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  • 29 August 2012
    Industry news

    Pall Corporation announced that it has been selected by BAE Systems to supply freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer. The Type 45 ships are designed and built by BAE Systems and are the most advanced warships ever produced in the UK. The Pall Integrated Membrane System (IMS)/ freshwater generator is […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Industry news

    GE reports that it has delivered the last of eight propulsion motors for aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales that are under construction for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The two vessels, each with a length of 280 meters and a displacement of 65,000 tons, will be the largest warships in the […]

  • 27 November 2012

    Portsmouth mine warfare experts have now taken over command from their Faslane counterparts in charge of the Royal Navy’s key mine warfare force in the Gulf. After six months in the hot seat, the battle staff from the Faslane-based 1st Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCM1) have handed over command of the UK Mine Countermeasures Force to […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

    As part of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) commitment to Continuous Professional Development, around 200 Air Engineers & Warrant Officers gathered at HMS Sultan for the biennial Royal Navy Air Engineer Officers’ Conference. Chaired by Commodore Malcolm Toy, Head of Specialisation for Air Engineers lectures covered a widespread of topics including personnel employment, air safety […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The skills needed to operate the future Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will be honed and perfected with the help of the US Navy, the heads of the US and Royal Navy confirmed on Monday. Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations for the US Navy, and Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, First Sea Lord, […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The RN Submarine Museum has created an exhibition highlighting personal memories of submariners who served in the South Atlantic three decades ago. Falklands 30 – War Patrols was officially opened by the chairman of the museum, Vice Admiral Sir Time McClement – 30 years to the day after he was second-in-command of HMS Conqueror as […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Royal Marines first improved Merlin Mk4 performed its maiden flight earlier in the week at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Working under a 2014-contract worth £330 million (€400), engineers from Leonardo are converting 25 Royal Air Force AW101 Merlin Mk.3 and Mk3A helicopters to replace the Royal Navy’s fleet of Sea King Mk4 helicopters. […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Trainee submariners passing through their dedicated school at HMS Raleigh now earn a qualification recognised by industry should they leave the Silent Service. The RN Submarine School has become the first Armed Forces training school to be recognised as an ‘approved centre’ for the instruction it delivers. Training provided to new ‘deeps’ at the RN […]

  • 15 October 2014

    As the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transited seas in the Singapore region Oct. 1, Carl Vinson Commanding Officer, Capt. Karl Thomas, held a brief memorial ceremony to remember the loss of two Royal Navy (RN) ships in this region during the Battle of Malaya in 1941. The commanding officer held […]

  • 9 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton has arrived in London ahead of Remembrance Sunday to take part in commemorative events across the capital. The Portsmouth-based ship sailed along the Thames and under Tower Bridge on November 8 as she arrived to berth alongside iconic Second World warship HMS Belfast. During her five-day stay, the ship’s company […]

  • 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, […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Britain’s newest operational warship HMS Diamond traded places with HMS Monmouth as the latter relieved the Type 45 destroyer as the Royal Navy’s Gulf guardian. The two ships met up in the Gulf of Aden, where Diamond formally handed over responsibilities to the Black Duke before beginning the long road home to Portsmouth for Christmas. […]

  • 22 January 2013

    Leading Seaman Freddie Noakes stepped up into the role normally occupied by a Lieutenant during board HMS Liverpool’s deployment on operations on Libya, when the ship was providing naval gunfire support from the sea into Misrata during the Libyan conflict. He received his Joint Commanders Commendation at a ceremony in Plymouth Thursday with his parents […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the next 15 years. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and his counterpart in the United Kingdom, First Sea Lord Sir George […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Industry news

    Thales UK has signed a contract with the Estonian Defence Forces to provide an additional four years of technical support and maintenance to two former Royal Navy (RN) mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) now serving with the Estonian fleet. The contract provides a framework to achieve cost savings while accessing a wider range of support activities […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval Reservists from HMS President in London played key roles in two large international exercises in the closing months of 2012. Lieutenant Commanders Howie San and Pat Shinner swapped their civilian careers, the former with US shipping giant AT&T and the latter for a financial software firm in the City of London, and donned […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Industry news

    Under way from Kaliningrad for Baltiysk on frigate INS Tarkash newly built by Yantar shipyard, Indian naval mariners… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 27, 2012; Image: RN

  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessels, the HMS Forth, started sea trials on Wednesday sailing down River Clyde for the first time. HMS Forth leads a class of five follow-on River-class vessels which will act as the RN’s eyes and ears around the UK, help to safeguard fishing stocks, reassure and […]

  • 28 January 2013

    HMS Scott and Enterprise, both based in Plymouth, sailed in company in the southern Red Sea, where Enterprise is gathering data and Scott was passing through to begin her three months survey work in the Gulf of Aden. With the Middle East winter sun giving their grey hulls a pale golden sheen, two old friends […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond was privileged to host the Initial Command and Staff Course (Air) from the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham in early September. The forty Royal Air Force Officers were welcomed onboard HMS Richmond by the ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Robert G Pedre RN in Portsmouth Naval Base. The Staff Course Officers […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Having completed a successful three months of Maritime Security and Marine Enforcement tasking since leaving refit earlier this year, HMS Tyne came alongside in the River Tyne to visit her affiliated port of North Shields. Arriving early in the morning on Saturday 13 July, it was a unique opportunity for the ship and her crew […]

  • 13 November 2012

    THE first Royal Navy Lynx helicopter to join a French frigate on a full counter-piracy deployment has arrived on board the ship in Toulon. As part of the initiative for the UK and French armed forces to work more closely together, the Lynx Mark 8 aircraft from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton will deploy with […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The ‘forgotten craft’ of the Royal Navy – and Portsmouth dockyard’s ‘forgotten building’ – will no longer be overlooked from next month as a £6m ‘working museum’ opens. The renovated Boathouse No.4 will serve as a tribute to the crews of vessels dubbed ‘the Spitfires of the sea’ – and train new generations of shipwrights. […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      HMS Trenchant, the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) most capable and up-to-date Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine (SSN), has been ceremonially welcomed back into the operational fleet this month with upgraded state-of-the-art sonar from Thales. As part of a major refit programme that started in late 2009, the submarine has been fitted with Thales’s world-class Sonar 2076 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Defence Ministers Andrew Robathan and Philip Dunne, plus one of the UK’s most senior military commanders, saw the RN’s Gulf mission first-hand on a visit to Bahrain. Armed Forces Minister Mr Robathan and Mr Dunne, who’s responsible for defence equipment, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander Joint Forces Command, visited Royal Navy vessels […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Collingwood welcomes a new Base Warrant Officer (BWO), Warrant Officer 1 Matt Rowlinson has joined from HMS Ocean where he served for the past 2 ½ years. A Marine Engineer by specialisation this is Matt’s first time at HMS Collingwood. He said of his new role: “I deem it an honour and privilege to […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Warrant Officer 1 Wayne Burbury, from Halifax, has been awarded a Commendation from Rear Admiral Clive Johnstone CBE for his outstanding work at Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) training crews to manage logistics while on operations worldwide. He works for the Flag Officer Sea Training organisation in Plymouth, where his role is to deliver logistics […]

  • 23 March 2011
    Research & Development

      OSI Geospatial Inc.  is pleased to announce that it has established a Branch Office in the United Kingdom.  The UK Royal Navy (“RN”) is a si… (finance) [mappress] Source: finance,March 23, 2011