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  • 20 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Underwater Archeology Branch (UAB) dove into the history of a recently-discovered late-19th century No. 24 Howell Torpedo, Aug. 9, and they scored a direct hit.  “We started looking through SECNAV (Secretary of the Navy) reports and narrowed it down to eight ships which had been outfitted with Howell Torpedoes,” […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Training & Education

    20 boys from the state of Jammu and Kashmir escorted by their teachers visited Kochi from 15th to 17th September. The boys are on an all India tour under the aegis of the Indian Army with the aim of exposing them to the diversity, progress and strength of their country. Five personnel from the Army […]

  • 16 February 2011

    Five hostages have been dramatically rescued from pirates by a Plymouth warship after being held captive for 92 days… (thisisdevon) [mappress] Source: thisisdevon, February 16, 2011; 

  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2012

    First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope has seen his flag hoisted at HMS Victory in a handover ceremony with the new Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel. Earlier the outgoing Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery, had stepped down from his duties after 37 years of naval service. Trumpets sounded at […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Industry news

    CDI Marine Co., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $6.6 million for task order (FK01) under previously awarded multiple-award contract by the U.S. Navy for engineering support services associated with ship construction and repair at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The contract contains an option year, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $13,489,476. Work […]

  • 10 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The first deployment by a Royal Navy warship in 2012 begins today as minehunter HMS Ledbury sails from Portsmouth. The small Hunt-class ship is due to take her place alongside similar allied vessels in a NATO mine warfare force in the Mediterranean. Over the coming six months, the force – Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 […]

  • 26 September 2011

      After six months and one day supporting the UK mission over Libya as part of Operation ELLAMY, RAF Typhoons have left Gioia del Colle in Italy and returned to the UK. The return of the aircraft is part of the strategy to optimise the air contribution to the current and future campaign which the […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Friends and family of Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) welcomed home Albuquerque’s crew Aug. 21 following a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific. The deployment supported the nation’s Maritime Strategy, which includes maritime security, forward presence, sea control, and power projection. During the deployment, Albuquerque executed missions vital […]

  • 18 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort George sails from Plymouth on the Tuesday (22 February) for her final voyage before her planned retirement from service after distinguished worldwide service. Fort George entered HM Naval Base for the final time earlier this month and has since off-loaded the remaining cargo and equipment prior to her departure. […]

  • 2 September 2011

      Defence Minister Peter MacKay, friends and family gathered at Halifax’s waterfront Friday morning to welcome HMCS Charlottetown back to Cana… (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, September 2, 2011;

  • 23 July 2012
    Industry news

    DEFENDER, the fifth Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, has set sail from the Clyde in preparation for her handover to the UK Royal Navy later this week. The ship, affiliated to the city of Glasgow where she was built, set off from the company’s Scotstoun yard at the weekend with a combined BAE […]

  • 27 October 2011

    Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta visited U.S. 7th Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Oct. 26 during his first tour of Asia-Pacific countries since becoming secretary of defense. Panetta spoke with 150 Sailors from the 7th Fleet staff, USS Blue Ridge, USS Shiloh (CG 67), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), USS […]

  • 6 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) participated in community-relations (COMREL) events at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and the county Boys Club and Girls Club during a port visit at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. A team of 13 crew members donated 53 man-hours […]

  • 29 March 2011

      The Russian Navy says it will continue sending ships from its Arctic and other Fleets on operations to protect Indian Ocean shipping from pi… (ruvr) [mappress] Source: ruvr, March 29, 2011;

  • 25 February 2011

    Korea urgently dispatched the 4,500-ton Choi Young KDX-II destroyer, which is carrying out anti-piracy duties in the Gulf of Aden, to waters… (chosun) [mappress] Source: chosun, February 25, 2011; 

  • 28 April 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s executive officer of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands was relieved of his duties April 24, due to unsatisfactory performance.   Cmdr. Garron Morris was removed from his position by Capt. Bruce Hay, PMRF commanding officer. Morris, who had served as executive officer since March 2012, has been administratively reassigned within […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) returned to the United States following a 10 1/2-month deployment when the ship pulled into Morehead City, N.C., Feb. 4. After offloading the embarked 22nd MEU Marines, Whidbey Island is scheduled return to its homeport […]

  • 16 March 2011

      In an emotional farewell, HMS Campbeltown slipped her moorings and sailed past the heart of the town for the final time. The population had turned out in high numbers to watch and support the ship on her final sail-past. During the ship’s visit the town staged a church service in honour of the frigate […]

  • 30 March 2012

    The royal Thai navy assumed command from the royal Danish navy as Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, during a change of command ceremony onboard USS Halsey (DDG 97), Muscat, Oman, March 29. Rear Adm. Tanin Likitawong, royal Thai navy, relieved Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, royal Danish navy, The ceremony concluded the royal Danish navy’s […]

  • 28 February 2012

    Sailors from ice patrol ship HMS Protector tackled a ferocious fire which raged through a Brazilian research base. Two dozen crew from the research and survey vessel helped out when the blaze engulfed the Ferraz research station on King George Island in the South Sandwich Islands. Sailors from a Royal Navy ship fought for hours […]

  • 22 July 2011
    Training & Education

      A naval ship from Chile has arrived in San Francisco for a four-day visit… (sfgate) [mappress] Source: sfgate, July 22, 2011;

  • 12 September 2011

      On Saturday EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta vessels intercepted and boarded a skiff suspected of involvement in an incident with the French Sailing Yacht, SY TRIBAL KAT. EU NAVFOR reports receiving a distress call from the SY TRIBAL KAT on Thursday, September 8. FGS BAYERN responded to the call, locating the yacht off the coast […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Seventeen years after being schoolmates, two Devonport natives have found themselves together again, this time as shipmates in the guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin. Leading Seaman Stores Naval (LSSN) Belinda Mathews and Deputy Supply Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Willett both attended Devonport’s St Brendan-Shaw College, graduating from Year 10 in 1994 and Year 12 in 1995 […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    April 28, late afternoon, after 24 dense hours and three consecutive replenishments at sea led by EU NAVFOR flag ship Marne, Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis received his counterpart from NATO – Operation Ocean Shield. This long sequence started at dusk on April 27 for the command and replenishment ship Marne, with the first replenishment […]

  • 29 December 2014

    The U.S Coast Guard rescued a person aboard a sailing vessel taking on water approximately 75 miles southwest off Monterey, Thursday morning. At 6:26 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders received a distress call from the master of the 31-foot sailing vessel Apster. Due to an inaudible radio transmission, communications was lost. […]

  • 22 June 2011
    Industry news

      After nearly five months under water below Berth No 5 in South Breakwater at the Naval Dockyard, warship INS Vindhyagiri was hauled up almos… By Kavitha Iyer (indianexpress) [mappress] Source: indianexpress, June 22, 2011;

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

      A group of sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Ocean will not be sailing with the ship from Sunderland back to their home port of Plymouth. Instead, leaving this Sunday morning, they will cycle the journey covering the 481 miles in 5 days, arriving on the evening of Thursday 31 May as the ship […]

  • 22 November 2011

      On Monday, 28 Navy sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan are being discharged after they were caught using Spice, a designer drug that mimics the effects of marijuana., Reuters Reported that navy official said. This comes a month after the Navy said it was discharging another 64 sailors, most of them from the Nimitz […]