HMS Westminster Home for Christmas

December 14, 2018 – HMS Westminster has returned home to Portsmouth in time for the festive season after spending eight weeks with multinational partners in colder climates. She departed Portsmouth on 15th October 2018 to head to Reykjavík in Iceland in preparation for Exercise Trident Juncture, the largest NATO exercise in nearly 30 years. Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 saw around 50,000 personnel from 31 Countries, including 61 ships, participating in exercises off the West Coast of Norway for a three-week period. The Commanding Officer, Commander Will Paston said, “The last…

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Keel-laying ceremony for Swedish SIGINT ship built at Polish Naval Shipyard

The keel-laying ceremony for the new Swedish signals intelligence ship took place June 15th at the Naval Shipyard, located in Gdynia, Poland. The event was attended by representatives from Saab, the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and invited guests. Saab was awarded the contract to design and build the ship, which will replace the Swedish Navy’s existing H(SW)MS Orion, by the Swedish Material Defence Administration FMV in 2017. Subsequently it selected Nauta Shiprepair Yard, belonging to PGZ Group, to perform the construction, launch and early sea trials of the vessel. Cooperation…

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USS Farragut Arrives in Gydnia

USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Gydnia, Poland, April 27, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S. and Poland relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. Gydnia is Farragut’s second port visit since departing on a scheduled deployment from Naval Station Mayport, April 11. Farragut’s presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to regional security. “We are not only privileged to be in Poland, but also grateful for the time we will spend alongside the…

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ORP Kondor (ex-KNM Kunna) Decommissioned

Google Translation On Wednesday, December 20, at the War Port in Gdynia, the ceremony of the last departure of the flag on the ORP Kondor submarine was held. This is the first of four Kobben-type units to be withdrawn from service in the Navy over the coming years. Over 13 years of service under the white-and-red flag as part of sea exercises and operations he traveled 42,000 nautical miles. He went out to the sea nearly 200 times and spent more than 600 days on it, most of them under…

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