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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 […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Training & Education

      A major maritime exercise recently ended with a bang, when minehunter vessels participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011, hosted by the Royal Navy off the northwest coast of Scotland, encountered two pieces of Second World War ordnance. The Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) force, consisting of minehunters from the UK, Netherlands and Norway, discovered the unexploded ordnance lying […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has recently completed a transit of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Loch Ness as part of Operation Celtic Conquerer – Birmingham URNU’s annual Easter deployment.   “Travelling up the spectacular scenic Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with snow capped mountains tumbling down into the sea […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Exploit, Birmingham URNU’s P2000 patrol ship, is currently in Scottish waters on Operation Celtic Conquerer and has recently conducted a navigation exercise for the embarked students deep into the spectacular Loch Etive.   Loch Etive is never more than a mile wide and extends for nearly twenty miles between the foot of Glen Etive […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities

    Clearance divers from the Royal Navy’s Faslane-based Northern Diving Group (NDG) helped recover historic World War Two bouncing bombs from the bottom of Loch Striven. On Wednesday, July 19, three of the famous “Highball” bombs broke the surface of the Argyll Loch for the first time in over 70 years. They were among an estimated 200 […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has completed a tour of Scotland and Northern Ireland visiting a range of Islands, lochs, villages and towns over the past month.   Exploit began her journey from the busy tourist resort of Portrush on the north coast of Northern Ireland, catching a sight of the famous Giant’s causeway on […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory awarded BAE Systems a $3.9 million contract to develop a customized variant of the lock-on naval electro-optic/infrared sensor system (LockNESS™) maritime defense system. Proliferation of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft (FAC/FIAC), which can be deployed at a relatively low […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Reflected in the clear, calm waters of Loch Long as the sun goes down on a flawless early spring day as HMS Dauntless visits the Glenmallan ammunition jetty.   HMS Dauntless returned to the city of her birth during a week in and around the Clyde. The destroyer spent several days in Loch Long at […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Vessels

    Despite obstructions, an institute in Brazil is fighting to preserve the decommissioned Brazilian Navy’s Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier Sao Paulo (A12) and convert it into a museum. Awaiting disposal, Sao Paulo is currently moored at Ilha das Cobras island, which is home to the Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro base of the Brazilian Navy. […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities

    An art collector donated reproductions of 10 historical paintings from his maritime collection to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Oct 24. The collection, donated by William I. Koch, will be on display in Smoke Hall and contains paintings that depict various naval vessels and sea battles from the War of 1812. The […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Portsmouth-based destroyer has spent the past week or so around the Firth of Clyde – first on the loch, then in the city of her birth for a visit to Glasgow.   The Glenmallan jetty – next to the Garelochhead-Arrochar road – has been used by Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships for […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities

    The “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 held a change of command ceremony March 20 at Naval Air Station Lemoore. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Corey L. Pritchard relieved Cmdr. Tommy F. Locke as commander of VFA-14. Locke, a native of Umatilla, Florida, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) conducted the ship’s first Panama Canal transit April 15 while underway to her homeport of San Diego. Independence’s Gold Crew is the first to bring Independence through the Panama Canal, sailing a 105-foot-wide ship through canal locks only 110-foot-wide. “This is a very challenging evolution because of the […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Industry news

    Royal Marine Commandos at HM Naval Base Clyde have a new tool to help protect high-value shipping. 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (43 Cdo FPGRM) have recently taken delivery of two Island Class Patrol Boats. The versatile vessels – called “Mull’ and “Rona” – are former MOD Police boats which have undergone extensive […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities

    A WW1 naval mystery might be finally solved after a German U-boat was found off the coast of Wigtownshire, Scotland by engineers who are working on a subsea power cable laying project. Sonar images have revealed what is presumed to be the German UB-85 submarine, which was, according to reports from the time, caught on the surface during […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday arrived in Kiel where it will be repaired by German Navy Yards. The shipbuilder will be working on damages Frankfurt am Main sustained entering the Wilhelmshaven navy base late in the evening on March 16. The combat support ship was reversing into a sea lock […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Experts from the Northern Diving Group helped to raise a Dunkirk ‘little ship’ from a Scottish river bed. The team took part in a two-day operation to lift the Skylark IX, which in 1940 was responsible for bringing home 600 men from the continent. The divers from Faslane volunteered to help enthusiasts raise the 50ft […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Training & Education

    A squadron of Royal Marines engineers took to the shores of western Scotland recently for an exercise that tested their ability to provide support to an amphibious unit in the field. On paper, the boat group from Plymouth’s 539 Assault Squadron should be able to deploy two hovercraft, eight ORC raiding craft/gunboats, and eight inflatable […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Industry news

    As regulation slowly and painfully filters down the private maritime security industry, a “proliferation” of new firms from emerging countries is inevitable and British PMSCs will price themselves out of the market, according to Norton Rose partner Philip Roche. The big question, Mr Roche said, is whether shipping companies and charterers will want to continue […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Danish Navy is scheduled to commission its third and final Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessel, HDMS Lauge Koch (P572), in a ceremony at Naval Station Korsør on December 11. Like its two predecessors, Lauge Koch will be patrolling the North Atlantic performing fisheries inspections, search and rescue and ice-breaking tasks. HDMS Lauge Koch does not […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Training & Education

    New hunter-killer submarine HMS Ambush mastered the art of berthing next to a support ship during trials with RFA Diligence in the safe waters of her home base.Ambush spent two days next to Diligence in Gare Loch in a manoeuvre known as ‘rafting up’ – vital for sustaining submarine operations around the globe. With gathering […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Industry news

    Navy personnel and dignitaries today gathered at HMAS Cairns to farewell an old friend, Balikpapan Class Landing Craft Heavy (LCH), HMAS Wewak. The ship is being decommissioned after almost 40 years of service moving large amounts of cargo, personnel and equipment from larger ships to shore. As friends and family looked on HMAS Wewak’s Commanding […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Vessels

    France will have to choose the dismantling location for its former Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier Foch (R-99), which was sold to Brazil in 2000 and renamed Sao Paulo. Back in 2005, Foch’s sister vessel Clemenceau left France despite fierce protests about improper disposal and a lack of facilities for the management of toxic waste on the […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transited the Panama Canal while in 4th Fleet’s area of operations for the first time in her history Nov. 9. Anchorage departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30 to sail to her future homeport of San Diego. The canal, opened in 1914, serves […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Example, currently deployed to the Baltic in company with HMS Ranger, HMS Trumpeter and HMS Explorer has spent the past 9 days taking part in Germany’s 130th Kieler Woche. This annual festival is the largest Summer festival in Northern Europe attracting more than three million visitors from all over the world. The week started […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Authorities

    The United States Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL November 19 when AV-8B Harriers launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162 conducted their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). USS Essex supported the last Naval Aviation OIR missions […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    French missile developer MBDA announced that the Anglo-French Sea Venom-ANL anti-ship missile recently completed another firing trial, bringing the missile program a step closer to production. The latest firing builds on previous two from July 2017 and May 2018. Conducted on November 14 from a French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) Dauphin test helicopter at […]