Naval

  • HMS Albion arrives in Greenwich for a week-long stay

    HMS Albion arrives in Greenwich for a week-long stay

    14th September 2021

    HMS Albion arrived in London on 12 September 2021 where she was moored off Greenwich for a week for International Shipping Week 2021. The amphibious assault ship made the trip from Plymouth to host a number of events in support…

  • The Irish Naval Service looks to the future

    The Irish Naval Service looks to the future

    6th September 2021

    The Irish Naval Service has recently faced challenges with personnel numbers, but this seems to have abated somewhat and ships have been seen out and about more over the summer months. Significant changes are in the pipeline for the Naval…

  • SAS Mendi on the way to full operational status

    SAS Mendi on the way to full operational status

    5th September 2021

    SAS Mendi (F148) is on her way back to full operational capability after “suffering catastrophic damage to her propulsion engines”. The “damage” included total seizure of the Valour class frigate’s starboard propulsion engine while she was on duty in the…

  • Ships Monthly Sept issue out now

    Ships Monthly Sept issue out now

    27th August 2021

    Ships Monthly September  2021 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth high quality features, including a focus on the E-Flexer Stena Edda, a look at three of Orient…

  • Norwegian navy frigate off to scrapyard

    Norwegian navy frigate off to scrapyard

    22nd August 2021

    Earlier this year, Norscrap West won a contract from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (Forsvarsmateriell) to recycle the wrecked frigate Helge Ingstad. The NOK 60 million (US$7 million) cost of scrapping will be mitigated by revenue generated from the sale…

  • Full Ship Shock Trials on USS Gerald R. Ford

    Full Ship Shock Trials on USS Gerald R. Ford

    15th August 2021

    The US Navy has carried out the first of a series of first-of-class Full Ship Shock Trials on USS Gerald R. Ford. The aircraft carrier was subjected to shock waves from a huge explosion while underway some 170 km miles…

  • Ships Monthly August 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2021 issue out now

    29th July 2021

    Ships Monthly August 2021 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth features, including a focus on the ro-pax ferry Cotentin, the Soviet Navy Project 1144.1 Heavy Nuclear-Powered Missile…