HMS Ramsey and Blyth Decommissioned Before Transfer to Ukraine

Fifteen years after they formed the vanguard of the Royal Navy’s minehunting mission in the Gulf, Her Majesty’s Ships Ramsey and Blyth today passed into history. The two sister ships were decommissioned August 4th in Rosyth during a poignant service marking their long service around the globe. Both Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessels have served extensively during careers spanning 21 years…

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Babcock Orders Three PEMA Shipbuilding Automation Lines

December 12, 2020 – Babcock International Group, the Aerospace and Defence company, has placed an order for an extensive set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines; PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line. Each PEMA production line is…

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Type 31 ‘Frigate Factory’ Unveiled in Rosyth

Work has begun on a huge hall for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 31 frigates – to build two ships side-by-side. Standing at 147 metres long, the hall at Rosyth includes 30-metre high ‘megadoors’ and will be able to accommodate two of the 138.7-metre vessels being assembled at the same time side by side. Babcock awarded a £31.5m contract to…

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