Legare Has A Busy Eastern Pacific, Caribbean Patrol

USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) returned home in April after a 12-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Legare crew patrolled over 19,500 miles throughout the heart of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Campaign Martillo, working in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and other partner nation…

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Falklands Tug Honored with Repair Barge in Portsmouth

Falklands veterans spoke of their pride that an unsung workhorse of the 1982 conflict was formally honored in Portsmouth. Ocean-going tug RMAS Typhoon – crewed by a mix of civilians and Royal Navy personnel – performed numerous duties in the South Atlantic, from towing damaged/broken down vessels, to ferrying supplies and personnel around the task force. To mark the 40th…

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USCGC Harriet Lane Returns to Portsmouth From Patrol

USCGC Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) returned to homeport in Portsmouth April 4th following a 50-day patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean. While on patrol, the Harriet Lane crew navigated over 6,559 miles along the southeastern coast of the United States, extending as far south as the northern coast of Cuba and east to The Bahamas, performing migrant interdiction and search…

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First Underway for HMS Queen Elizabeth Since Deployment

HMS Queen Elizabeth has departed Portsmouth March 9th for the first time since her global operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific and back. The nation’s flagship has been alongside since December for essential maintenance following her seven-month mission, but now returns to sea to carry out vital training and exercises to keep her ready for operations. Captain Ian Feasey Royal Navy,…

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HMS Prince of Wales to Lead NATO Task Force in the Arctic

The UK’s largest warship has left Portsmouth to lead a NATO task force to the Arctic for the biggest exercises in Norway for 30 years. Aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales deploys in her role as NATO’s command ship to Exercise Cold Response, the large-scale Norwegian-led exercises which will see 35,000 troops from 28 nations operate together in the harshest…

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University of Southampton Engineers Helping HMS Victory

Boffins are looking for the best paint, glues and fastenings to keep Nelson’s flagship weatherproof and watertight for the next half century. Engineers from the University of Southampton are working with HMS Victory’s conservators ahead of the next phase of a £35m revamp of the legendary warship: replacing rotting planks, repairing the structure of the hull and renewing the rigging.…

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New Barge Will Keep Royal Navy Ships Ready for Action

A strange green four-legged ‘monster’ has arrived in Portsmouth Naval Base to keep warships primed for front-line operations. The £15m ‘jack up barge’ – named Typhoon 3000 by base staff – will revolutionize the way the city’s extensive flotilla of ships, from mighty Queen Elizabeth-class carriers to River-class patrol vessels are maintained. The specialist vessel – made by Dutch company…

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HMS Victory Marks 100 Years in Drydock

From The National Museum of the Royal Navy One hundred years ago today, on January 12 1922, the world was watching Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s celebrated survivor from the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS Victory was towed from her berth in Portsmouth Harbour and secured into the dry dock. Dry dock 2 is a scheduled ancient monument and is itself 220 years…

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