Naval

  • Brazilian navy training ship NE Brazil visits London

    Brazilian navy training ship NE Brazil visits London

    11th October 2021

    The Brazilian navy’s training ship NE Brazil (U-27) made her annual visit to the Thames in October 2021 and was expected to go alongside HMS Belfast in the upper Pool of London. This was changed, and she was due in…

  • India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier on trials

    India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier on trials

    30th September 2021

    India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), Vikrant has conducted initial sea trials. Over five days the ship’s performance, including hull, main propulsion, power generation and distribution and auxiliary equipment were tested as satisfactory in what was described by the Admiral…

  • October 2021 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    October 2021 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    24th September 2021

    Ships Monthly Oct 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 Tradewind Voyages’ sailing cruise ship Golden Horizon, the Royal…

  • 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…