HMS Portland Returns to Fleet After Extensive Refit

HMS Portland hosted a ceremony at Devonport today to mark her return to the Royal Navy fleet after an extensive refurbishment and upgrade. The Type 23’s overhaul was completed by Babcock International at the dockyard and now the warship looks toward front-line operations once more. Commander Surface Flotilla, Commodore Tim Neild said: “It is really great to be with you…

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HMNZS Te Kaha Returns to New Zealand After Modernization in Canada

December 20 2020 – Lockheed Martin Canada congratulates the Royal New Zealand Navy on the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Devonport, New Zealand, following modernization upgrades at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia. As the prime systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada was responsible for integrating the upgraded systems on two ANZAC Class Frigates. HMNZS Te Kaha was equipped with…

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Albion Returns from Mediterranean

December 4, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion today returned from her three-month experimental autumn deployment to the Mediterranean. The assault ship sailed back home to Devonport having led Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) (LRG(X)) on a series of exercises which will help shape the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of tomorrow. Working together with HMS Dragon and RFA Lyme Bay,…

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HNLMS Johan de Witt Embarks Three NH90s for FOST

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Starting this week, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will practice for the first time with 3 NH90s simultaneously on board an amphibious transport ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. HNLMS Johan de Witt and the maritime combat helicopters participate in the Fleet Operational Sea Training, in which they practice various aspects of warfare. The…

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Ambitious Cold War Museum Plan Unveiled for Plymouth

September 11, 2020 – An ambitious ten-year plan has been launched to create a Cold War naval museum in Plymouth with the hunter-killer submarine HMS Courageous at its heart. The Cold War Maritime Heritage Museum aims to give voice not just to the Silent Service, but also the surface fleet, RAF Maritime Patrol Aircraft and other units and formations who…

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