HMS Forth Shadows Russian Corvette

August 7, 2019 – Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Forth is today monitoring the progress of a Russian vessel through the English Channel and Dover Strait. HMS Forth had just returned to UK waters from her first foreign port visit when she was called upon to shadow the Russian corvette Vasily Bykov. Forth had departed Gibraltar on July 31, before heading north at speed and conducting heavy weather trials before a quick logistics stop in Devonport. She then sailed and positioned herself ready to meet the Vasili Bykov as the…

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Review of Operation Historical Ordnance Disposal by the NATO Mine Warfare Group (SNMCMG1) in the English Channel-North Sea

Google Translation Review of Operation Historical Ordnance Disposal by the NATO Mine Warfare Group (SNMCMG1) in the English Channel-North Sea From 20 October to 7 November 2017 , an international mine warfare operation, organized as part of the Historical Ordnance Disposal (HOD) mission, was scheduled in the Channel-North Sea. Assured by NATO warships belonging to the Standing Nato Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) and placed under the command of the Latvian commander, Gvido Laudups, commander of the force from the minesweeper LVNS Virsaitis (Latvia), the group , representing 4…

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