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  • 4 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Newly deployed Type 45, HMS Dragon, has passed through Gibraltar on her maiden voyage to the Middle East. She arrived in stormy conditions, but this soon cleared allowing the Ship’s Company the opportunity to engage the sovereignty’s residents in a spot of sport. The ship fielded Rugby, Football and Netball teams against Gibraltar and came […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) has sailed through the Suez Canal on its way to operate in a number of countries as part of the long planned Cougar 13 deployment. The RFTG left UK waters in August briefly visiting Gibraltar, Rota, Lisbon and Palermo before arriving in Albania to conduct a final […]

  • 8 February 2012

    HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship, has cut through the ice floes of Antarctica for the first time. The ship arrived in Antarctica for the first time two weeks ago after her long sail south from Portsmouth and is following up important survey work for shipping in the region with visits to remote […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Warships, the giant steel superstructures piercing through the waves are constructed in such a way that they give out a threatening first impression to potential enemies. Nevertheless, for those onboard on long deployments, they make a second home-a home at sea. Life onboard reveals that the cold steel on the outside does not necessarily mean […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll has left her South Atlantic patrol and is the way home through the Panama Canal. Sailing two seas in one day – the 50-mile long canal allows ships to sail between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in just ten hours and the crew took the time to improve […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Authorities

    Quartermaster 2nd Class Thomas Hoffman, from Los Angeles, Calif., looks through the Big Eyes aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). The vessel entered Saipan Harbor recently where it provided disaster relief after Typhoon Soudelor made landfall. Ashland is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. […]

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

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) is halfway through Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) in preparation for an upcoming scheduled deployment. Laboon left Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 6, and its crew has stayed busy over the last 14 days with exercises involving visit, board, […]

  • 7 February 2014

    HMNZS Otago, a Protector class off-shore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy, has ventured into the freezing colds of the Ross Sea around Antarctica within Operation Castle.   See how the Navy coped with the challenges of the extreme weather conditions and adapted to changes on the way. Otago left New Zealand in […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Not every warship’s company can claim to have squeezed through one of the world’s narrowest waterways – but a Royal Navy mine hunter now has bragging rights. On the latest stage of her Mediterranean deployment with a NATO minehunting force, the Faslane-based warship, HMS Penzance, took the short cut between the Gulf of Corinth and […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Diamond has sailed through the Suez Canal for the first time as she begins her maiden deployment in earnest. It took 14 hours for the Type 45 destroyer to pass through the 100-mile canal linking the Mediterranean with the Middle East, where she’ll spend the next six months. The 100,000-tonne Greek tanker MV Astrea […]

  • 27 January 2014

    Royal Navy type 23 frigate HMS Richmond has achieved another milestone in her navigational history by maneuvering her way thorough the the Panama Canal for the first time.   Bound for maritime security patrols in the Caribbean, with this passage HMS Richmond joined numerous other Royal Navy warships to cross the canal. “Despite being Richmond’s […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Industry news

    HMS Sutherland is surrounded by a mass of scaffolding and sheeting as she’s part-way through a massive revamp in her home base of Devonport. Her paintwork has been stripped off, bow sonar removed and interior gutted during an 11-month refit in the imposing frigate shed.   This gift-wrapped beauty is one of Britain’s ultimate submarine […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The “Zheng He” oceangoing training ship of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which was deployed on the “Harmonious Mission – the ‘Zheng He’ oceangoing training ship’s voyage around the world” passed through the Panama Canal successfully at 02:00 of July 9, 2012, local time, PLA Daily informed. With this passage, the […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transited the Strait of Magellan Aug. 19-20 on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas.”   This journey of 365 nautical miles is very rarely transited by U.S. Navy ships because the majority go through the Panama Canal. The Strait, known for its panoramic views of […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group’s (HSTCSG) Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), reached its midpoint Sept. 18. Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 2, to participate in COMPTUEX, a series of at sea-training scenarios meant to test proficiency in a range of areas including air warfare, strait […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities

    On Wednesday 20 May more than 100 sailors of the Plymouth-based submarine HMS Torbay will be hosted by Torquay Council taking part in a ceremony underlining the close relationship between the Royal Navy and the community. Commander Dan Knight, HMS Torbay commanding officer, will receive the honorary Freedom of the Borough of Torbay at a […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Dragon sailed between the Pacific and Atlantic, the Patagonian Canals, on the latest stage of her second deployment. Having already navigated the manmade waterway linking the two oceans when she took over Atlantic duties from HMS Iron Duke in Panama a month ago, the Portsmouth-based Type 45 made the return journey naturally – but avoiding the […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities

    NATO warships escorted a Russian Navy submarine through the North Sea and the English Channel as it transited in the direction of its Novorossiysk base in the Black Sea. The Royal Navy sent its Type 23 frigate HMS Somerset to shadow the Russian Kilo-class submarine Krasnodar as it passed through the English Channel. The Plymouth-based […]

  • 31 December 2013

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) recorded the halfway point of her deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation in Limassol, Dec. 24. Since departing her homeport in Norfolk, Va., the ship has supported ballistic missile defense in the Mediterranean, participated in three multinational exercises, and maintained an active and vital […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) transited the Panama Canal in support of Southern Seas 2012, May 6. The transit began early Saturday evening and spilled over into the early hours of Sunday morning. “The transit normally takes 10-12 hours to complete,” said Quartermaster 3rd Class Joshua Hughes, a native of […]

  • 16 April 2014

    As she reaches the midway point of her Mediterranean deployment HMS Diamond has taken on fuel and supplies from the French tanker FS Var.   With the sun setting in the background, this is the fifth replenishment at sea (RAS) for the Type 45 destroyer which has been deployed in the region since January. A […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has sent a destroyer and a replenishment oiler through the Taiwan Strait on January 24, in the third such move in four months. US Navy ships previously made the transits in October and November 2018. The ships involved in the Thursday’s operation were destroyer USS McCampbell and replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities

    NATO ships and aircraft are escorting the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its carrier strike group transiting the English Channel en route home from Syria. Vessels from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Great Britain have all at one point formed part of a fleet of ships closely following the Admiral Kuznetsov. Royal Navy’s Portsmouth-based […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Argyll joined an American carrier battle group passing through the Strait of Hormuz to assert the right of freedom of the seas. She sailed with a French warship and four US vessels, led by the 100,000-ton carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as a demonstration of Britain’s ‘enduring contribution to Gulf security’. The Devonport-based warship, half […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    After paying a scheduled port visit to Civitavecchia, Italy on December 30, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, continued it deployment.  The vessel soon took on a southbound transit through the Strait of Messina to carry on with conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Severn escorted a Russian landing ship through the English Channel on Sunday. Severn monitored the progress of the Korolev, a Ropucha-class landing ship, before resuming her usual maritime patrols in UK waters. In addition to escort duties, the Portsmouth-based ship also conducted fishery protection activity, gunnery practice and exercises with other […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The Reuters reports that Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal yesterday. The two warships entered the Suez Canal early in the morning and were expected to leave the canal same day afternoon. They had docked at Port of Tartous, Syria, in show of support for Syrian President. [mappress] Naval Today Staff […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious has been escorted through the Strait of Hormuz by frigate HMS Montrose as she continues on her Gulf deployment. The helicopter and commando carrier is due to begin exercises in the Gulf of Oman as part of Cougar 13 – the annual workout of the Royal Navy’s rapid reaction force known as the […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Dragon played with a dazzling array of air power in the Gulf – including a B1 bomber – as she tested her ability to direct a wealth of aircraft on to targets. The Type 45 destroyer linked up with US naval and air forces, including Hornet strike bombers, Apache gunships and drones to see […]