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Montevideo, December 17th 2018 - 00:23 UTC

Tag: Royal Navy

  • Friday, December 7th 2018 - 07:00 UTC

    UK defense companies and HMS Montrose at Chile's Exponaval 2018

    Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate, HMS Montrose in Valparaiso during the Chilean Navy's bicentennial celebrations. Photo: POA (Phot) Mick Storey/MOD.

    Innovation, partnership and technology transfer are the main themes as the UK is showing a strong commitment to the UK/Chilean defense relationship by sending HMS Montrose a Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate to support the bicentennial celebrations and Exponaval 2018 in Valparaiso, Chile.

  • Monday, November 26th 2018 - 01:48 UTC

    Iconic HMS Sheffield, will become Royal Navy's fifth state of the art Type 26 frigate

    HMS Sheffield played a vital role in Scandinavia during WW2 and assisted with the evacuation of Andalsnes in 1940

    UK Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced the name of a future world-beating British warship as HMS Sheffield. Built on centuries of history, the state-of-the-art submarine hunter will be the fourth ship to carry the name and will be Britain’s fifth state-of-the-art Type 26 frigate.

  • Friday, November 23rd 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    Royal Navy retains patrol ships for Fishery Protection in post Brexit scenario

    OPVs will be retained for at least the next two years to bolster the UK’s ability to protect our fishing fleet as well as our shores

    UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has secured the protection of British home waters by announcing he will retain three of the Royal Navy’s patrol ships. The future of the Batch 1 Offshore Patrols Vessels (OPVs), HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn, which currently support the Fishery Protection Squadron, have been secured ahead of the Brexit negotiations for Britain to withdraw from the European Union.

  • Saturday, November 17th 2018 - 12:56 UTC

    Appearance of ARA San Juan: Royal Navy crew paid their respects

    Crew of HMS Clyde showed their respects in an act of remembrance. (Pic BFSAI/RN)

    A year after the disappearance of the Argentine Navy’s submarine ARA San Juan, the crew of HMS Clyde, one of the British ships that participated in the search operation, yesterday showed their respects in an act of remembrance from the Falkland Islands. The act was given hours before the Ministry of Defense and the Argentine Navy confirmed that the Norwegian ship Seabed Constructor made the discovery.

  • Thursday, November 15th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Falklands' patrol HMS Clyde visits South Georgia on fishery protection

    It’s HMS Clyde task to provide support and reassurance to the small number of people who inhabit the island chain

    The Falkland Islands patrol ship HMS Clyde is on her usual patrol area during the austral summer which is South Georgia, 700 miles away. The remote archipelago is as far south of the Equator as Newcastle upon Tyne is north of the invisible line around the globe – but without the benefit of the Gulf Stream, endures far less clement weather.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    Preparing Antarctica's Rothera to accommodate the RSS Sir David Attenborough

    The 50-strong team, from construction giant BAM, will spend two Antarctic summers, dismantling the old 60m wharf and building the new 74m one

    An international team of builders is preparing to ship an entire kit of parts from the UK to create a new wharf in the Antarctic. The work is part of the £100m upgrade of the Rothera research station to accommodate its new vessel, the RSS Sir David Attenborough. Almost 4,000 tons of equipment and materials will be shipped 11,000km next month.

  • Monday, October 1st 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    Royal Navy will have a Type 26 frigate named HMS Birmingham

    Britain’s new cutting-edge Type 26 frigates will be called HMS Birmingham, becoming the fourth Royal Navy ship to bear that name. Photo: HMS Albion

    Speaking in Birmingham at the Conservative Party conference, the Defense Secretary outlined that one of Britain’s new cutting-edge Type 26 frigates will be called HMS Birmingham, becoming the fourth Royal Navy ship to bear that name.

  • Sunday, August 26th 2018 - 02:11 UTC

    Centennial of the launching of “The Mighty Hood”

    Battle-cruiser HMS Hood was launched at John Brown's shipyard in Clydebank on 22 August 1918.

    A ceremony has been held in Clydebank to mark the centenary of the launch of one of Britain's largest warships. The battle-cruiser HMS Hood was launched at John Brown's shipyard in Clydebank on 22 August 1918. Until the commissioning of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, there had never been a bigger British warship than “The Mighty Hood”.

  • Monday, August 20th 2018 - 07:52 UTC

    HMS Exeter sunk in 1942 by Japan has been plundered by Chinese pirates

    HMS Exeter went down off Indonesia in 1942 with the loss of 54 sailors, but hardly a trace of her is left on the sea bed, according to The Mail on Sunday report

    Ten British ships sunk during the Second World War and designated as war graves have been plundered for scrap metal by Chinese pirates, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found. They include HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Exeter which was involved in the River Plate battle against the Graf Spee, closely operating from the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 03:49 UTC

    British defense wins major contract to build nine warships for Australia

    The ships will be built in Australia, but are based on the Type 26 design BAE is building for the Royal Navy

    British defense giant BAE Systems has won a multi-million pound contract from the Australian government to build nine new warships, marking a significant victory for British military exports. BAE beat Italian and Spanish rivals to win a large slice of the £20bn spending program.