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  • 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 […]

  • 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 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond stepped in for helicopter carrier HMS Ocean as NATO flagship to allow the Royal Navy fleet flagship to bring vital supplies to Caribbean areas affected by Hurricane Irma The fleet flagship HMS Ocean was originally planned to lead NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean, but was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy held an official naming ceremony for HMS Tamar, the fourth of overall five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels being built. The OPV naming ceremony took place in the shipyard in Glasgow where she and her sisters were built. The 90-meter ship is equipped with a 30mm cannon and a flight […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender returned to her homeport in Portsmouth concluding her first underway period after undergoing an 18-month refit. The ship put her systems and personnel to the test over the seven-day period following the major upkeep which saw two new gas turbines fitted along with new signals intelligence equipment and […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans and the nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute honed their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills recently, during joint training off Scotland. HMS St Albans and HMS Astute are two of the vessels that form the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine capability. This latest training exercise took place in a Scottish loch and […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Training & Education

    After a necessary period of maintenance in base port and a period of summer leave, HMS Blyth and her Ship’s Company sailed from HMNB Clyde on the 26th August bound for the Bournemouth Air Festival and the Regional Forces West Exercise 2013. HMS Blyth joined a number of other Royal Navy warships including HMS Northumberland, […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) witnessed the departure of Devonport based Royal Navy Warship HMS Argyll today after a two day community engagement and disaster relief planning visit.   HMS Argyll hosted local disaster management leaders on-board to discuss the capabilities a Type 23 Frigate could provide in the aftermath of a hurricane. Through the […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (RCOPV) HMS Mersey has been training 8 University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) students from P2000 University Patrol Unit HMS Biter in March and April. While HMS Biter had to undergo essential maintenance and was unable to provide an Easter “deployment” for her associated URNU students, HMS Mersey […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was joined by two frigates as she embarked on her maiden sea trials. The frigates’ role is to secure the seas around the aircraft carrier as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland today. HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, on […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has announced a new homeporting plan for the Royal Navy’s thirteen Type 23 frigates. After the relocation is complete, all eight anti-submarine warfare frigates will be calling Plymouth their home, while the remaining five general-purpose variants will be based in Portsmouth. The defense ministry said the base port changes would take […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence announced Thursday that work on two new offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy will get underway with a £278M contract with shipbuilder BAE Systems. The two new vessels were named HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. Preparation works were already underway and Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin, will mark the official start of […]

  • 8 April 2020

    HMS Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class submarines of the Royal Navy, has arrived at her new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The new submarine and her 98-strong crew arrived at the Naval Base in Argyll and Bute on April 7, flying the White Ensign after sailing from BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness. “It is […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate and Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender got underway from Portsmouth on Sunday to deploy for operations in the Persian Gulf and Asia Pacific. HMS Kent will relieve destroyer HMS Duncan of her duties in the Gulf and is scheduled to work alongside US partners as part of the newly-formed International […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK warship HMS Richmond has joined the EU mission in the Mediterranean to tackle migrant smugglers. HMS Richmond has new powers to stop and detain suspected migrant smugglers and disable their vessels. The Type 23 frigate’s arrival comes after the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2240 (2015) which gives her Commanding Officer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Research & Development

    As Mission Erebus and Terror 2015 comes to a close, Parks Canada has released never-before seen photos taken during the expedition. The images showcase the archaeological work at the wreck of HMS Erebus and present, for the first time, a full view of the wreck without the help of radar imagery. The Parks Canada-led search […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy drug buster HMS Argyll has formally handed over the reins to HMS Severn as the two ships met up in the North Atlantic ocean. The Type 23 frigate is on her way home for Christmas while HMS Severn will spend the next six months tackling drug smugglers, assisting in the event of natural […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy patrol boat HMS Example provided crew, students and guests with an opportunity to visit several historical sites of maritime significance in Newcastle and Tynemouth as part of an historical tour laid on by the Port of Tyne. The P2000 dropped guests off at Tynemouth Lighthouse and Newcastle Swing Bridge for tours of the […]