Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Groundbreaking for 19th Habitat for Humanity Build Project

March 1, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today hosted the groundbreaking for a new home that will be built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Adhering to COVID-19 protocols, a private gathering was held at the site of the 19th build project to be undertaken by Habitat and shipyard volunteers since the…

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Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria Part 1 – 1871 – 1911

The shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness was founded in 1871, and over the past 150 years it has produced some of the most significant marine vessels. However, in addition to all the sea-faring activities, Barrow also contributed to the world of ordnance and artillery and for the purposes of this website these activities are combined. 1876 – Barrow Shipbuilding Company    …

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ARA Granville Returns to Mal del Plata

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The corvette ARA “Granville”, dependent on the Maritime Patrol Division, arrived at the Mar del Plata Naval Base. The return was yesterday morning, after serving as Station Ship in Ushuaia; provide logistical support to other units; carry out beaconing tasks in the southern zone; and carry out control of maritime spaces in the Exclusive…

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Decision on Plymouth’s Cold War Museum in July

February 26, 2021 – Plymouth’s former naval base commander has begun a 16-week study to determine whether the city can host an ambitious Cold War museum. Commodore Ian Shipperley will report in July whether the likely multi-million pound project ­– which would feature veteran hunter-killer submarine HMS Courageous as its flagship exhibit – can both find the funding and, crucially,…

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FS Auvergne Deploys to Eastern Mediterranean

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The multimission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean from its departure from Toulon a few days ago. After having conducted exercises with the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM) deployed for the JEANNE D’ARC 21 mission, the frigate Auvergne operated in the central Mediterranean in associated support to Operation IRINI. Now…

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HMAS Sheean Tours Tasmania

February 26, 2021 – Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean will visit Beauty Point in northern Tasmania later this week, the first in a series of port visits to the state. Navy Commander of Submarines, Captain Doug Theobald CSC RAN, said the Collins Class submarine would visit four Tasmanian ports in coming months, including Hobart, Burnie and Devonport. “This is…

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Minehunters Flex Muscles During Exercise

February 25, 2021 – HMA Ships Gascoyne and Diamantina flexed their mine-hunting muscles this week during the first phase of their Fleet Certification Period in Jervis Bay. The Huon-class minehunters have been conducting mine-hunting and laying exercises, as well as putting their crews through their paces in engineering, damage control and ship handling exercises. Hosted annually, Fleet Certification Period is…

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BAE Systems Names Its Top Ship Repair Suppliers For 2020

February 24, 2021 – BAE Systems celebrated its best suppliers and subcontractors during its first ever ‘Partner2Win’ Supplier awards for its Ship Repair business. In a ceremony held virtually on February 23, BAE Systems Ship Repair recognized 112 suppliers that achieved outstanding results last year in key areas including overcoming COVID-19 challenges, exceeding quality metrics, and achieving the best cost-reward…

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