Naval

  • First SIGMA frigate for Indonesia completes sea trials

    First SIGMA frigate for Indonesia completes sea trials

    16th September 2016

    The first of two SIGMA 10514 PKR naval frigates for the Indonesian Navy has successfully completed its sea trials as of 7 September. This is a major milestone on a project for which the first steel was cut in January…

  • Ships attend Bournemouth Air Festival

    Ships attend Bournemouth Air Festival

    22nd August 2016

    The annual Bournemouth Air Festival was attended by a number of ships, including the Southampton based 1954-built steamship Shieldhall, which made her usual journey to Poole during August, and she is seen approaching the harbour entrance on 15 August. After spending…

  • Bahamas Corvette comes to Damen for lifetime extension

    Bahamas Corvette comes to Damen for lifetime extension

    21st August 2016

    HMBS Nassau (P-61), a 60m Royal Bahamas Defence Force Corvette, has arrived at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands for an extensive refit. The 17-year old vessel will receive a comprehensive overhaul that comprises full systems and instrumentation replacement.…

  • Aircraft carrier Kuznetsov set for upgrade

    Aircraft carrier Kuznetsov set for upgrade

    12th August 2016

    The Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier is scheduled to undergo her first major refit in 2017. RFS Admiral Kuznetsov has not been extensively modernised since entering service in 1990. The 58,000-tonne carrier had been due a major upgrade at Sevmash…

  • New Damen Patrol vessels delivered

    New Damen Patrol vessels delivered

    23rd May 2016

    Following successful sea trials, C&I Leasing Plc, a leading player in the Nigerian offshore support vessel market, has taken delivery of four Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels. The patrol boats will be used to provide security patrol…

  • Fifth FREMM frigate Languedoc delivered

    Fifth FREMM frigate Languedoc delivered

    19th March 2016

    On 16 March 2016 DCNS delivered the FREMM frigate Languedoc intended for the French Navy, with the acceptance ceremony by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) on behalf of the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement). FREMM Languedoc is the…

  • Maritime Britain captured in new book

    Maritime Britain captured in new book

    5th February 2016

    Just out is the latest Ships Illustrated, No.9: Maritime Britain, by well-known photographer and Ships Monthly contributor Gary Davies. This outstanding new book provides a pictorial record of shipping in and around the waters of Great Britain over the last quarter of a century. It…

  • Damen frigate for Indonesia

    Damen frigate for Indonesia

    20th January 2016

    PT PAL has launched the first of two SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigates designated for the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL). PT PAL bui these ships in collaboration with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS). The launching ceremony was…

  • Canadian Coast Guard awards contracts

    Canadian Coast Guard awards contracts

    14th November 2015

    Chantier Davie Canada at Lévis, Quebec has won a C$16 million Vessel Life Extension (VLE) contract covering the 28-year-old Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Henry Larsen. This is the fourth Canadian Coast Guard contract awarded Davie through a competitive bidding…

  • Canadian warships in Portsmouth

    Canadian warships in Portsmouth

    11th October 2015

    The Canadian Warship HMCS Athabaskan called into Portsmouth for repairs on 7 October 2015 after a lubrication oil failure in the starboard cruise engine. The vessel was travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to take part in two multinational military exercises…