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  • 13 May 2016

    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 […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Training & Education

    London’s Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, HMS President, was the hub of the Royal Navy’s security operation on the River Thames during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With its riverside location by Tower Bridge, and rapid access via road or water to all key venues, HMS President proved an ideal base for the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 June 2014

    Plymouth based 1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1AGRM) took part in the historic and colourful Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues at the Tower of London on Friday 20 June.   The event can be traced back to the 14th century and is related to the Crown’s authority over the City of London. This tradition is […]

  • 2 June 2014

    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 […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s Virginia-class fast attack submarines returned to her New London homeport in Connecticut following a six-month deployment to Europe. USS Virginia (SSN 774) was welcomed to the base on February 22 . During the deployment, Virginia steamed approximately 27,500 nautical miles or 31,650 statute miles and served as ambassadors for […]

  • 25 September 2014

    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: […]

  • 20 April 2015

    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 […]

  • 8 September 2015

    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 […]

  • 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 January 2017

    Bomb disposal experts disposed of a World War II bomb found on Thursday night in the River Thames, in the vicinity of the Houses of Parliament. The bomb was unearthed by a dredger operating in the Thames near Victoria Embankment. After the bomb discovery, Metropolitan Police called Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts to London’s Westminster Bridge who eventually […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 January 2014

    The German Navy frigate, FGS Schleswig-Holstein arrived in London on Friday, January 24th where it will stay until early this week.   The visit comes in anticipation of the Schleswig-Holstein’s deployment on Cougar 2014 later in the year with the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG). Cougar 14 is an annual round of maritime […]

  • 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 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The South African Navy will be celebrating World Hydrography Day in East London from 17 to 21 June 2015. As part of the celebrations, the SA Navy will be sending no less than three ships to visit East London. SAS PROTEA is the SA Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel and will showcase the importance of hydrography and how it affects South […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Defence worth up to a USD 7.2 million. GDEB will provide Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department tasks in support of operational submarines at Naval Submarine Support Facility and Naval Submarine base New London. This work will be performed in New London, Conn., […]

  • 23 April 2015

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 September 2015

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The current reigning Miss Virginia visited the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) May 29 in Groton. Elizabeth Crot reflected on the opportunity to visit her namesake state’s submarine. “What an awesome tradition to be able to share with my former Miss Virginia sisters. My father works with submarines in Norfolk. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      Over 1,100 companies from 35 countries participate in the DSEi 2011 international defense systems and equipment exhibition taking place in London in Sept 13-16, said a representative of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC). The show is held in ExCeL exhibition center. “Over 1,100 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation. […]

  • 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 […]