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  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities

    Seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under command of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in London for a routine port visit. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. This marks the first time that the Lithuanian Navy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

      Britain’s largest wars hip HMS Ocean has yesterday sailed from London following her success in keeping the capital safe during the Olympic Games. The 21,500 tonne ship provided a very visible presence at Greenwich for the summer, acting as a helipad for aircraft to patrol the skies and as accommodation for more than 400 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Training & Education

    As an island nation, the UK’s prosperity and security is dependent on its ability to access the sea. That is why the Royal Navy is globally deployed and has a range of versatile ships, submarines and aircraft operated by professional sailors, aviators and Royal Marine Commandos. The Navy will be at the London Boat Show […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities

    South Africa Navy’s vessel SAS Protea entered the country’s only river port in East London on Sunday, June 14, to celebrate World Hydrography Day (WHD). The week-long visit will involve a range of activities, and the vessel will be open for visits on June 20 and 21. A total of three ships are attending the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    ITS Durand de La Penne has set sail from London where the future officers were able to visit the Greenwich Royal Observatory, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth and the Bletchley Park to learn about past and modern seafaring.   Durand de La Penne also visited the NATO Maritime Command and the European Union […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities

    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: […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s largest ship, HMS Ocean, sailed up the River Thames today to take part in a major military and civilian exercise to ensure the London 2012 Olympic Games are as safe and secure as possible. Royal Marines snipers from 539 Assault Squadron and 43 Commando will be on board the Navy Lynx helicopters, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans will sail into London on today, July 7 for an eight-day visit. The ship, is primarily in town for an affiliation visit, will be moored in West India Dock in the heart of Canary Wharf and will be open to the public on Saturday, July 11. HMS St […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Mexican Navy tall ship ARM Cuauhtémoc is set to visit New London, USA, May 2 – 6. The ship set out on a journey that will include stops in 13 countries, including the U.S., Canada and Europe. A 270-foot (82 meters) barque built in 1982, the Cuauhtémoc serves as a training ship for the Mexican […]

  • 31 August 2012

    They are not just assisting the effort at the Olympic Park, North Greenwich Dome, Greenwich Park and other events in the capital, but also the security shield around Weymouth Bay, where HMS Bulwark is acting as a floating command centre for a joint military-police effort. Among the President team supporting Operation Olympics are: Lieutenants Sara […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan has sailed up the Thames into London for the first of three visits in both the United Kingdom and Germany to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland. The Battle of Jutland was the most significant naval battle of the First World War and the largest sea battle […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Severn a river class patrol vessel paid a six-day visit to London this week. HMS Severn is the second River-class built by Vosper Thornycroft at their Woolston yard and was commissioned on the 31st July 2003. She is one of the trio of Offshore Patrol Vessels patrolling the seas around the UK almost every […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 September 2011
    Training & Education

      HMS Dauntless became the first of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 destroyers to visit the capital when she sailed up the Thames on Saturday to the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. The destroyer will be moored outside the exhibition centre where the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition is being held this […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Bulwark, has sailed into Greenwich, in support of activities for the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.   The 18,500 tonne Landing Platform Dock came alongside at Greenwich yesterday and now begins a packed programme of events. Her Commanding Officer, Captain Dean Bassett, said he is delighted and […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Royal Navy destroyer HMS Liverpool has sailed alongside the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as she made her way north around British waters. The Portsmouth-based Type 42 warship was acting as fleet escort as she followed a carrier-led Russian task group from the English Channel off the south west coast of England to the […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval divers from the South West have been recognised for their work on the London 2012 Olympics security operation. Lieutenant Commander Ross Balfour, officer-in-charge of Plymouth-based Southern Dive Unit 1, was presented with an award for his leadership in ensuring on-water security during the Olympic sailing regatta at Portland, Weymouth. The unit was also […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HRH The Princess Royal took time out from her busy schedule supporting London 2012 Olympic events nationwide to visit members of the Maritime Security Forces who have been providing the safety net and protective screen around the Olympic sailing venue across 50 square mile of Dorset’s coastline and airspace for the past few weeks. Accompanied […]