refit. Having ‘run in’ her engines, tested her propulsion […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey aircraft from U.S. Marine Corps got on the flightdeck of the Royal Navy’s helicopter carrier and assault ship HMS Ocean for a series of US/UK exercises. For several weeks the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft will fly off the deck of HMS Ocean transporting US and Royal Marines from ship to shore as they conduct […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Training & Education

    820 Naval Air Squadron has returned home to RNAS Culdrose following a six-month deployment on HMS Ocean, which took them through Europe and on to the Middle East. During her time away, HMS Ocean steamed over 23,000 miles, visited 11 countries and took part in various International exercises with local and NATO countries. HMS Ocean […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Brazilian Navy’s new helicopter carrier PHM Atlântico (A 140) arrived at her homeport in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday after a 25-day voyage from Plymouth, UK. The former Royal Navy ship (ex-HMS Ocean) was refitted in Plymouth before the Brazilian crew underwent Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) ahead of their voyage to Brazil which started […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Ocean has become the first Royal UK Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative […]

  • 2 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    UK helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has reportedly been bought by Brazil. The purchase was confirmed by Brazilian defense minister Raul Jungmann, according to UK Defence Journal. Brazil is reportedly paying £84 million for the UK helicopter carrier which recently returned from her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship, serving the role of NATO […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Authorities

    Six sailors from HMS Ocean were among the prize-winners at this year’s Defence Maritime Logistics School annual awards ceremony held at HMS Raleigh. The group were among 32 sailors to receive awards recognising the top students trained at the DMLS over the past year, while others were presented to the instructors and wider members of […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious flagship HMS Bulwark joined RFA Mounts Bay and MV Eddystone in Gibraltar in what was the first port visit of the Royal Navy’s inaugural Joint Expeditionary Force Task Group deployment. The group departed the British overseas territory September 26 and will be joined, at various points during the next few months, by destroyers […]