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  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of five new Royal Navy patrol vessels, has started a journey to her new homeport in Portsmouth after completing sea trials. The ship got underway February 21, setting sail from Glasgow where it was built by BAE Systems. Designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and other maritime […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll recently carried out a test firing of the Sea Ceptor missile to verify the weapon system upgrade. The first firings of Sea Ceptor were conducted from HMS Argyll at the Hebrides range off the coast of Scotland and involved firing the system to assess its performance against a range […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on Thursday, November 2, wrapping up a series of exercises. Upon returning home, the destroyer fired a rare 17-gun salute to hail the First Sea Lord’s presence in Portsmouth. The number of guns fired designates the seniority of the recipient – in this case Admiral […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Industry news

    The Duchess of Rothesay today pressed a button to formally name the UK’s second new carrier. The ship’s sponsor – better known south of the border as the Duchess of Cornwall – triggered the launch of a ten-year-old bottle of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery on the Isle of Islay and 65,000-tonne HMS Prince of […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Members of the Norwegian Navy have been training at HMS Raleigh as they prepare to take delivery of their new logistics support vessel. The crew of HNoMS Maud is using the Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) trainer at the base in Torpoint to practise transferring stores and supplies to other ships at sea. HNoMS Maud is currently being […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond has sailed from Portsmouth Naval Base for a nine-month operational deployment. She will be taking over the Navy’s long-standing commitment to the region from HMS Monmouth, a Type 23 frigate based in Plymouth. She is the second Type 45 destroyer to sail on operational deployment in the last three months. […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Ministry of Defence has offered amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean for sale to the Brazilian Navy, the media in the South American country wrote. The UK Defence Journal first noted the reports which said the price of the helicopter carrier was deemed “reasonable” by Brazilian officials. Following up on the reports, the publication contacted persons […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Princess Anne named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in a ceremony on Monday in Portsmouth. The berth was officially named as The Princess Royal Jetty. It will be home to the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Authorities

    The UK Royal Navy today formally named HMS Forth, the first of its five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels. The 90-metre warship, which will be tasked with vital counter-terrorism, anti-smuggling and maritime defence duties, was named HMS Forth in honour of the Scottish river in a ceremony at the BAE Systems Scotstoun shipyard in […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Sea King Mk7 airborne surveillance and control helicopters have joined HMS Ocean in the Gulf to practise in preparation for Merlin helicopters that will succeed the Sea Kings as the carrier’s ‘flying eyes’. After years over the sands of Afghanistan – where their radars proved vital in tracking the movements of insurgents on the […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will leave Portsmouth one final time today and sail for the scrapyard after 32 years of service with the Royal Navy. Sailors on board HMS Queen Elizabeth and public at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth will bid farewell to the aircraft that they affectionately called Lusty. The UK government […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Her Majesty The Queen has given her consent for the first of the next-generation nuclear-missile-armed submarines to carry the name Dreadnought. One of the most symbolic names in Royal Navy history is thereby being resurrected after more than 35 years. It’s a warship title which goes back to the reign of Elizabeth I, more than 450 years, but was […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities

    Senior lawyers from the US Navy and the Royal Navy met at the stone frigate HMS Excellent for formal joint talks concerning aircraft carrier operations. With the Royal Navy on the cusp of returning to ‘big deck’ aircraft carrier operations when HMS Queen Elizabeth joins the fleet next year, it is keen to learn about how […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK’s 820 Naval Air Squadron conducted ‘remarinisation’ training when all of the squadron’s personnel was reunited at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose for the first time in two years. Part of the process was building on their resourcefulness and resilience by undertaking adventurous training (AT) at various sites around the Cornish coast. The squadron are now embarked on […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Marines’ F35B short take-off vertical landing jets will join the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on board when she sets sail for her maiden deployment which is planned for 2021. This was confirmed by the UK MoD Secretary Michael Fallon following a meeting between him and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Nineteen times longer, 15 times wider and a staggering 3,000 times heavier, the new carrier dwarfed the small survey craft HMS Gleaner as she scanned the huge inner basin at Rosyth, where Queen Elizabeth is in the final stages of completion. The smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, previously used to scan the wreck of the […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Two new gangways to support Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers have arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base. Designed and developed by Dutch specialists Verhoef, on behalf of BAE Systems, the gangways are part of an investment of £100 million to support HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales while they are docked in Portsmouth. The […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced HMS Daring will deploy to the Gulf as the UK’s latest contribution to the campaign against Daesh. The Type 45 destroyer and her 190-strong crew will sail from Portsmouth on Friday with a mission to use her sophisticated radar and missile systems to protect US aircraft carriers as they […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Authorities

    The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed the sale of HMS Illustrious light aircraft carrier to Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling for around £2 million. It is anticipated that the former Royal Navy flagship will leave her base in Portsmouth for Turkey in the autumn of this year, ahead of the arrival of the first of the […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy sent six sailors, from Navy command headquarters in Portsmouth, England, to integrate into Wasp’s flight deck operations to prepare them for their upcoming Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Illustrious was the last carrier in British service before being decommissioned in 2014 and will soon be replaced by its advanced […]