Naval

  • A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    14th April 2017

    A&P Group’s Falmouth facility has welcomed the first of a new class of Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers, RFA Tidespring, to the UK. A&P Group has been awarded the Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract to customise and fit out of…

  • May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    17th March 2017

    The May issue of Ships Monthly is out today, Friday 17 March 2017. We have a special feature looking at the innovative new destroyer USS Zumwalt, which recently commissioned into the US Navy at Baltimore by Conrad Waters. The main…

  • HMS Caroline repairs undertaken in Belast

    HMS Caroline repairs undertaken in Belast

    25th February 2017

    In October 2016 HMS Caroline, owned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, was undergoing a hull refurbishment in dry dock at Harland and Wolff in Belfast. Originally designed for 20 years of service, she has now been operating…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…

  • First SIGMA frigate delivered to Indonesian Ministry of Defence

    First SIGMA frigate delivered to Indonesian Ministry of Defence

    4th February 2017

    Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has handed over the first SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigate to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, on schedule and on budget. The ceremony took place at the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya where the…

  • 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…