Royal Navy Bids Farewell to HMS Echo

Survey ship HMS Echo’s 20-year Royal Navy career formally ended today at a decommissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The ship was the first of two Echo-class survey ships – alongside HMS Enterprise, which is still in service – designed for hydrographic and oceanographic operations across the world. The 5,000-tonne ship was commissioned in Portsmouth but was based at Devonport…

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HMS Dasher and Pursuer Complete Gibraltar Mission

Homeward bound to join the rest of the Coastal Forces Squadron are HMS Dasher and Pursuer, their duties as guardians of the Rock complete. The two P2000 patrol boats were shepherded out of Gib by their successors Cutlass and Dagger which are now responsible for protecting British Gibraltar Territorial Waters at the core of the RN Gibraltar Squadron. Dasher and…

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