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RN aircraft carrier build-up for massive NATO exercise starts

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The Royal Navy (RN) flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) exited her Portsmouth home port yesterday (Sunday, 4 February) en route to the largest NATO...

Royal Navy Warship HMS Trent strengthens maritime security partnership with Nigeria

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The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel HMS Trent is once again visiting, Nigeria, reiterating its dedication to enhancing maritime security in West Africa. The...

Another big drug bust for HMS Montrose

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose has seized another massive drug haul off the Middle East, intercepting 870 kg of crystal methamphetamine from a...

Royal Navy’s seizure of smuggled Iranian missiles in the Gulf of...

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose earlier this year seized dozens of packages containing advanced weaponry, including surface-to-air-missiles and engines for land attack cruise...

Royal Navy joins new task force protecting Red Sea shipping

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Royal Navy ships and personnel have joined a new international task force to safeguard ships passing through one of the world’s most dangerous ‘choke...

Royal Navy seizes over a ton of drugs in the Gulf...

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Montrose, operating as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Gulf of Oman, has seized over a...

HMS Kent visits Kenya

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Sailors on the Royal Navy’s warship HMS Kent have trained alongside Kenyan Armed Forces during a visit to eastern Africa. The frigate had a...

HMS Trent deploys to West Africa to support maritime security

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Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent has set sail to the waters of the Gulf of Guinea as she heads for security patrols and...

Royal and Egyptian Navies exercise off Alexandria

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Beach assaults, fast jet attacks and speedboats weaving between frigate and destroyers marked a major demonstration of Anglo-Egyptian naval forces in Alexandria. UK flagship HMS...

Royal Navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Hormuz

Britain’s navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the US killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani...

HMS Dragon seizes huge narcotics haul in Gulf

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Dragon has recorded a second major drugs bust in under a fortnight - this time seizing 1.6 million Pounds...

HMS Dragon seizes tonnes of hashish in the Persian Gulf

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Dragon has seized three tonnes of hashish in one of the most significant drugs busts in the...

Hi-Tech surveillance equipment harnessed to protect Royal Navy’s shipwrecks

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy - guardians of the Senior Service's centuries-long history - and the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust,...

Protector helps Ghanaian authorities hone skills to safeguard shipping in Africa

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Normally found off the Antarctic peninsula, surveying un- or poorly-charted waters and carrying out experiments with polar scientists, once autumn descends on...

Simon’s Town naval dockyard overhauling British patrol vessel

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The Royal Navy's patrol vessel HMS Clyde is undergoing refurbishment work at the naval dockyard in Simon's Town in her first overhaul...

HMS Clyde visiting South Africa

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The Royal Navy's River class patrol vessel HMS Clyde has arrived in South Africa for a nearly three month long rest and...

HMS Portland visits South Africa

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The Royal Navy ship HMS Portland is paying a visit to South Africa, with stops in Durban and Simon's Town. HMS Portland (F79)...

RFA Gold Rover arrives in Simon’s Town

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The Royal Navy's Fleet Auxiliary Vessel RFA Gold Rover has arrived in Simon's Town for a month long visit. The 140 metre...

Royal Navy ice patrol vessel calls on SA Navy

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South African sailors, particularly working in hydrographic and climate musterings, have had the opportunity of garnering first-hand information from their colleagues aboard...

RFA Gold Rover Returns to Operations

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The Royal Navy's replenishment vessel Gold Rover hit the high seas again at the end of February after completing an extended maintenance...

Second Royal Navy Mediterranean drugs bust in a fortnight

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The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in as many weeks with HMS St Albans seizing...

Royal Navy seizes drugs in Mediterranean

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The crew of a Royal Navy warship have seized around £3m worth of cannabis during a security patrol in the Mediterranean. The Portsmouth...

Wildcat becomes first helicopter to land at St Helena Airport

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The Royal Navy achieved an historic milestone when HMS Lancaster's Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary-wing aircraft to land at the island...

Wildcat helicopter exercises with SA sub in first visit to local...

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The SA Navy Type 209 submarine SAS Queen Modjadji last week took part in a deep water training exercise with a Royal...

Royal Navy visiting Simon’s Town

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The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Vessel, RFA Gold Rover and HMS Lancaster are visiting South Africa for vessel maintenance and for the crew...

Royal Navy divers help train Nigerian Navy

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Royal Navy divers have been sharing their experience of hunting for terrorist devices in harbours and on ships when they spent a...

RFA Argus completes Sierra Leone deployment

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The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus has been honoured by the United Kingdom Defence Secretary as she heads back to the...

Dragon prowls the south Atlantic, supports the SA Navy

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Her Majesty's Ship Dragon has been prowling the South Atlantic Ocean and found time this past week to assist the South African...

Gallery: Royal Navy Lynx in Cape Town

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The South African Air Force's 22 Squadron, flying Super Lynx and Oryx helicopters for the SA Navy, is hosting a Lynx from...

Royal Navy destroyer in Simon’s Town

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The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon has been alongside in Simon's Town since last Friday on an informal visit as part of...

UK Merlin helicopters deliver Ebola aid

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Three Merlin helicopters belonging to the Royal Navy have assisted Ebola victims in Sierra Leone through the delivery of supplies to medical...

Royal Navy supports maritime security on West African coast

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The Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 anti-submarine frigate HMS Portland arrived in Cape Town last Friday, having spent three months undertaking maritime...

Royal Navy in exercise with SA sub

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The British Royal Navy (RN) is making use of the opportunities provided by the Naval Base Simon's Town maintenance facilities to conduct...

HMS Portland visits Nigeria

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The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Portland recently conducted a port visit to Lagos, Nigeria, where she conducted training with the...

British frigate HMS Portland conducts training with Cape Verde Coast Guard

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The Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland has trained with Cape Verde's Coast Guard in order to strengthen ties with the nation and...

HMS Dauntless docks in Cape Town

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The Royal Navy's Daring class Type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless is in Cape Town, mid-way through her six-month deployment to the Falklands. HMS...

HMS Echo sailors conduct gunnery practice off Horn of Africa

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Sailors aboard the Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo have conducted day and night-time gunnery practice off the Horn of Africa. The...

HMS Westminster delivers blow to Indian Ocean piracy

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Westminster has, in the space of a fortnight, thwarted the activities of three pirate groups, destroying their...

HMS Dragon and Defender begin sea trials

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The HMS Dragon and HMS Defender, two of Britain's latest state-of-the-art destroyers, have taken to the sea to further test their capabilities...

HMS Echo visits the Seychelles

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The Royal Navy hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo has visited the Seychelles and conducted training with the island nation's Coast Guard, which...

HMS Protector cuts through Antarctic ice for first time

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The HMS Protector, the Royal Navy's newest ice patrol ship, has cut through the ice floes of Antarctica for the first time,...

HMS Protector arrives in Antarctica

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HMS Protector, the Royal Navy's new ice patrol ship, has arrived in Antarctica for the first time after departing Portsmouth on November...

UK sending newest ship, HMS Daring, to Gulf

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Britain is sending HMS Daring, its newest and most advanced ship, to the Persian Gulf for her first mission. The deployment comes...

Women to be allowed to serve on Royal Navy submarines

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Women are to be allowed to serve on UK submarines for the first time in the Royal Navy's history, the Secretary of...

Royal Navy’s new ice-breaker deploys to Antarctica

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The Royal Navy's new ice patrol vessel, HMS Protector, has set sail on a seven month deployment surveying and patrolling the frozen...

UK’s first Type 45 destroyer ready for maiden deployment

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HMS Daring will sail from Portsmouth in the New Year, after more than four years of trials, tests and training, which have...

Sailor sentenced to 25 years for submarine killing

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A Royal Navy sailor was sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison for the murder of a fellow crew member...

Royal Navy appoints first woman warship commander

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The Royal Navy confirmed that it had appointed the first woman commander of a warship in its history. Sarah West, 39, from Lincolnshire,...

Efficiency has its costs: UK First Sea Lord

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The head of the British Royal Navy has urged ministers not to push their efficiency reforms too far – warning that they...

UK navy chief says his sailors not “cowards”

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Britain's navy chief hit back at claims his sailors were "cowards" for failing to intervene after a British couple were captured by...