Royal Navy Minehunters at Trident Juncture 2018

November 2, 2018 – Royal Navy minehunters have entered the Norwegian Fjords to bring their expertise to the sizable NATO exercise in the region. HMS Cattistock, HMS Hurworth, HMS Grimsby and HMS Ramsey recently navigated across the North Sea and have now arrived in the town of Molde, Norway, to throw their weight behind Exercise Trident Juncture. multinational operation – the largest NATO exercise in 30 years – is heating up in the waters of the icy north and now the four British warships have begun mine clearance missions. “This…

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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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HMS Hurworth Shadows Second Russian Ship Through English Channel

August 30, 2018 – HMS Hurworth has continued maritime security operations in UK waters by shadowing a second Russian vessel through the English Channel in less than a week. The Portsmouth-based minehunter monitored the Russian intelligence gathering ship Yuri Ivanov as it passed through the UK area of interest. HMS Hurworth conducted the task only days after shadowing another Russian warship, the frigate Admiral Makarov, as it deployed through the English Channel to the Mediterranean. The transit comes at a time of increased activity with Royal Navy warships HMS Diamond,…

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Royal Navy Forced to Shadow Russian Frigate with a Minehunter

Under the ever-watchful eyes of the Royal Navy, employing a minehunter as no frigates of destroyers were available, this is one of the Russia’s newest warships sailing through the Channel. Frigate Admiral Makarov became the latest vessel to be closely monitored by British forces passing through the Channel this summer. The 4,000-tonne Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate only joined the Russian Fleet at the end of last year. Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Hurworth and a Wildcat HMA2 helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron based at Yeovilton have both been sent out to monitor…

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