Finnish Navy 2018 Training Cruise Begins April 29

Six-week sailing will be directed to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean this year. The training vessel is operated by Miinalaiva Uusimaa. Each year, the Navy School of Education has trained seafarers, nurses, and mining personnel and conscripts working as a training vessel. There are about twenty different classes on board and training is given around the clock every day of the week. On the last leg of the journey, the vessel participates in the international BALTOPS 2018 exercise, which begins at the port stage…

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Third 125 class frigate, Sachsen-Anhalt, Begins Sea Trials

The third 125 class frigate, the “Sachsen-Anhalt”, has taken to the sea for the first time. On February 22, 2018 the ship left the shipyard in Hamburg for scheduled in-port trials. The ship’s technical systems and equipment, including its propulsion system, maneuvering behavior and technical operations, will be tested over a period of around two weeks. The trials will take the ship from Hamburg via the river Elbe to the North Sea before returning to Hamburg after completing the test program. In addition to technical specialists from the German defense…

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NRP Sagres Turns 80

Google Translation The NRP Sagres was built in 1937 at the Blohm & Voss shipyards (Hamburg), the German navy was named Albert Leo Schlageter. At the end of World War II, Albert Leo Schlageter was delivered to the United States and after three years he was assigned to the Brazilian Navy where he began to bear the name of Guanabara. On January 30, 1962, 55 years ago, the Sagres Ship School was increased to the number of Portuguese Navy vessels. In its 55 years in the service of Portugal, the…

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