UK Joins New Task Force Protecting Red Sea Shipping

Royal Navy ships and personnel have joined a new international task force to safeguard ships passing through one of the world’s most dangerous choke points. Frigate HMS Montrose and support ship RFA Lyme Bay joined the US-led Combined Task Force 153 for a demonstration of naval might and unity in the Red Sea. The task force is the fourth international…

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HMS Montrose Takes Part in Exercise Khunjar Hadd

The dagger was unsheathed once again in the Middle East as Royal Navy warships joined Omani hosts for their largest naval exercise. Khunjar Hadd – which translates as Sharp Dagger – is a regular fixture on the Middle East naval calendar. The 2022 version of the exercise, planned and led by the Royal Navy of Oman, was the 27th iteration.…

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HMS Spey Finds Charted Position of Island Was Incorrect

Sailors on a Royal Navy warship have proved a remote Pacific island has been in the ‘wrong place’ for 85 years. Henderson Island in the South Pacific is one mile south of the position marked on charts used by mariners the world over since 1937. On the eve of British Science Week, patrol ship HMS Spey confirmed the error as…

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Montrose Replaces Artisan Radar Antenna in Bahrain

Engineers supporting Royal Navy operations in the Gulf completed a first – replacing HMS Montrose’s principal radar in theatre, without sending her 7,500 miles home to Plymouth. Artisan – Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation is the principal medium-range eyes of the Fleet, fitted to all frigates and capital ships. It can see targets up to 200 kilometers…

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Duqm Naval Dockyard Performs Engine Change for HMS Montrose

Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND), the Joint Venture between Babcock International and ASYAD Drydock (Oman Drydock Company), has completed a first of its kind double engine replacement for the Royal Navy in the Middle East. Undertaken at Asyad dry dock facility at Duqm, in Oman, this complex operation to replace the Forward Auxiliary Machinery Room generators was a package of more…

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