Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Mounts Bay to the Rescue!

Editor’s Note: The Royal Navy has announced that RFA Mounts Bay has now completed its 10-day humanitarian mission to the hurricane-hit Bahamas after distributing all of her stores, which included 3,000...

September 11, 2019
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Monday, August 12, 2019
HMS kent

British Frigates Heads for Tanker Escort Mission in Persian Gulf

LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf on Monday to join a U.S.-led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels in the region amid heightened...

August 12, 2019
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Monday, March 11, 2019
grande america conro fire

Italian ConRo Abandoned in Bay of Biscay Due to Fire

Update: The Grande America has sunk in the Bay of Biscay.  The crew of the HMS Argyll rescued 27 crew members of the roll-on/roll-off containership Grande America who were forced...

March 11, 2019
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Royal Navy Warship Upsets China

by Andy MacAskill (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday admitted that talk by its defense minister of deploying a warship in the Pacific had complicated the delicate relationship with China. When...

February 21, 2019
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Sunday, September 30, 2018
russian convoy Arctic ocean

U.K. to Step Up Arctic Patrols to Counter Russian Polar Threat

By Kitty Donaldson (Bloomberg) — The U.K. will send Royal Marines to Norway’s Arctic training program because of the growing threat of Russian aggression in the area as the polar...

September 30, 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RMS St. Helena to Return as Anti-Piracy Armory in Gulf of Oman

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG, April 17 (Reuters) – The RMS St. Helena, Britain’s last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of...

April 17, 2018
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Royal naval support facility in Bahrain

New Royal Navy Base Opens In Bahrain

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The United Kingdom opened a permanent naval base in Bahrain on Thursday. The ceremony formally opening the UK Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown...

April 7, 2018
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
hms ocean sold

U.K. Sells Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil

By Tiago Ramos Alfaro (Bloomberg) — The U.K. has sold Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil for about 84 million pounds ($117 million) as new aircraft carrier HMS Queen...

February 20, 2018
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
HMS Sutherland

British Warship to Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in South China Sea – Media

SYDNEY, Feb 13 (Reuters) – A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedom-of-navigation rights, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published...

February 13, 2018
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Monday, January 8, 2018
The Royal Navy's HMS Westminster escorts Russian Steregushchiy class ship Boiky (532) through the English Channel off Britain's coast

British Navy Frigate Escorts Russian Ships Through English Channel

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – A British frigate escorted Russian ships through the English Channel on Monday, Britain’s defense ministry said, adding that it was the latest sign of an...

January 8, 2018
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Britain Escorts Russian Ship Near National Waters Amid Strained Relations

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defense ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian...

December 26, 2017
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
HMS Queen Elizabeth

Britain’s New £3 Billion Warship Has Sprung a Leak

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of...

December 19, 2017
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Friday, November 3, 2017
hms queen elizabeth sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth Back at Sea for Second Phase of Sea Trials

The Royal Navy’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from her homeport of Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time this week, embarking on her second set of sea trials...

November 3, 2017
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
ROYAL NAVY submarine HMS Astute ready for operations

Royal Navy Sacks Coked-Up Submariners

(Reuters) – Britain’s navy has fired nine sailors serving on a nuclear-armed submarine after they tested positive for using cocaine, the country’s defense ministry said on Saturday. The crew were...

October 28, 2017
Total Views: 48

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
HMS Daring Royal Navy Destroyer

U.K. To Build Cut-Price Warships

By Thomas Seal (Bloomberg) Britain will go ahead with the construction of a new generation of cut-price, multipurpose warships as it seeks to spur naval exports. The Type 31e frigate...

September 6, 2017
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Britain To Build Five Navy Frigates To Boost Domestic Shipbuilding

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will buy five new frigates as part of a new shipbuilding strategy aimed at boosting the navy and exports following decades of decline in the sector,...

September 5, 2017
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PHOTOS: UK’s Biggest Warship HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails Into Portsmouth

By Peter Nicholls PORTSMOUTH, England, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s most advanced and biggest warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, berthed for the first time at its home...

August 16, 2017
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cyber Security at Sea – Microsoft XP on Carriers, Hacking Tridents & Spoofing GPS

When reporters were recently being given tours of the Royal Navy’s new “supercarrier,” HMS Queen Elizabeth, some were surprized to see a distinctive logo on several computer screens on the...

June 29, 2017
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Monday, June 26, 2017

UK’s Biggest Warship HMS Queen Elizabeth Sets Sail for First Time

ROSYTH, Scotland, June 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s most advanced and biggest warship, 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, set out on its maiden voyage on Monday from the Rosyth dockyard...

June 26, 2017
Total Views: 16

Saturday, April 15, 2017
HMS Sutherland (F81)

Royal Navy Escorts Russian Warships Through Channel

  (TheGuardian) The HMS Sutherland will monitor Steregushchiy-class corvettes Soobrazitelny and Boiky as well as a Russian support tanker and ocean-going tug when they sail close to UK territorial waters...

April 15, 2017
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