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Tag: HMS Dragon

  • Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 10:21 UTC

    HMS Lancaster takes over from HMS Dragon in South Atlantic patrol tasking

    “In many ways it’s a ground-breaking deployment for the Royal Navy, as we are taking new capabilities and equipment on operations for the first time”, said Commander Laughton

    Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster sailed from her home in Portsmouth last week for a routine nine-month Atlantic patrol tasking, which includes the Falklands and South Georgia. She is the first ship in the Royal Navy to deploy with the new Wildcat helicopter, and her crew are wearing the newest naval uniform in 70 years.

  • Thursday, March 12th 2015 - 09:20 UTC

    HMS Dragon calls at Cape Town's naval base for mid-deployment break

    The Type 45 destroyer after Cape Town continued her Atlantic patrol and is currently exercising with African navies.

    There is a permanent reminder of the Royal Navy's HMS Dragon’s first visit to South Africa as the destroyer upheld a 90-year-old tradition. A large painting of the ship’s badge, featuring her namesake mythical beast, adorns the wall of the cavernous dry dock where the Portsmouth-based warship spent her mid-deployment break, receiving some TLC after a four-month battering from the Pacific and Atlantic.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 09:18 UTC

    HMS Dragon calls at the remote Tristan da Cunha Island

    The Type 45 destroyer left Portsmouth on 27th October 2014 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking deployment.

    The Royal Navy's Atlantic Patrol Tasking HMS Dragon called at Tristan da Cunha, one of the most remote islands on the planet, on the latest stage of her Atlantic deployment. There is no land to the west for more than 2,000 miles, South Africa is 1,750 miles to the east and the nearest inhabited locality is another British Overseas Territory 1,510 miles away.

  • Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 19:20 UTC

    HMS Dragon helicopter helps track remaining reindeer in South Georgia

    The Type 45 destroyer was on her first visit to South Georgia over Christmas

    HMS Dragon made her first visit to South Georgia over Christmas, reports the South Georgia newsletter in its December edition. The Type 45 air defense destroyer had a Westland Lynx helicopter on board which was used to survey the Barff Peninsula for any remaining reindeer ahead of the arrival of the Norwegian SNO marksmen.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 21:48 UTC

    HMS Dragon confirms “commitment to UK/Chile defense relationship”

    Ambassador Fiona Clouder with First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, and UK's Defence Attaché, Coronel Angus MacLeod.

    The UK showed its commitment to the UK/Chile defense relationship by sending a Royal Naval ship and the First Sea Lord to Exponaval 2014. The Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, made its first visit to Chile since commissioning and this was an opportune time for both navies to discuss their future modernization plans and acknowledge the important historic and enduring links between the two Services.

  • Friday, December 5th 2014 - 23:56 UTC

    UK ambassador underscores shared values and qualities of Royal and Chilean navies

    Ambassador Clouder addressing guests at the reception on HMS Dragon

    UK ambassador in Chile Fiona Clouder underlined the values and qualities of the Royal Navy and Chilean Navy during a reception on HMS Dragon, which called at Valparaíso for the week long Exponaval 2014, considered the most important naval, maritime and ports' exhibition in the southern hemisphere.

  • Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

    HMS Dragon in Chile; Argentine media recalls Mercosur ban on RN vessels

     The Type 45 destroyer is one of the most modern vessels of the Royal Navy and is currently on South Atlantic deployment

    Argentine media is reporting that HMS Dragon, Type 45 destroyer and one of the most modern vessels in the Royal Navy is currently in Valparaiso, Chile attending the Exponaval 2014, one of the main naval and maritime exhibition events in the Southern hemisphere.

  • Wednesday, January 8th 2014 - 05:25 UTC

    Russian and Chinese vessels break loose from Antarctic ice

    MV Akademik Shokalskiy caught in Commonwealth Bay on Christmas Day had to also spend New Year surrounded by ice

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) confirmed Wednesday that the entrapped Antarctic ships, the Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long (Snow Dragon), have broken free from the ice in Antarctica and are no longer in need of assistance.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2012 - 19:00 UTC

    HMS Dragon joins P&O cruise fleet parade on the company’s 175th anniversary

    Azura sails past the Type 45 destroyer

    She is normally known as quite a large warship, but HMS Dragon was dwarfed by seven liners in the Solent. The Type 45 destroyer’s crew stood in ceremonial uniform as the full P&O cruise fleet passed them as they marked the company’s 175th anniversary.