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  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    HMS Tamar, Royal Navy's fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel named in Glasgow

    The 90-metre vessel is equipped with a 30mm cannon and flight deck capable of accommodating a Merlin helicopter

    HMS Tamar, the fourth of the Royal Navy’s five cutting-edge new Offshore Patrol Vessels, has been formally named in Glasgow on Thursday. The next-generation River Class ship will boost Britain’s counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling work and provide essential support to defense operations.

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  • Friday, March 8th 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    HMS Protector comes across an iceberg of 11 miles long and five wide

    The Ice patrol was making for the sunken volcano on Deception Island after helping BAS scientists conduct geological work around the South Shetland Islands. (Referencial image)

    The Royal Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship encountered an iceberg the size of Bristol as she began her final scientific mission of the season. HMS Protector came across the enormous mass of ice and snow – 11 miles long and five wide – as she returned to the frozen continent for the last time this winter – or summer as it is in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Friday, March 8th 2019 - 09:02 UTC

    Royal Navy has a new Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd

    The ceremony took place on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the RN’s two new carriers which VAdm Kyd recently led through her maiden F-35 fighter jet trials.

    The Royal Navy’s new Fleet Commander has been formally appointed with a ceremony on board HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth. Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd takes up the role from outgoing Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Ben Key who is to become the Chief of Joint Operations at PJHQ, Northwood.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 19:58 UTC

    Submariners celebrate 50 years of the Royal Navy's nuclear deterrent patrols

    Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said that for fifty years nuclear submarines have patrolled waters around the world providing the ultimate guarantee of safety

    Events across the UK will celebrate the 50 years of dedication of submariners on the longest operation ever carried out by British armed forces. No mission has been longer – or more important – than the nuclear deterrent patrols performed around the clock by the Royal Navy over the past half-century.

  • Friday, January 4th 2019 - 08:40 UTC

    UK redeploying Royal Navy patrols to the Channel to deter migrant crossings

    Border Force currently has two coastal patrol vessels in the Channel, as well as two cutters, HMC Vigilant and HMC Searcher

    Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said HMS Mersey would “help prevent migrants from making the dangerous journey”.

  • Saturday, December 29th 2018 - 07:36 UTC

    HMS Montrose en route to Bahrain calls at Easter Island

    The warship arrived off Easter Island with all on board given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to go ashore and see first the ancient statues, known as Moai, at Ahu Tongariki (Pic RN)

    The crew of HMS Montrose have spent the end of Christmas week on the remote Pacific Easter Island – famous for its huge stone statues. It’s thought to be the first time this century a British warship has visited the Chilean territory, which is about the size of Sheffield – but home to fewer than 8,000 people.

  • 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.