HMS Pembroke Back in Action After Fife Refit

October 30, 2019 – HMS Pembroke is back with the Royal Navy ahead of schedule and ready for action after a successful 42-week, £8 million refit at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The work was carried out on the Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) by about 50 Babcock International employees plus specialist sub-contractors. The Rosyth team upgraded the ship’s sonar…

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First aircraft lands on HMS Prince of Wales

September 23, 2019 – The first aircraft today touched down on the deck of HMS Prince of Wales off the Scottish coast. Not 24 hours after the second of the UK’s new aircraft carriers sailed into open waters for the first time, a Merlin helicopter was guided safely into land on the expansive deck. For the first time in 50…

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Britain’s Second Carrier Sets Sail for Sea Trials

September 19, 2019 – Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has sailed from Rosyth Dockyard for the first time. Eight years after her first steel was cut, the 65,000 tonne warship will head under the iconic Forth Bridges later this week to begin her initial sea trials. Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “Prince of Wales’ departure from Rosyth…

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HMS Prince of Wales prepares to embark on maiden voyage

September 19, 2019 – HMS Prince of Wales, the UK’s newest aircraft carrier, is expected to embark on her maiden voyage in the coming days. Cammell Laird is proud to have played a key role in the construction of this magnificent vessel – one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK. Following Cammell Laird’s successful completion…

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HMS Penzance Completes Refit at Rosyth

March 13, 2019 – We have successfully completed the refit of HMS Penzance minehunter vessel at our Rosyth site. HMS Penzance – one of the Royal Navy’s Sandown class minehunters – underwent a 10 month docking period at Rosyth. The refit included the replacement of both main engines, multiple Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) repairs and Addition and Alteration (A&A) packages.…

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Scottish yard awarded HMS Queen Elizabeth contract

January 9, 2019 – Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. A Scottish dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The £5 million contract,…

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