Naval

  • New state-of-the-art tanker Tidespring completed

    New state-of-the-art tanker Tidespring completed

    28th January 2017

    Korean shipyard specialist SeaQuest Marine Project Management has successfully completed a major project overseeing the construction of one of the UK Ministry of Defence’s latest Naval Auxiliaries, that will provide support to the new UK aircraft carriers and other British…

  • German Navy Attack Squadron disbanded

    German Navy Attack Squadron disbanded

    12th January 2017

    The German Navy decommissioned the last of its remaining Type 143A Fast Attack Craft – S76 Frettchen, S73 Hermelin, S80 Hyäne (pictured) and S75 Zobel – at a formal ceremony at the Warnemünde naval base on 16 November 2016. The…

  • Ingalls launches new National Security Cutter for USCG

    Ingalls launches new National Security Cutter for USCG

    4th January 2017

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) on 17 December 2016. Kimball is the seventh NSC Ingalls has built for the US Coast Guard; christening is scheduled for 4 March. “This is…

  • Former US Navy catamaran destroyed in Red Sea

    Former US Navy catamaran destroyed in Red Sea

    3rd December 2016

    Houthi fighters’ claims to have ‘completely destroyed’ an Emirati warship as she approached the Yemeni port of Mokha on the Red Sea have been acknowledged by the UAE military. Regional news agencies reported on unverified video on social media that…

  • 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…