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  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities

    Ship’s crew and guests aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) look at the fireworks in Baltimore during the city’s Star Spangled Spectacular.   Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular drew to a close, Sept. 15, as more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and foreign military personnel departed the area after successful participation […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities

    Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular drew to a close, Sept. 15, as more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and foreign military personnel departed the area after successful participation in a week-long series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the US national anthem.   Highlighting the week was a special air show from the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team, the […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Training & Education

    24 June marks 100 days to go until the Royal Australian Navy commemorates the arrival of its first fleet 100 years ago with a spectacular International Fleet Review in Sydney from 3 -11 October 2013. Ships from more 20 nations comprising around 40 warships and 17 tall ships, plus 8000 naval personnel will help celebrate […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived yesterday, September 10, in Baltimore as part of the Star Spangled Spectacular celebrations taking place here.   This port visit is part of a North American deployment for SNMG2, during which the force has completed numerous exercises with allied nations in the waters of the Western Atlantic. This is […]

  • 22 July 2011
    Industry news

    ONE of the most spectacular sights in the history of shipbuilding on the Clyde has been scheduled for next Friday… By Brian Currie (heraldscotland) [mappress] Source: heraldscotland, July 22, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Irish Air Corps catches on camera a spectacular view from their plane while bringing a special passenger home from London on an air ambulance on February 21.   [mappress] Naval Today Staff, February 24, 2014; Image: Irish Air Corps

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Argyll arrived in Baltimore to join Americans in a week-long commemorative event celebrating the 200th birthday of the US National Anthem.   As Argyll entered the harbour sailing under Key Bridge there was an impressive 21 gun salute between the ship and Fort McHenry, honouring the work of Francis Scott Key who witnessed the […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities

    The company of a British warship have formed up and spelled out a special message for their American colleagues ahead of arriving into Baltimore.   Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, will shortly come alongside in the US city just as the Star Spangled Spectacular – a commemorative event marking the 200th anniversary of the US […]

  • 20 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Six reservists from HMS Wildfire in Northwood honoured Her Majesty The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the Thames on Sunday 3 June. Lieutenants Andrew Carey, Laura Harrison, Hannah MacKenzie and Gillian Niblock lined the quarterdeck at HMS President near Tower Bridge, ready to give the Queen three cheers on her arrival. The […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived in Baltimore Sept. 10 aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Choctaw County (JHSV 2) for the beginning of the Baltimore Navy Week and the Star Spangled Spectacular.   The Choctaw County is named after Choctaw County, Mississippi, where Secretary Mabus served as the state’s governor for four years from […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities

    As the sun sets on five days of commemorative celebrations in Baltimore, HMS Argyll’s sailors look back on the key role they played in the biggest party in town, in honour of the 200th birthday of the US National Anthem.   The ship and her sailors have not failed to delight the crowds of people […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMCS Athabaskan departed Halifax September 7 to support Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking and organized crime in the Caribbean and on the Pacific coast of Central America.   The ship will join allied forces in the area of operations later this month. It will be the sixth Royal Canadian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Tens of thousands of people gathered along the River Mersey in Liverpool as part of a weekend of events commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic, including a spectacular flypast of Fleet Air Arm aircraft from RNAS Culdrose and Yeovilton. A Service of remembrance attended by Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal and […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    ‘Welcome to China’, that was the signalled greeting afforded to HMAS Ballarat (Commander Jonathan Earley) by warships of the PLA-N, as Ballarat carefully weaved her way through the busy nine hour pilotage that encompassed transits of the Yangtz and Huangpu Rivers into Shanghai on 17 May 12. Escorted by the PLA-N frigate Anqing, Ballarat berthed […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) hosted the Mexican commander of the second naval zone, as well as other officers and dignitaries March 15. Mexican navy Adm. Anselmo Diaz Cid was given a tour of Benfold’s new Integrated Bridge and Engineering Plant as well as the Combat Information Center. “What a spectacular ship,” Cid said. […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, was introduced to the Australian public on 14 November with a spectacular flight over some of Sydney Harbour’s most iconic sites. It was a welcome return home to Australia from the United States for members of 725 Squadron who have been training and […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Authorities

    Royal UK Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 26th July for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow.   The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day with thrilling flying displays. The award-winning airshow attracts over 35,000 visitors, significant UK/Foreign military participation and support […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Britain’s biggest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth took to the water for the first time yesterday as she was moved out of dry dock.   With just two metres to spare at either side of the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, a flotilla of tugs inched the ship from the dock where she was constructed at Rosyth, […]

  • 16 January 2012

    Slipping past icebergs 8,000 miles from home, HMS Montrose begins 2012 hard at work. The Type 23 frigate encounters penguins-clad glaciers and rocky outcrops as she operates in cold waters. Her crew, led by Commander Jonathan Lett, has been in the South Atlantic since before Christmas. The Devonport-based Type 23 frigate has the responsibility of […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two of the UK’s most technologically advanced fighting machines have paired up off the South West coast to practise working together in a spectacular display. Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons from the RAF’s II(AC) Squadron have been training off the coast of the UK for the past few days, honing […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy and Royal Marines helped promote Armed Forces Day at various events across the UK over the weekend. Cities and towns across the country pulled out all the stops to show strength of support for the three Services for the national day of celebration on Saturday June 29. The Royal Navy’s First Sea […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Authorities

    Navigation charts were not quite as helpful as they’d normally be for the crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Squirrel detachment who were sent in to assist with the Wagga Wagga flood emergency. The two aircraft from 723 Squadron were tasked with flying reconnaissance missions over the water-logged Riverina region, a mission which provided some […]

  • 12 December 2012

    Eagerly awaited by family, friends and colleagues,  HNLMS Van Amstel came into its home port of Den Helder. During the past 3 months, the multi-purpose frigate acted as the Royal Netherlands Navy guard ship in the Caribbean. In addition to providing a maritime presence, the CARIB guard ship’s main task in the area was to […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy played a lead role in helping one the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs celebrate its 200th anniversary. Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland provided a backdrop for four days of festivities at the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, Isle of Wight, while patrol vessels HMS Ranger and Smiter hosted members of the Royal […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) returned to Naval Station Norfolk today following a six-month deployment in the U.S. Fleet Forces and 6th Fleet Areas of Operations. Leyte Gulf deployed June 25, 2014 to the Mediterranean Sea, where the ship assumed duties as Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 flagship July 8, in […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A pyrotechnics and lightshow spectacular was promised and what a show it was. Sydney Harbour was transformed into a tribute to the Navy as the city stopped to commemorate 100 years since the first Royal Australian Navy Fleet sailed through Sydney Heads in 1913. Over a million people swarmed to vantage points around Sydney whilst […]