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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.

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First RN recruits begin initial training at #HMSCollingwood Surge in recruitment has seen ratings new entry training expanded beyond #HMSRaleigh to Britannia Royal Naval College and HMS Collingwood. #RoyalNavy #NewRecruits #Sailors #Training #NavalTraining
#HMSLedbury at anchor in Plymouth Sound this morning. Conducting diving operations in foul weather. #MCMV #MineHunter #PlymouthSound #RoyalNavy #NavalDivers #DiveNavy #AtAnchor Via @defenceimagesuk
Unsurprisingly 🇳🇴 Norway has decided to scrap HNoMS Helge Ingstad. (Damaged and subsequently sunk in collision with oil tanker in November 2018. ) Sold to Norwegian company for security reasons - scrap metal value $7M #NorwegianNavy #HelgeIngstad #NavalAccident #Scrap #ShipRecycling #Accident #DisasteratSea
#HMSProtector heading down the river #Tees on completion of refit. #RoyalNavy #AntarcticPatrolShip #FlightDeck #Middlesborough
#HMSProtector finally sailed from #Teesside at end of last week on completion of major modernisation, structural work and refurbishment at UK Docks Ltd. 3 months late due to #COVID19 and emerging engineering issues. Will return to #Antarctica in late 2021. #RoyalNavy #IcePatrolShip #AntarcticPatrolShip #Refit #Shipmaintenance #UKDocks
🇳🇴 Norwegian frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup sails from Devonport today. #Norway #NorwegianNavy #OttoSverdrup #Plymouth #FOST #Frigate #PlymouthSound #NATO Via @defenceimagesuk
New article on our website: #LinkInBio Putting the ‘strike’ in UK carrier strike – the SPEAR 3 stand-off weapon. #F35 #SPEAR #Missile #AirWeapons #CarrierStrike #AircraftCarriers #LightningII #RAF #FleetAirArm #RoyalNavy #StrikeFromtheSea
Landing on #RFATiderace at sunset. Note the flight deck visual landing aid system. #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #FlightDeck #NightLanding #Tanker #FleetAirArm #NavalAvaition #HelicopterOperations #Sunset via: @RoyalNavyCrewman
‪Merlin Mk2 arrives for Sunday Lunch on #RFATiderace at buoy in Plymouth Sound today. ‬ #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #tanker #merlinhelicopter #RoyalNavy #fleetairarm #decklanding #plymouthsound #britainsoceancity ‪Via: RFANostalgia ‬
#RoyalNavy Phalanx CIWS mounts under maintenance and in the workshops at Devonport Dockyard. #Phalanx #CIWS #CloseInWeaponSystem #Babcock #DevonportDockyard #WeaponRepair #WeaponMaintenance #Workshop #Dockyard #NavalWeapons
Ships make the world go… #MerchantShipping #MerchantShips #Ports #Logistics #TransportBySea #Imports #Exports #Sailors #Seamen #WorldTrade #GlobalEconomy #Mariners #SeaFarerers via: BIMCONews
A six-strong #RoyalNavy medical team has been mobilised to vaccinate NHS, key workers and over-80-year-olds in Bristol at Ashton Gate football ground. (Immunising about 800 people per day) #COVID19 #Vaccine #Immunisation #MedicalSupport #NavalMedics #LMA #Injections #Jabs #Bristol #AshtonGate #MedicalAssistant #Doctor