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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HMS Diamond and Defender Complete Mammoth Mission

There was double delight for destroyers Defender and Diamond as the warships received a warm welcome from families after a landmark deployment. The two ships sailed into Portsmouth Naval Base 60 minutes apart ­– and a few hours ahead of the nation’s flagship, aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which they accompanied for most of the past seven months. The duo…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Returns to Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth returned home to Portsmouth today after her maiden operational deployment which took the nation’s flagship to the Indo-Pacific and back. On a landmark seven-month mission – the most significant peacetime deployment by the Royal Navy in a generation – the aircraft carrier and her task group of eight supporting ships, a submarine, five air squadrons and more…

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USCGC Spencer Returns from Deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home after a 33-day patrol. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to its homeport of Portsmouth, Va., Nov. 10. During the patrol, the crew conducted operations south of Key West, Fla., supporting efforts to deter illegal immigration and conduct safety-of-life at sea operations. Shifting gears halfway through the patrol, Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew exercised their…

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USS Toledo OCC Improves Mission and Support

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) USS Toledo (SSN 769) project recently stood up its Operations Control Center, or OCC, to support nonstop execution of work on the deckplate. One of the Naval Sustainment Systems-Shipyard (NSS-SY) initiatives for driving positive change at America’s Shipyard, the team has hit the ground running to support the workforce, contractors, and Sailors working around the clock…

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USCGC Legare Returns to Portsmouth from 61 Day Drug Patrol

USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) returned home October 21st after an eight-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Coast Guard 11th District. The crew patrolled over 12,650 nautical miles through the heart of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Campaign Martillo working in conjunction with Customs and Border Protection, the…

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Victorian Coin Found on HMS Victory After 127 Years

A coin placed under the mast of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and discovered in perfect condition 127 years later goes on show today as part of Trafalgar Day commemorations. The farthing – worth ¼ pence when issued in 1894 under the reign of Queen Victoria – was uncovered in the base plate of the 32-metre, 26-tonne mast section which was…

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USCCC Northland Returns From Eastern Pacific Patrol

USCGC Northland (WMEC 904) returned to Portsmouth Monday, following an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the Coast Guard Eleventh District and Joint Interagency Task Force South. The Northland’s crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific performing counter-drug operations with the support of an aviation detachment from the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron flying an MH-65…

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