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Montevideo, October 17th 2018 - 20:37 UTC

Tag: Royal Navy

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Friday, June 15th 2018 - 07:22 UTC

    Lord West claims Royal Navy does not have enough vessels to look after the EEZ

    Calling for an urgent study, the former chief of naval staff and First Sea Lord said: “This will be a crisis post-Brexit unless something is done urgently.”

    The former head of the Royal Navy has warned of a developing negative situation over the number of ships available to patrol Britain’s coastal waters post-Brexit. Labour’s Lord West of Spithead told the Lords at question time there were not enough vessels to look after the inshore waters and the exclusive economic zone.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 07:27 UTC

    HMS Protector expected in Buenos Aires

    When Argentina requested international support in the search for ARA San Juan, HMS Protector was dispatched and joined the multi-nation effort (Pic RN)

    The United Kingdom Ice Patrol HMS Protector is expected this week in Buenos Aires on her return trip from the Antarctica season. The visit is seen as evidence of the renewed and improved UK/Argentina bilateral relations, both politically and in defense issues.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Helicopter carrier Ocean will be delivered to the Brazilian navy next June

    Commissioned in 1998 at a cost of £150 million. She underwent a £65 million refit in 2014 to extend her service life, and has sold to Brazil for £84 million

    HMS Ocean pulled into Portsmouth for the last time as a Royal Navy ship as it is now due to be delivered to Brazil, which has bought the RN sole helicopter carrier. The Royal Navy's flagship has served for 20 years and has traveled all around the world. She was sold to Brazil for 84 million pounds (US$117 million) as new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares to take over as leader of the fleet

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Falklands' new patrol vessel starts her long journey to the South Atlantic

    HMS Forth is the first of a class of five state-of-the-art RN vessels, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism

    The first of the Royal Navy's next-generation patrol ships set sail from Glasgow on Wednesday for her home port of Portsmouth. HMS Forth is the first of a class of five state-of-the-art Royal Navy vessels, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and other maritime defense duties.

  • Monday, February 12th 2018 - 15:35 UTC

    “The Big Lizzie” calls at Gibraltar on maiden trip; she's scheduled to begin helicopter trials

    The 65,000-tonne future flagship, will be conducting a routine logistics stop having left her home in Portsmouth last week for helicopter trials.

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Gibraltar for her first overseas port visit. As she sailed into port under close security escort, UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson highlighted the Rock’s strategic role for UK military operations.

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