Kier BAM JV Joins Devonport Royal Dockyard 10 Dock Refurbishment

Kier BAM Joint Venture (KBJV) has been appointed by Babcock International Group to support in the delivery of a refurbishment project at Devonport’s 10 Dock facility in Plymouth, Devon. The appointment follows a previous announcement by Babcock of a series of major infrastructure projects at Devonport where over the next 10 years state of-the-art facilities will be developed to meet…

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HMNZS Te Mana Home After Modernization in Canada

After over three years away in Canada undergoing an extensive systems upgrade, the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana and her 170-strong crew sailed into the Devonport today with Minister of Defence Peeni Henare on board for its ceremonial homecoming. “The Government is committed to ensuring that the New Zealand Defence Force have the assets and equipment they…

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HMS Talent and Trenchant Decommissioned

As the Royal Navy’s new Astute class sails on operations around the globe, submarines HMS Talent and Trenchant were decommissioned at Devonport Naval Base today. Crews from both nuclear-powered attack boats paraded in Plymouth for the final time in front of HRH The Princess Royal – HMS Talent’s patron – as well as high-profile guests and former commanding officers. Trenchant’s…

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HMS Albion Ready for a Demanding 2022

Crew of the nation’s amphibious flagship proved themselves ‘masters of disaster’ after a wide-ranging weekend workout. Assault ship HMS Albion joined forces with her Dutch counterpart HNLMS Karel Doorman to hone their skills in two key tasks: delivering humanitarian aid and support and a large-scale civilian evacuation. Victorian forts outside Torpoint – Tregantle and Scraesdon – sprang back to life…

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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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