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  • 5 September 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear tropical sunny day on Darwin Harbour provided the perfect setting for a rare sight as the Exercise KAKADU 2012 fleet headed out to sea for exercises.  The RAN auxiliary oiler HMAS Sirius is seen here rafted up with the Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Supply Ship HMNZS Endeavour to transfer fuel that will […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean visited Beirut en route home, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel in five years to visit the Lebanese capital. The helicopter carrier arrived in Lebanon on March 4 having concluded a six-month deployment in the Middle East. Ocean’s captain, Capt Rob Pedre, was joined by Rear Admiral Alex Burton, Commander […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Training & Education

    723 Squadron Pilot Instructor Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Tony Reyne recently added to his considerable list of achievements by clocking up his 9,000th hour of military flying. Fellow training officer LCDR Cliff Gaudie put LCDR Reyne’s accomplishment in perspective: “9,000 hours is equal to approximately 6,923 flights, 375 full days airborne, or the time needed to cook […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) was given a rare honour recently when they formed the Guard at Edinburgh Castle, in full view of the hundreds of visitors at the Esplanade into the castle itself. The Marines, from RMR Scotland, were resplendent in their dark No.1 uniforms, white gloves and white peak caps for the ceremonial […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Divers from ice patrol ship HMS Protector have been exploring beneath the waves in the somewhat chilly conditions of the Antarctic, producing rare images of the sights beneath the polar waters. Whether jumping into the crater of a dormant volcano, inspecting the wrecks of ships or photographing icebergs underwater, the diving team on board the […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Training & Education

      The Indian Navy is once again conducting a war exercise on the Netrani Coral Reef, 11 nautical miles off the coast, endangering rare species… (deccanherald) [mappress] Source: deccanherald,March 16, 2011;

  • 21 June 2011
    Industry news

      After £40m work carried out over the past 16 months, Lusty has set off down the long road to front-line service which will take her to the end of her life in 2014. The carrier left Rosyth today for an extensive series of trials in UK waters before returning to her natural home in […]

  • 13 June 2011
    Training & Education

      It was a rare sight in Malibu Friday, a Navy warship anchored off the Malibu Pier. It’s the first time the city has served as a port of call… (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, June 13, 2011;

  • 17 October 2011
    Research & Development

    Royal Navy explosive experts have successfully blown up a rare 400lb German mine off the north Kent coast. A four-man team from Southern Diving Unit 2 detonated a GX buoyant mine – measuring three feet in diameter – which was caught in a fishing vessel’s nets about a mile off Margate. The quartet – led […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Two Marine Technicians (MT) onboard HMAS Newcastle have repaired a mission-critical piece of equipment to allow the Australian warship to continue her operational tasking in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). Newcastle was conducting counter piracy, counter narcotics and counter terrorism duties in the MEAO as part of Operation SLIPPER, when the system to […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard welcomed its two newest national security cutters rare dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday. The Coast Guard cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) are the seventh and eighth legend-class national security cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The Kimball and Midgett will join the […]

  • 29 March 2012
    Training & Education

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) made its way through the Panama Canal for the first time in her history March 25. San Diego, the sixth ship in the San Antonio-amphibious class, departed Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. March 15 to transit to its future homeport and namesake city. Part of the journey took them […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A Sea King Mk4 from 845 Naval Air Squadron of the Commando Helicopter Force seized a rare opportunity to visit and train with the French Naval Ship, FS Dixmude. This provided an excellent opening to exercise UK/FR interoperability, with both the UK and France having key roles to play in leading and shaping the defence […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight patrol boats from the Royal Navy’s 1st Patrol Boat Squadron demonstrated their ability to sail in close formation at high speeds as they returned from the Battle of Jutland commemorations. Eight boats mustered in Leith docks for a day of combined training. The 54-tonne craft normally give students from UK universities an insight into life […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thirty-one trainees from various categories of employment within the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been kitted-up with extreme weather protection gear for their upcoming Antarctic trip-of-a-lifetime. The group, which includes Marine Technicians, Medics, and Communications Information Systems sailors under-training, ten General Experience ‘Gap Year’ sailors, and their supervisors, are preparing to sail on the RAN […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Training & Education

    All five of the Royal Navy’s Gulf warships joined forces for the rare chance to patrol the same waters simultaneously. Destroyer HMS Dragon – based in Portsmouth and on her maiden deployment – linked up with Her Majesty’s Ships Ramsey, Shoreham, Quorn and Atherstone for collective training off Bahrain. After a concerted spell working with […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Discovered off the Dorset coast, England in 2014 after spending a century undiscovered, a rare steam fishing trawler fitted out as a mine sweeper for the Royal Navy during the First World War has been given special protection by British authorities. On the advice of Historic England, the Department for Culture Media and Sport protected the HMS Arfon […]

  • 19 June 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Casblanca, Morocco, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. Anzac departed Sydney in March and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and most recently the North Atlantic en route to Casablanca. During the five […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Fishery Protection vessel HMS Mersey has taken part in a rare opportunity to practise winching training with a Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. The Portsmouth-based vessel was on a routine patrol of the UK’s fishery limits over the weekend when the wind increased, whipping up the water into dangerous swells – meaning […]

  • 1 September 2015

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth carried out the duties of the Guard Ship at the Dartmouth Regatta. Monmouth, known informally as the ‘Black Duke’ after James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, sailed for Dartmouth in the midst of her sea trials in order to carry out this regional engagement opportunity. HMS Monmouth was in […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ran a successful test of its Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system during an at-sea missile exercise (MISSLEX), June 14. The exercise simulated a possible real-life event, where the ship shot down a rapidly approaching drone. The work center supervisor in charge of the fired missile, Fire Controlman […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Air Force’s P-3 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA), currently deployed to Djibouti as part of Operation Atalanta, recently met with two Japanese P-3 aircraft which are deployed with the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to fly in close formation over the Gulf of Aden. Maritime air crews from the different task forces rarely get the […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Attack Five is using its transit between Cairns and Sydney to prepare for the key role it will play in the International Fleet Review Pyrotechnics and Light-show Spectacular on Sydney Harbour next weekend. Attack Five is embarked in the Darwin based patrol boat HMAS Broome, which left Brisbane yesterday with four Pacific […]

  • 26 August 2015

    The public have the rare chance to see some of the Royal Navy’s hidden gems next month when they’re allowed in as part of the annual Heritage Open Days initiative in England. From small beginnings in Gosport with the inaugural open days back in 1994, now around three million people take advantage of the opportunity […]

  • 30 August 2012

     Ability to work as a team to overcome adversity on the high seas was the focus of a motivational session for the Hawthorn AFL team during their visit to Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Parramatta last Sunday (26 August). On a high after their gutsy come-from-behind win over arch rivals the Swans for the top of […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Sailors on board HMS Somerset were given the rare opportunity to visit the spectacular sights of Iceland while on a short break between North Atlantic patrols. Although the North Atlantic is a regular operating area for Royal Navy warships it is not often that there is a stop in Iceland and it was the first […]

  • 26 July 2015
    Training & Education

    James Joyce Docks in Haulbowline, Ireland Irish Navy’s newest Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ James Joyce arrived in Haulbowline on Friday 17th July.   Australia Gifts Two Landing Craft to the Philippines Navy The Australian Government transferred two of its decommissioned landing craft to the Philippines Navy. HMS Diamond Hosts Australian Navy Fleet […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Most things related to submarines are being kept secret – and that rightly so if they are to be successful at what they are built to do – being stealthy. After all, it is not called the ‘silent service’ for nothing. The fact that submarines, unlike their surface counterparts, rarely participate in open-day events does […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding two weeks of exercises with the Finnish and Swedish Navy in the Baltic Sea, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Stockholm for a few days’ break. The Devonport-based frigate joined Swedish and Finnish vessels for Baltic Cross, the first exercise involving the three navies since Britain committed to closer military co-operation […]