INS Tarkash Exercises With HMS Defender in English Channel

August 15, 2019 – HMS Defender joined forces with the Indian Navy as she knuckled down to her Asia-Pacific deployment… in the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer met up with INS Tarkash in unseasonably bleak August weather off the South Coast for the two navies’ annual workout: Exercise Konkan. Konkan is a long-running exercise designed to test the…

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HMS St Albans Shadows Type 054A Frigate Through English Channel

July 14, 2019 – Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans is today monitoring the progress of a Chinese warship through the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate is shadowing the Chinese Type 054A frigate Xian as it sails east past the UK enroute to Rotterdam and St Petersburg. St Albans will keep track of the Chinese ship’s activity as…

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HMS Defender Escorts Russian Task Group

March 6, 2019 – HMS Defender is today shadowing a Russian naval task group along the coast of the UK. The Type 45 destroyer was called upon to sail over the weekend and keep watch on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they passed close to UK territorial waters. Portsmouth-based Defender is monitoring the Russian task group…

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HMS Hurworth Shadows Second Russian Ship Through English Channel

August 30, 2018 – HMS Hurworth has continued maritime security operations in UK waters by shadowing a second Russian vessel through the English Channel in less than a week. The Portsmouth-based minehunter monitored the Russian intelligence gathering ship Yuri Ivanov as it passed through the UK area of interest. HMS Hurworth conducted the task only days after shadowing another Russian…

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Northern Fleet Enters English Channel

Google Translation August 7, 2018 – Today, a detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet, who participated in the Main Naval Parade, came from the North Sea into the English Channel. As part of a detachment of warships – the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” and a large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”. The remaining ships and vessels – participants in the Main…

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HMS Montrose shadows Russian warships through English Channel

The Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose shadowed two Russian warships in the approaches to the English Channel after they ventured out of the Baltic. The Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate sailed up the Channel to meet with corvettes RFS Boikiy and Stoikiy as the Russian vessels sortied from their base in the Baltic and entered the North Sea. HMS Montrose worked alongside…

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HMS Westminster Escorts Russian warships Through English Channel

Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster is today escorting a Russian military task group through the English Channel and areas of UK interest. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate was activated on Friday (5 Jan 18) to sail and keep watch on two Russian warships and two supporting vessels as they passed close to UK territorial waters in stormy conditions. HMS Westminster…

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Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky lays it course to Indian Ocean

Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky has left Kronstadt for the Indian Ocean. The route is laid through the Baltic and Northern Seas, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. The ship crew is to make complex oceanographic researches and check ship’s radio navigation systems.

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Review of Operation Historical Ordnance Disposal by the NATO Mine Warfare Group (SNMCMG1) in the English Channel-North Sea

Google Translation Review of Operation Historical Ordnance Disposal by the NATO Mine Warfare Group (SNMCMG1) in the English Channel-North Sea From 20 October to 7 November 2017 , an international mine warfare operation, organized as part of the Historical Ordnance Disposal (HOD) mission, was scheduled in the Channel-North Sea. Assured by NATO warships belonging to the Standing Nato Mine Countermeasures…

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Northern Fleet ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov passes through English Channel

The major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov of the Northern Fleet has finished passing through the English Channel. The Russian ship has left Severomorsk in late June. During the long-range sortie, the ship crew has visited four foreign ports: Limassol (Cyprus), Salalah (Oman), Alexandria (Egypt), and Lisbon (Portugal). 

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