Naval

  • RFA Wave Knight completes hijack simulation exercise

    RFA Wave Knight completes hijack simulation exercise

    1st December 2017

    The Royal Fleet Auxillary Tanker Wave Knight took part in a security exercise off the Kent coast in November involving various police forces from the South East along with the SAS and SBS taking part. The scenario was that the…

  • Royal Navy frigates moved round

    Royal Navy frigates moved round

    28th November 2017

    Changes to the base-porting of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates will see some new additions to the flotillas of Portsmouth and Devonport. The Defence Secretary announced a series of moves, which will see the Royal Navy’s eight Type 23…

  • Pirate attacks still a major concern   

    Pirate attacks still a major concern  

    28th October 2017

    Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau. In the first nine months of 2017, 121 incidents of…

  • Cammell Laird and BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates

    Cammell Laird and BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates

    23rd October 2017

    On 18 October 2017 Merseyside-based shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird announced a new partnership with BAE Systems to position the companies to build five Type 31e Frigates. The Teaming Agreement has been formed in response to the UK…

  • December issue of Ships Monthly out now

    December issue of Ships Monthly out now

    19th October 2017

    Ships Monthly December 2017 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. It includes all the latest news you won’t find anywhere else, as well as exclusive features on a variety of ships from the latest warships to classic…

  • Ships Monthly December 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly December 2017 issue out now

    19th October 2017

    Ships Monthly December 2017 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. It includes all the latest news you won’t find anywhere else, as well as exclusive features on a variety of ships from the latest warships to classic…

  • Cammell Laird welcomes shipbuilding boost

    Cammell Laird welcomes shipbuilding boost

    3rd October 2017

    British shipbuilder, and diverse engineering service provider, Cammell Laird has welcomed Sir Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence on a visit to the yard at the end of September 2017. The company said during the visit it intends to…

  • 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…