HMS Pembroke Back in Action After Fife Refit

October 30, 2019 – HMS Pembroke is back with the Royal Navy ahead of schedule and ready for action after a successful 42-week, £8 million refit at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The work was carried out on the Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) by about 50 Babcock International employees plus specialist sub-contractors. The Rosyth team upgraded the ship’s sonar…

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HMS Ramsey Returns from SNMCMG1

August 12, 2019 – HMS Ramsey has returned home following a four-month NATO deployment. The HMNB Clyde-based Sandown- class minehunter was working with Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) in the Baltic and North Sea. Throughout the deployment, HMS Ramsey and her 40-strong crew have conducted maritime security, historical ordnance disposal and multinational exercises alongside the UK’s NATO maritime…

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HMS Talent Arrives at New Homeport at Faslane

August 9, 2019 – Trafalgar-Class submarine welcomed to new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The home of the UK Submarine Service welcomed the latest addition to the Clyde family when HMS Talent arrived recently from her former home at HM Naval Base Devonport. The Trafalgar-class attack submarine has operated from the Plymouth base for nearly three decades but has…

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Continuous at sea deterrent 50: what you need to know

Known as Operation Relentless, at least one Royal Navy ballistic submarine has been patrolling the world’s oceans, unseen and undetected for 50 years. CASD is the longest sustained military operation ever undertaken by the UK. CASD 50 was officially launched on 16 January 2019 when the First Sea Lord visited HM Naval Base Clyde to highlight the 50 year anniversary and present Royal Navy…

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USS Carney Departs Faslane

May 2, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Faslane, Scotland, following a scheduled port visit, May 1, 2019. During Carney’s three-week port visit in Faslane, the crew was able to conduct system maintenance, host the afloat training group, and tour the submarine facilities at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde. “We are extremely grateful to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde…

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Submarine Rescue Exercise is hosted at HM Naval Base Clyde

December 18, 2018 – Personnel from France, Norway and the United Kingdom gathered at HM Naval Base Clyde to take part in a NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) training exercise. Over 110 people participated in the week-long event – the largest evacuation exercise ever to be planned at Faslane – bringing together military and civilian staff including submariners, divers, medics…

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Royal Navy Major Mission Milestone

Royal Navy Submariners at HM Naval Base Clyde marked a major milestone recently with the successful completion of the 350th deterrent patrol. As the country’s ultimate weapon, submarine operations and movements are kept a closely guarded secret, but the Silent Service has temporarily broken its silence to reveal the significant achievement.  “Our nuclear submarines are among the most complex machines…

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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Faslane

USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Faslane, Scottland, for scheduled port visit Sept. 29. This is Donald Cook’s 3rd port visit of their 6th forward-deployed patrol. While in port Donald Cook is scheduled to participate in a community relations project, receive supplies and fuel, and finish final preparations for exercise Formidable Shield 2017. “Faslane should be a great port…

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UK marks 350th UK deterrent patrol

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has today marked the UK’s 350th nuclear deterrence submarine patrol by hosting talks on collective global security with NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the North Atlantic Council. The UK Defence Secretary welcomed Jens Stoltenberg and all 29 NATO ambassadors to the home of the UK’s independent strategic nuclear deterrent, Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB)…

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USS Carney Arrives in Faslane, Scotland

March 23, 2017 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, March 22 to attend pre-sail conferences leading up to exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 2017. Joint Warrior 17-1, an exercise designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff in the United Kingdom, is intended to improve interoperability…

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