HMS St Albans and Astute Conduct ASW Training in the Atlantic

February 25, 2019 – Two of the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine heavyweights carried out training in the Atlantic. Submarine HMS Astute and Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans faced tough weather conditions as they took advantage of working together on their anti-submarine warfare capabilities to do personnel transfer training. St Albans’ Merlin helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – aka the Flying Tigers and normally based at Culdrose in Cornwall – flew between both vessels, winching submariners and sailors while battling wind and rain. Lieutenant Commander Andrew Mitchell, flight commander on…

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HMS St Albans and HMS Astute Practice ASW Skills

November 30, 2018 – Two of the Royal Navy’s heavyweight anti-submarine weapons have pitted their wits against each other. Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans and hunter-killer sub HMS Astute have been operating alongside each other, honing their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills. But it was also an opportunity for them to go up against each other, testing their ability to deal with the threat one another brings to the battlefield. “To be the best at what we do, it is essential that we train both against and alongside the very…

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