Royal Navy frigate starts month-long break in South Africa

HMS Portland with the Simonsberg in the background. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland is currently in Simonstown, South Africa, where the crew started ...

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US, UK minehunters team up for Persian Gulf MCM drills

U.S. and Royal Navy mine countermeasures ships with two MH-53 helicopters from HM-15 Detachment Two during US-UK Mine Countermeasures Exercise 17-1. Photo: US Navy

Minehunters from the US and UK kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf with a ...

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Czech Gripen fighter jets train with NATO ships

Photo: NATO/Czech Air Force

A Czech squadron of Gripen fighter jets have reached the second week of their air-maritime integration and carried ...

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US and Royal Navy officers discuss carrier operations

L-R: Captain Crawford USN, Vice Admiral Crawford USN, Commander Saybolt USN, Mr Jason Lawrence, Commander Park RN, Captain Wright RN, Commodore Jameson OBE RN, Commander Farrant RN. Photo: Royal Navy

Senior lawyers from the US Navy and the Royal Navy met at the stone frigate HMS Excellent for formal joint talks ...

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Russian aircraft carrier escorted off Norway

Russian warships are seen off the coast of Norway. Photo: Norwegian Armed Forces

Russian cruiser-carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and other ships from its strike group were escorted off the Norwegian ...

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HMCS Vancouver visits Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

HMCS Vancouver file photo

Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 18 to conduct a goodwill visit ...

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Australian minehunters stop in Fiji


Royal Australian Navy minehunters HMAS Huon and Diamantina made a brief stopover in Suva, Fiji on their way back ...

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US amphibious dock landing ship arrives in Cambodia

From left, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard and the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur steam in formation in the South China Sea, Oct. 13, 2016. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrived in ...

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HMS Ocean first UK warship to visit Egypt in over 8 years

Guests observed the ceremonial sunset on the flight deck of HMS Ocean in the Port of Alexandria. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean visited the Egyptian port of Alexandria last weekend, thereby ...

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USS Mesa Verde concludes Haiti disaster relief mission

Hatians watch as Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit unload 50 kg bags of rice at a remote village in the Republic of Haiti. Photo: US Navy

Amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) left the coast of Haiti October 13 after providing humanitarian ...

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Spanish Navy light transport ship returns from UNIFIL

Photo: Spanish Navy

Spanish Navy light transport ship Martín Posadillo has returned from the Spanish missions in Lebanon where it was ...

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USS Coronado enters Singapore

USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrives at Changi Naval Base to begin a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived at the Singaporean Changi Naval Base to begin a ...

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USS San Francisco returns from last deployment

USS San Francisco transits under the Golden Gate bridge as it departs San Francisco Bay. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) and her crew returned to Naval ...

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Ronald Reagan carrier strike group visits South Korea

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) during Exercise Invincible Spirit. Photo: US Navy

Units from from the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 arrived in Busan for a port visit, October 16. ...

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HMNZS Canterbury completes dry-docking period in Sydney

HMNZS Canterbury crew poses for the 2016 annual photo in Sydney. Photo: Royal New Zealand Navy

Royal New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury has returned from Sydney, Australia having ...

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British battleship HMS Royal Oak receives new ensign

Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy clearance divers from HM Naval Base Clyde have changed the White Ensign on the wreck of HMS Royal Oak on ...

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European amphibious exercise Emerald Move 2106 concludes

Dutch Navy Landing Platform Dock HNLMS Rotterdam with a deployed landing craft off the coast of Sardinia during Emerald Move. Photo: Dutch Navy

European naval ships and personnel spent the last two weeks honing their amphibious assault skills during the ...

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Australian Navy completes Chinook trials for LHD ships

An Australian Army CH47F Chinook helicopter hovers of the port side of HMAS Adelaide's flight deck during First of Class Flight Trials at Port Arthur, Tasmania. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

The CH-47F Chinook aircraft are now cleared for take-off from Australian Navy’s landing helicopter docks as ...

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NATO explains how naval mines are fought


Sea lanes are key to the movement of goods for everyday life. Around 90 percent of world trade is carried by ship. ...

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RFA Mounts Bay joins operation Sophia

RFA Mounts Bay. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has returned to her Mediterranean Sea duties and joined the EU mission ...

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USS Whidbey Island departs UAE after mid-voyage repairs

Sailors and marines form a working party to stow supplies during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and embarked Marines of the 22nd Marine ...

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Russia fires ballistic missiles from three platforms

Photo: Russian navy

Two Russian Navy submarines and one launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome fired ballistic missiles from different ...

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US warship launches Tomahawk missiles at Yemen

USS Nitze. Photo: US Navy

Guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) has launched Tomahawk missiles against Yemen’s Houthi fighters in ...

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Russian warships disrupt shipping in Lithuanian EEZ

Lithuanian Navy ship Dzūkas (P12) was dispatched to monitor the activity of Russian warships. Photo: Lithuanian Navy

Russian warships have disrupted commercial shipping in the Lithuanian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by ordering ...

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French stealth frigate docks in Mombasa, Kenya

FS Lafayette entering Mombasa. Photo: EUNAVFOR

French Navy’s stealth frigate La Fayette was recently welcomed into the port of Mombasa, Kenya in what was ...

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UK's carrier based air squadron prepares on board HMS Ocean

Photo: Royal Navy

UK’s 820 Naval Air Squadron conducted ‘remarinisation’ training when all of the ...

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