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  • .@HMS_Spey outbound from Plymouth this afternoon for another week of Operational Sea Training @FOST @RFAWaveKnight at Buoy inside the breakwater. via @Rockhoppas
  • .@RFATiderace heading down the Firth of Clyde this morning. via @wolfie250
  • New photo essay: Taking shape – forward section of first Type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow rolled out of build hall
  • USS San Antonio arrives in Plymouth this morning. Part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) carrying 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) - joining USS Carter Hall already in Devonport. Photos: @RfaNostalgia @Rockhoppas @will_summers14 @defenceimagesuk
  • .@thetimes reports a Type 45 Destroyer and a Type 23 Frigate will detach from the Carrier Strike Group in May and pass through the Bosphorus and into the Black Sea. Tensions continue to rise between Ukraine and Russia.
  • .@RFAFortVictoria alongside at Crombie Jetty in the Firth of Forth yesterday. Loading munitions and stores ahead of participation in via @jimdroneson
  • USNS Supply heading down the Clyde after taking on fuel at Loch Striven Jetty. Part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) visiting the UK at present. Via @daveswanpics
  • View from bridge of @HMSScottRN at anchor in Falmouth Bay this afternoon.
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#HMSSpey outbound from Plymouth this afternoon for another week of Fleet Operational Sea Training. 
#RFAWaveKnight at Buoy inside the breakwater.
#OPV #RoyalNavy #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Tanker #PlymouthSound
via: Kevin Kelway
New photo essay on our website:
Taking shape – forward section of first Type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow rolled out of build hall
Photo: #BAESystems
#Type26Frigate #RoyalNavy #FutureNavy #Rollout #Shipbuilding #Glasgow #Govan  #UKIndustry #BestofBritish #BowMountedSonar #Bow #AnchorRecess #Steelwork #MadeinScotland
#RFATiderace heading down the Firth of Clyde this morning.
#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Clyde #FirthofClyde #Tanker 
via @wolfie505
🇺🇸USS San Antonio arrives in Plymouth this morning.
Part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) carrying 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) - joining USS Carter Hall already in Devonport.
#USSSanAntonio #USNavy #USMarineCorps #ARG #AmphibiousWarfare #AssaultShip #LPD #PlymouthSound #Plymouth #Devonport 
via Kevin Kelway
#RFAFortVictoria alongside at Crombie Jetty in the Firth of Forth yesterday. Loading munitions and stores ahead of participation in #CSG21 
#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Crombie #FirthofForth #Scotland #RiverForth #Munitions 
via @JimDronesOn
View from the bridge of #HMSScott at anchor in Falmouth Bay this afternoon.
#RoyalNavy #FalmouthBay #SurveyShip #OceanSurveyVessel #Hydrography #Merchantships #AtAnchor #Horizon
We salute you HRH #PrincePhilip, the Duke of Edinburgh 
10 June 1921 - 09 April 2021
Born in Greece. Made in the Royal Navy.
#RIP #PrincePhilipfuneral #RoyalNavy
Assault ship 🇺🇸USS Carter Hall arrives in Plymouth this morning.
Part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) carrying 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). USS San Antonio due in Plymouth tomorrow.
#USNavy #USSCarterHall #PlymouthSound #AssaultShip #LPD #LSD
via: Kevin Kelway
Roll out #timelapse video 
Forward section #HMSGlasgow #Type26Frigate #RoyalNavy 
Via: George Allison
#HMSDefender follows HMS Diamond into Portsmouth this morning.
#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth
Via Amy Savage
Forward section of first Type 26 Frigate, HMS Glasgow rolled out of the Ship Block Outfit Hall at Govan, Glasgow this morning.
The Aft section (just visible under the sealed scafolding on the right) is due to out in a few weeks - the two sections will be joined on the hardstanding before she is floated off and towed down river to the Scotstoun yard for fitting out. 
Due to be handed over to RN in 2025 and fully operational in 2027.
(A hull section of HMS Cardiff in foreground on the left)
Via George Allison
#Type26Frigate #RoyalNavy #FutureNavy  #Rollout #Shipbuilding #Glasgow #Govan #BAESystems #UKIndustry #BestofBritish #MadeinScotland
#HMSDiamond arrives in sunny Portsmouth this morning after further training and work up for #CGS21
#RoyalNavy #Type45Destroyer #Portsmouth
Via: PortsmouthProud