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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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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