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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Turkish Navy Exercises With Russian Black Sea Fleet

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – The ships of the Black Sea Fleet escorted the ships of the Naval Forces of Turkey to the open sea and conducted joint exercises with them. From March 06 to March 8, Turkish sailors were in the port of Novorossiysk with a business call. During the exercise, the crews of the two ships of the Novorossiysk military base of the Black Sea Fleet, the patrol ship Vasily Bykov and the sea minesweeper Valentin Pikul, conducted a joint Turkish-Russian exercise PASSEX with the crews of…

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