Taiwan Announces Taiwan Strait Passage by HMS Enterprise

December 7, 2019 – The Ministry of National Defense said today (7) that a British survey ship sailed from south to north through the Taiwan Strait. The National Army used joint ISR in accordance with regulations to strictly grasp the dynamics of China’s surrounding sea and airspace and maintain regional peace and stability. There is no abnormality during this period, please rest assured. Royal Navy file photo

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HMS Enterprise Visits London

June 21, 2019 – Royal Navy hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise is making a rare visit to London. Whilst berthed in the Capital the Echo-Class Multi Survey Vessel, usually based in Plymouth, will carry out ceremonial roles as well as providing the public with an opportunity to get onboard. Amongst those roles is the Ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London on Monday 24th June. This ancient custom originated in the 14th Century in the reign of King Richard II who decreed that any large navy vessel passing…

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HMS Enterprise Honors Wartime Wrecks

February 28,2019 – The rainbow colored ‘bar’ in these images give no clue to the tragedy which they disguise. This is the wreck of wartime submarine HMS Vandal, resting on the seabed off the Isle of Arran as she has done for the past 76 years – as seen through the underwater ‘eyes’ of HMS Enterprise. The boat was lost on trials in February 1943 – just four days after she was commissioned – entombing all 37 men aboard. Vandal’s wreck was only discovered by minehunters HMS Hurworth 25 years…

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Royal Navy ships complete NATO’s biggest exercise of 2018

November 7, 2018 – NATO’S biggest war game in years – and the largest staged in Norway in 30 years – ends today with Royal Navy participants at the tip of the spear. Seven Royal Navy ships joined warships from across the alliance in a 65-vessel force mustered at sea and in the fjords, with Royal Marines from 45 Commando on a US assault ship and Fleet Air Arm Merlin helicopters hunting submarines. The two-week workout – which stretched from Reykjavik in Iceland to Narvik in the Arctic Circle and…

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Due to Lack of Ships, Royal Navy Deploys Survey Ship for Trident Juncture 18

October 22, 2018 – Royal Navy warships are making their way to Norway for one of NATO’s biggest exercises in recent years. Type 23 frigates HMS Northumberland and Westminster were joining minehunters Cattistock, Hurworth, Grimsby and Ramsey, along with survey ship Enterprise and a fleet diving unit, for Trident Juncture 18. X-Ray Company from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath, are also embedded in the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima. Around 150 aircraft, including a Merlin Mk2 from 814 NAS aboard Northumberland, 65 vessels and up to 10,000 vehicles are…

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Starship Enterprise completes year-long NATO mission

One year to the day that they raised the NATO flag, the crew of HMS Enterprise lowered it – their mission as a Mediterranean flagship complete. On a sizzling day in Souda Bay, Crete, the survey ship’s task leading a force of international minehunters formally ended as Britain handed over responsibility for the group – which roams from the Pillars of Hercules to eastern shore of the Black Sea – to the German Navy. Temperatures reached 35˚C on the forecastle of the Devonport-based ship as NATO’s Maritime Commander Vice Admiral…

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ITS Alghero Deploys for SNMCMG2

Starting March 5, La Spezia will reach the other Naval Units in the waters in front of the Peloponnese The Italian Navy minehunter took off on March 5th from La Spezia to rejoin the units of NATO’s Second Countermeasure Group, deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. In the coming days, the ship will reach the waters in front of the Peloponnese, in Greece, to participate in the activities of the Standing NATO Mine Countemeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), the NATO integrated multinational maritime force that works to ensure the protection of maritime…

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