Naval

  • 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…

  • Ships Monthly August 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2017 issue out now

    14th June 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now out. Get your copy here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO. The features start with a look at the history and current operations of the Royal New Zealand Navy, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. For those interested in…

  • Medway Queen’s memories of Dunkirk

    Medway Queen’s memories of Dunkirk

    25th May 2017

    An on-board exhibition in the lower aft saloon of the historic paddler Medway Queen recalls the ship’s exploits at Dunkirk. Extracts from memoires and short accounts recorded by the Medway Queen Preservation Society from crew members and evacuees give an…

  • European Maritime Festival at Poole

    European Maritime Festival at Poole

    23rd May 2017

    During May 2017 Poole hosted the tenth European Maritime Day, the first time this event has been held in the UK. European Maritime Day is designed to bring together maritime professionals in order to share knowledge and forge business partnerships.…

  • Ships Monthly July 2017 issue now available

    Ships Monthly July 2017 issue now available

    19th May 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is about to hit the shelves. Make sure you get your copy now! It includes the following features: VOYAGE REPORT – A voyage on one of the great P&O-Orient liners, Oronsay, of the post-war…

  • Successful sea trials for Multi-role training vessel

    Successful sea trials for Multi-role training vessel

    27th April 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover,  Sycamore will perform diverse training and support…