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This site was originally established in 2007 as Save The Royal Navy – an online campaign to promote the RN. In 2021 we re-branded as Navy Lookout with a simpler focus on news and analysis.

We are an independent voice run by informed and interested civilians with contributors and supporters which include ex-forces personnel and academics. We have no direct links with the Ministry of Defence, or formal endorsement by the Royal Navy, neither are we aligned to any political organisation.

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🇫🇷FS Somme conducting heavy jackstay transfer with #HMSKent 
#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #MarineNationale #ReplenishmentAtSea #HeavyJackstayTransfer #SNMG2 #NATO #NavalLogistics
#HMSDefender and 🇳🇱#HNLMSEvertsen 
Currently both alongside in 🇹🇷Istanbul. 
Will head into the Black Sea soon. 
#CSG21 #Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Istanbull #Turkey #PortVisit
Photo: Tuncer Bahçivan
#HMSTamar #HMSTyne and #HMSExample in St Ives Bay providing security for the #G7Summit - overflown by the Red Arrows this evening.
Photo from #HMSRanger
#RoyalNavy #OPV #PatrolVessel #P2000 #RedArrows #StIvesBay #Cornwall
New article on our website: #LinkInBio
Portrait of an active fleet – the Royal Navy in the last two weeks
#RoyalNavy #CSG21 #UKResponseGroup #G7Cornwall #PWLSatSea
#RFACardiganBay alongside in #Gibraltar, dressed overall for the #QueensBirthday today.
#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #DressedOverall
via @daviation_photography
#RFAWaveKnight has arrived in St Vincent and is offloading humanitarian aid to help the island of St Vincent after the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in April.
#StVincent #HumanitarianAid #Caribbean #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #LaSoufrièrevolcano
#sunset FOD Plod #HMSPrinceofWales
Checking the flight deck for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is important for keeping people & planes safe.
#RoyalNavy #AircraftCarrier #FlightDeck #PWLSatSea
We found a few thousand extra flying hours down the back of the sofa...
MoD has extended the Out of Service date of the RN Merlin helicopter fleet by 10 years.
Mk2s were due to retire in 2029 and Mk4s in 2030, but will now soldier on until 2040. No great shock as lack of cash leaves little alternative.
#RoyalNavy #MerlinHelicopter #FleetAirArm #FlyingFrigate.
#HMSDragon completes a week of trials with Wildcat helicopter and new weapons.
The temporary mast on the foredeck is a sensitive anemometer for measuring wind over the ship. 
#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Wildcat #MarlteMissile #SeaVenomMissile #MaritimeStrike
Vanguard class submarine inbound on the Clyde this morning.
#SSBN #Clyde #NuclearDetterent #VanguardClass #RoyalNavy #BallisticMissileSubmarine
Via @she_lilly
HMS Artful sails from #Gibraltar this morning.
#SSN #RoyalNavy #Submarine #Mediterranean 
Via @moshianahory
#HMSKent conducts Replenishment at Sea with 🇫🇷FS Somme while on patrols of the Mediterranean with #SNMG2 
#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #NATO #Mediterranean #CSG21 #ReplenishmentAtSea #MarineNationale