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Tag: Royal Navy

  • Thursday, April 25th 2019 - 06:57 UTC

    Former First Sea Lord furious with gender controversy in referring to ships

    Lord West said that the move is “stark staring bonkers” and “political correctness gone mad” To change it in this trite fashion is just absolutely stupid. (Pic PA)

    The decision to scrap the “she” title for boats will “insult generations of sailors”, the former head of the Navy says. In a piece published in the Daily Mail, Admiral Lord Alan West, former First Sea Lord, has spoken out after a British maritime museum began referring to ships it exhibits as “it” in a bid to appear gender neutral.

  • Monday, April 8th 2019 - 07:09 UTC

    HMS Montrose spots high seas' fuel transfer to North Korean tanker

    The team on board HMS Montrose gathered photographic evidence of the activity and this information has now been reported to the United Nations.

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose has successfully tracked an illegal fuel transfer at sea while conducting United Nations sanctions enforcement against North Korea. Working alongside Japanese partners, HMS Montrose spotted a North Korean ship in the East China Sea, alongside another ship of unknown nationality.

  • Monday, April 1st 2019 - 08:14 UTC

    UK and Chile honor a shared naval hero: Admiral Thomas Cochrane

    Admiral Sir Philip Jones and special guest Admiral Julio Leiva Molina unveiled on Sunday the HQ Portsmouth Flotilla as the Cochrane Building.

    The First Sea Lord and head of the Chilean Navy have renamed a building inside Portsmouth Naval Base in tribute to a shared naval hero. Admiral Sir Philip Jones and special guest Admiral Julio Leiva Molina unveiled on Sunday the HQ Portsmouth Flotilla as the Cochrane Building.

  • Monday, April 1st 2019 - 06:21 UTC

    HMS Clyde to be transferred to the Brazilian navy at the end of 2019

    HMS Clyde will be replaced by a new Batch 2 River class vessel, HMS Forth.

    Brazilian media are reporting that the country is to take over HMS Clyde when the Offshore Patrol Vessel leaves Royal Navy service in the Falkland Islands. The news was reportedly announced during a recent event, “Brazil-United Kingdom Defense Industry Dialogue”, held in the Brazilian Navy Cultural Center in São Paulo.

  • 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.

  • 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.