Sixth and Seventh British Type 26 to be HMS Sheffield and HMS Newcastle

November 22, 2018 – Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has today announced the name of a future world-beating British warship as HMS Sheffield. Built on centuries of history, the state-of-the-art submarine hunter will be the fourth ship to carry the name, and will be Britain’s fifth state-of-the-art Type 26 frigate. The Defence Minister announced the news at Chesterfield Special Cylinders in Sheffield, a key supplier to the multi-billion-pound Type 26 program. The company makes high pressure gas storage systems for the ships. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said, “HMS Sheffield will be…

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HMS Enterprise scans HMS Coventry in stunning detail

Lying with her port side buried in the sea bed, this is the outline of HMS Coventry, one of three Falklands wrecks surveyed in stunning detail by HMS Enterprise to mark the 35th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict. [smartslider3 slider=40] The separated remains of HMS Antelope, which lie at a 45-degree angle on the bottom of San Carlos Water, and her sister HMS Ardent, which sank in nearby Grantham Sound after being hit by a succession of bombs, were also scanned by Enterprise and her hi-tech survey launch Spitfire.…

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