Naval

  • Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    15th September 2017

    The usual wide variety of features can be found in the November 2017 issue of Ships Monthly, out now. Conrad Waters looks back over the career of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, which served two navies in a variety of…

  • Three Chinese Navy vessels visit Helsinki

    Three Chinese Navy vessels visit Helsinki

    1st September 2017

    After completing exercises in the Baltic Sea with the Russian Navy, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy made its second courtesy visit to Helsinki in less than two years after the original in September 2015. The flotilla was made…

  • New Home For The Former HMS Tongham

    New Home For The Former HMS Tongham

    31st August 2017

    The former Ham class minesweeper HMS Tongham has found a new home and is being prepared for a new role at Gillingham Pier in Kent. The minesweeper arrived at her new home in July and is moored alongside the historic…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    16th August 2017

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth made her maiden arrival at Portsmouth on 16 August 2017 and was greeted by tens of thousands of people who lined the walls of the Harbour to welcome the new £3 billion…

  • Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    14th August 2017

    An interesting and unusual sight greeting visitors to the historical Town Quay at Sandwich on the River Stour in Kent this summer is the beautifully preserved 1950s Rhine Patrol Boat USN P22 (Rhine Maiden). P22, a type 21 patrol boat,…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    20th July 2017

    The September 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Don’t forget to get your copy from your local newsagent. What to know about classic cruise ships still going strong? Black Watch, Columbus and Ocean Diamond all featured. Russell Plummer…

  • Damen and Metal Shark partnership for patrol boats

    Damen and Metal Shark partnership for patrol boats

    14th July 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has entered a partnership with US shipbuilder Metal Shark for the construction of up to 13 Damen SPa 2606 patrol boats. The US Navy recently selected Louisiana-based Metal Shark to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for…

  • Bangladesh builds patrol boat for Kenya

    Bangladesh builds patrol boat for Kenya

    10th July 2017

    Shipbuilding in Bangladesh is still in its infancy, and the country’s few yards have only built about 40 small ships for export over the past five years, but the Western Marine facility near Chittagong has been expanding its capabilities in…

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on maiden voyage

    HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on maiden voyage

    30th June 2017

    Naval expert Conrad Waters reports on the Royal Navy’s newest ship A significant moment in the Royal Navy’s history occurred on Monday 26 June 2017 when the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth departed her builders at Rosyth to commence…