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Royal Navy Escorts Russian Destroyer Through English Channel

By Royal Navy News 2019-05-17 18:09:17

Royal Navy warship HMS Northumberland has escorted a Russian destroyer through the English Channel. The Devonport-based Type 23 frigate was activated to meet the Severomorsk, an Udaloy-class guided missile destroyer. The Russian ship passed through the English Channel on the way back to her home port after operations in the Mediterranean. HMS Northumberland is one of the Royal Navy's ships kept at high readiness to protect the integrity of UK waters. Before shadowing the Russian vessel, the ship had been honing...

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Photos: Ice Diving with the Royal Navy

By Royal Navy News 2019-05-10 18:04:07

Royal Navy divers joined their Canadian and American counterparts in frozen British Columbia to observe the dangerous art of diving under ice. A six-strong team from the Northern Diving Group based at Faslane made the 12-hour/4,400-mile trip to Victoria on Vancouver Island to learn about the skills, techniques and equipment needed to plunge into near-freezing waters – with the surface covered by a thick layer of ice. Ice diving would be a useful additional string to divers’ already-impressive bow, especially...

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Photos: Royal Marines Test Jet Packs for Amphibious Raids

By Royal Navy News 2019-05-07 21:57:44

The Royal Navy's amphibious assault specialists, 1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1AGRM), recently brought emerging civilian technologies to their RM Tamar base in Devonport Dockyard for an innovation day. The idea was to study and think about how new tech can be brought to the battlefield. It allowed the coxswains and operators of 1AGRM’s raiding craft the opportunity to open their minds further to future developments, using augmented and virtual reality kit, as well as the chance to question how unmanned...

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UK Permanently Stations Surface Combatant in Persian Gulf

By Royal Navy News 2019-04-12 19:58:24

A new era in Royal Navy operations in the Middle East began this week with the arrival of HMS Montrose in Bahrain – ready to begin a three-year mission as the first forward-based frigate in the Royal Navy's new Bahraini base.  After a six-month, 47,000-mile journey from her home in Plymouth, the frigate sailed into the Navy’s new support facility in the Gulf kingdom, the hub of Britain’s naval operations east of Suez. From there she will conduct regular patrols...

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Fishermen's Tech Helps Marines Scout Beaches 

By Royal Navy News 2019-02-13 18:57:59

Royal Marines are harnessing technology used to find fish in shallow waters to perfect beach reconnaissance for their landing craft to move in safely and put troops and their kit ashore without mishaps. They are testing the Hummingbird 10 system - the latest technology leap taken by the Corps since it held an ‘innovation day’ last year to showcase off-the-shelf tech which could improve the lot of commandos in the field under the RN’s DARE initiative. It's already resulted in...

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Workers Find Remains of First Sailor to Circumnavigate Australia

By Royal Navy News 2019-01-25 18:17:52

Workers building the new London-Birmingham high-speed railway line have unearthed the grave of the Royal Navy sailor who gave Australia its name. For 180 years the last resting place of explorer and navigator Captain Matthew Flinders has been lost among 40,000 other bodies in graves near Euston station. But archaeologists excavating St James’ burial ground to pave the way for the new HS2 terminus have identified the officer’s grave out of the thousands at the site. The lead depositum plate – breast...

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Royal Navy Delivers for Antarctic Ice Research Effort

By Royal Navy News 2019-01-14 19:07:23

The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Protector smashed through nearly 300 miles of Antarctic ice to help scientists begin a five-year mission to understand how West Antarctica is contributing to global sea-level rise. Working together with British Antarctic Survey’s vessel RRS Ernest Shackleton, the ice-strengthened vessel crunched her way to a remote Antarctic ice shelf to support a team of around 100 scientists who seek to understand a glacier the size of Great Britain. The gigantic Thwaites Glacier is melting...

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F-35 Fighter Comes Alive for the Royal Navy

By Royal Navy News 2019-01-11 13:42:59

Royal Navy aviators can now fly the world’s most advanced fighter on front-line missions. In front of a new hangar built to house the stealth fighters at their home on land – RAF Marham in Norfolk – UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the fifth-generation jet is now operational and ready to take its place in the nation’s aerial order of battle. Nine F-35s are on UK soil at present, flying with the 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron. It is a Royal Air Force formation, but...

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HMS Montrose Aids the Fight Against Ocean Plastic

By Royal Navy News 2019-01-03 20:17:47

For two days in December, the Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose aided the fight against ocean plastics by recording litter levels on the beaches of four Pacific islands - including Pitcairn, the final resting place of the HMS Bounty. The Pitcairn Islands – Pitcairn, Dulcie, Oneo and Henderson – are British Overseas Territories, and they are protected against illegal fishing and pollution. However, Pacific currents dump masses of plastic debris on their shorelines – especially on Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...

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Air-Defense Destroyer HMS Dragon Seizes $100M in Hashish

By Royal Navy News 2018-12-24 08:10:58

The Royal Navy warship HMS Dragon has seized and destroyed ten tonnes of hash worth nearly $100 million in a record-breaking drug bust in the Persian Gulf. In a productive 48-hour window, the Type 45 destroyer intercepted two dhows carrying a haul of illicit drugs on the notorious drug smuggling route known as the "Hash Highway." It marks the biggest seizure of illegal narcotics ever recorded in the history of the Combined Maritime Forces, the multinational organization in charge of policing this...

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