Overnight 🇺🇦Ukraine launched major attacks on 🇷🇺Russian Black Sea naval bases at Sevastopol and Novorossiysk.

Russia claims to have destroyed 33 UAVs and 10 USVs.

Video shows one-way attack USV being destroyed in Sevastopol roadstead.

#UkraineWar #Sevastopol #BlackSea #NavalWarfare #attackdrone #USV
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RFAs in the wet basin at #cammelllaird shipyard.
 
#RFATideforce (right)) out of drydock after full underwater hull blast and paint programme & 5 yr hull survey. Main engines serviced and main generator overhauled. Port CPP hub was also removed for overhaul.

#RFAProteus back in the yard for 3rd time for (unplanned?) repairs.

#RFAFortVictoria undergoing overhaul of her starboard main engine and RAS equipment removed for overhaul at 
Kongsberg Maritime.

#RFATidrace (left) now moved to Seaforth Dock joining RFA Wave Ruler in long term lay up.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Birkenhead #Shipyard #Merseyside #ShipRepair
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Artisan Type 997 radar mounting being re-installed on #HMSPrinceOfWales yesterday.

Via @portsmouthshipping 

#AircraftCarrier #Portsmouth #RoyalNavy
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Cdr Richard Turrell (left) hands over command of #1700NAS to Lt Cdr Barry Smith at #RNASCuldrose

1700 NAS provides Engineering, Aviation and Logistical support to ships of the fleet. 

#FleetAirArm #ChangeofCommand #RoyalNavy
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#babcockinternationalgroup report operating profit of £237.8m on £4.4Bn revenues for 2023-24. 

The Type 31 Project has recorded a £90M loss to be spread over the life of the programme - mainly due to inflation and higher labour costs. 

Dispute Resolution Process with MoD has been settled, enabling the restructuring of the programme to drive efficiency and to protect the in-service date.

#Type31Frigate #Shipbuilding #RoyalNavy
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Houthis targeted at least two ships in the Red Sea with one-way attack USVs on 15th July. 

Video released of strike on tanker MV Chios Lion believed to be carrying sanctioned Russian oil to Asia. 

No crew injured but the ship is now leaking a 200km-long oil slick.

#RedSea #MerchantShipping #HouthiRebels #USV #AttackDrone
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#HMSQueenElizabeth set to leave Rosyth sometime between 19th - 24th July (subject to weather and tidal windows) following completion of work to replace both propellor shafts.

#AircraftCarrier #RoyalNavy #Rosyth #ShipRepair #DryDock
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George Robertson, a former defence secretary and NATO secretary general has been appointed by @johnhealeymp to lead the defence review that will conclude in the first half of next year.

#DefenceReview
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After visiting HMNB Clyde and 
Sheffield Forgemasters, Defence Secretary @johnhealeymp presented 🇦🇺Australian Deputy Prime Minister 
richard.marles with SSN-AUKUS model 

#AUKUS #SSN #Submarine #RoyalNavy #RoyalAustralianNavy
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MV Eddystone inbound to #Gibraltar this morning

#RoRo #StrategicSeaLift #MilitaryLogistics 

Via @gibraltar_airport_spotter
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The MoD has awarded an £18 million contract to @forumenergytech (FET) for the provision of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), plus in-service spares and support.

Pictured: FET XLX-C ROV on the deck of 
#RFAProteus May 2024.

#ROV #SeabedWarfare #ARoyalNavy #RoyalFleetAuxiliary
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Cdr Chris Jones (left) hands over command of 824 NAS (Merlin Mk2 training Squadron) to Cdr Alex Kelley 
at #RNASCuldrose

#ChangeofCommand #RoyalNavy #824NAS #FleetAirArm
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#HMSScott passing #PlymouthBreakwater inbound to Devonport this morning.

#RoyalNavy #PlymouthSound #OceanSurveyVessel 

Via 
@RfaNostalgia
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New article on our website #LinkInBio

NavyX – introducing new technology to the Royal Navy fleet

#NavyX #RoyalNavy #FutureNavy #NavalTechnology #uncrewedsurfacevessel #maritimeautonomy #maritimeautonomoussystems
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Vanguard class submarine outbound on the Clyde this evening with 🐬dolphin escort.

#SSBN #VanguardClass #Submarine #nucleardeterrent #Dolphin #Clyde 

Via @michaelcuthbertphotography
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#HMSMersey inbound to Devonport today after completion of 8 month upkeep period in Falmouth - looking immaculate in new Western Approaches paint scheme.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #PlymouthSound 

Via @westward01
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🇳🇴HNoMS Maud outbound from Plymouth yesterday - conducting #FOST serials.

#navalauxiliary #forsvaretnorge #PlymouthSound #MewStone 

Via @tomleachphotography
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#HMSMersey at anchor in Cawsand Bay this morning at Sunrise.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #Sunrise #goldenhourphotography #PlymouthSound #CawsandBay

Via @tomleachphotography
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The big stick is back...

The 🇺🇸USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group has arrived in the Middle East region to protect merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.

(Library photo)

#AircraftCarrier #HouthiRebels #RedSea #GulfofAden #CarrierStrikeGroup #aircraftcarrier #usstheodoreroosevelt
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PUMA reconnaissance UAS launched from P2000 patrol boat #HMSBlazer participating in Project Acheron in the Bristol Channel with #HMSSmiter 

Showcasing how autonomous assets can be integrated into Maritime operations.

#UAS #ISR #HandLaunch #BristolChannel #P2000 #RoyalNavy
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#RFAArgus alongside in 🇦🇺Darwin Australia at the weekend ahead of Exercise #PredatorsRun 2024.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Australia #LittoralResponseGroup #commandohelicopterforce #MerlinMk4 #merlinhelicopter #845NAS
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🇺🇦Ukrainian minehunters UNS Cherkasy and UNS Chernihiv return to their temporary home in Portsmouth this morning following exercises off Scotland.

#UkraineNavy #Portsmouth 

Via: PortsmouthProud
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#RFATideforce moved from dry dock to the wet basin at #CammellLaird 

A few more weeks to conclude the refit before returning to operations.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Merseyside #birkenhead
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US, Canada and Finland have agreed to a new Icebreaker Collaboration Effort or “ICE Pact” 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇫🇮

A fleet of new icebreakers are needed to counter Russian and Chinese attempts to dominate the Arctic.

#Icebreaker #HighNorth #Arctic
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Rapid progress on the construction of the #BAESystems shipbuilding hall at Govan in Glasgow.

#Clyde #Glasgow #Shipbuilding #type26frigate #HMSCardiff

Via @georgerobertallison
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#HMSIronDuke inbound to Portsmouth this afternoon.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth 

Via: PortsmouthProud
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#HMSDiamond alongside on Victory Jetty, Portsmouth following return from Red Sea on Saturday.

Ship's company (except duty watch) on well-deserved leave.

#Type45Destroyer #Portsmouth 

Photo: @jcmaritime_photos
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The #boeingdefense ORCA is the 🇺🇸US Navy's first XLUUV.

The payload bay has a capacity of 2,456 cubic feet and can carry 48 small diameter UUVs or 115 UAVs. 

#XLUUV #Submersible #USNavy #underwaterbattle
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🇺🇸USS Dwight D Eisenhower, USS Philippine Sea, USS Mason and USS Gravely return home to Norfolk this weekend after ops in the Middle East Nov 2023 - Jun 2024. (Despite being 'sunk' by the Houthis at least 3 times 🙂)

While in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, the IKECSG escorted 28 vessels, expended more than 80 air-to-air missiles and 350 air-to-surface weapons, launched more than 120 standard missiles and 100 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. 

Her aircraft flew more than 13,800 sorties, accumulated more than 31,000 flight hours, and completed over 10,000 aircraft launches and recoveries.

A staggering achievement by the sailors and aviators.

#USNavy #Homecoming #ikecsg #RedSea #GulfofAden #HouthiRebels #protectionoftrade
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#HMSDuncan alongside in 🇮🇹Catania, Sicily.

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #sicily #mediterranean
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Greek Frigate 🇬🇷HS Psara shot down two Houthi one-way attack UAS. Most likely one downed down with 127mm Mk 45 gun, other by electronic jamming using newly fitted counter-UAS system.

🇳🇱HNLMS Karel Doorman made the initial detection of the attack while both ships were escorting merchant ships in the Red Sea. 
Via @kon_marine 

#EUNAVFORASPIDES #RedSea #ShootDown #HellenicNavy #attackdrone #NavalWarfare #protectionoftrade
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#HMSIronDuke outbound from Faslane this afternoon.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Clyde 

Via @michaelcuthbertphotography
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#HMSKent brought into number 7 dry dock at the Devonport Frigate Support Centre.

She will undergo upkeep period and receive the Power Generation and Machinery Upgrade (PGMU). 

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #devonportdockyard #frigatesupportcentre #DryDock

Via @babcockinternationalgroup
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#HMSScott outbound from Plymouth yesterday in gloomy conditions.

#RoyalNavy #OceanSurveyVessel #PlymouthSound #PlymouthBreakwater

Via @rfanostalgia
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#RFAMountsBay alongside in 🇩🇪Kiel naval base.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Germany 

Via @frank_behling
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🇮🇷Iranian frigate IRIS Sahand capsized in the Port of Bandar Abbass - officials say caused by accidental flooding.

The Iranian navy is mainly a danger to itself...

Frigate IRIS Talayieh, rolled over in a dry dock in Bandar Abbas, Dec 2021.

Naval Auxiliary tanker IRIS Kharg, caught fire and sank in Gulf of Oman, Jun 2021.

Support ship Konarak hit by a 'friendly' missile fired by IRIS Jamarn killing 19 sailors, May 2020.

Frigate IRIS Damavand sank after running aground on Jan 2018.

#Iran #NavalAccident #bandarabbas
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New Defence Secretary @johnhealeymp visited 🇺🇦Odesa yesterday to mark Ukraine's Navy Day.

He also announced a new UK aid package of weapons and ammunition plus 50 small military boats to support river and coastal operations.

#Ukriane #ukrainenavyday #Odesa #slavaukrajine
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#HMSSPey recently visited 🇯🇵Okinawa and conducted a watch handover.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #okinawa #Japan #AsiaPacific
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#HMSTrent has arrived in the 🇰🇾Cayman Islands. Although #HurricaneBeryl did some damage the Islands were spared the worst effects.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #britishoverseasterritory #CaymanIslands 

Via: Cayman Islands Govenor
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Victory markings on #HMSDiamond bridge wing. 

9 x assorted UAS plus the addition of a mark denoting the destruction of an Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile on 24th April.

#Type45Destroyer #victorymark #RoyalNavy #Shootdown #RedSea #GulfofAden
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.@johnhealeymp appointed new Defence Secretary.

Best wishes grappling with a long list of serious problems.

#secretaryofstatefordefence #NewGovernment #ministryofdefence #NewJob
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#HMSDiamond is due to arrive in Portsmouth tomorrow afternoon. 

Passing Round Tower approx 1300.

Photo - dropping anchor in Plymouth Sound yesterday via @tomleachphotography 

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Homecoming
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🇫🇷FS Pluvier alongside in #Leith

#marinenationale #dronephotography 
#royalyachtbritannia 

Via @dave_cullen_photography
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Following operations in the Arctic, 
#HMSProtector has arrived in 🇨🇦Quebec City for The Rendezvous Naval de Québec (RVNQ).

She will be open to visitors - Friday 1300-1900, Saturday 1300-1700 and Sunday 1000-1600. 

#RoyalNavy #IcePatrolShip #quebecity #rvnq #shipopentovisitors
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New article on our website: #LinkInBio

A guide to the future 🇨🇦Canadian Surface Combatant – the River-class destroyers.

#royalcanadiannavy #canadiansurfacecombatant #hmcsfraser #type26frigate #riverclassdestroyer #ShipBuilding #FutureNavy #irvingshipyard #baesystems #lockheedmartin
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RRS Sir David Attenborough has arrived at Rosyth for planned maintenance period.

#Babcock #Rosyth #BritishAntarcticSurvey #ShipRepair #shipmaintenance
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#HMSDiamond back in home waters for the first time in 7 months following her epic deployment in the Red Sea. 

At anchor in Plymouth Sound for boat transfers this afternoon. 

Due to be welcomed home in Portsmouth on Saturday. 

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #PlymouthSound #BackHomeSoon #JobWellDone 

Photo: @westward01
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🇺🇸USS Tennessee outbound from Faslane this afternoon with close Royal Marine and MoD police escort.

#USNavy #SSBN #Clyde 

Via @she_lilly
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RN confirms #HMSTrent sailed from Puerto Rico yesterday to provide disaster relief assistance to the 🇰🇾Cayman Islands which are currently bracing for the impact of #hurricaneberyl with 120mph winds and storm surge.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #DisasterRelief #Caribbean #Hurricane 

(Library photo)
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#HMSTamar and 🇯🇵JS Noshiro seen from 🇦🇺HMAS Choules. 

HMS Tamar on route to the 🇹🇴Tongan International Fleet Review.
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Evidently not deployed to the Eastern Med. HMS Triumph returns to Devonport this afternoon after offloading Tomahawk missiles in #Gibraltar 

#SSN #RoyalNavy #PlymouthSound

Via @westward01
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#HMSTrent is the only RN or RFA vessel in (or near) to the #Caribbean region. Has modest disaster relief capability. Small, but well-trained crew. No embarked helicopter.

#HurricaneBeryl expected to bring life-threatening winds and storm surge to Commonwealth nation of 🇯🇲Jamaica and 🇰🇾Cayman Islands (British Overseas Territory) today and tomorrow.

#RoyalNavy #HADR #DisasterRelief
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Japanese frigate JS Noshiro conducted a trilateral exercise with 
#HMSTamar and HMAS Choules (Ex-RFA Largs Bay).

This is the first joint exercise between navies of 🇯🇵🇬🇧🇦🇺

#FreeandOpenPacific #JMSDF #RoyalNavy #royalaustraliannavy
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#rfastirlingcastle outbound from Devonport this morning.

Via @westward01 

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Mothership #PlymouthSound
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Always impressive... 🇨🇱Chilean cadet training ship CNS Esmeralda entering Portsmouth this morning 
@armada_chile 
 
#ChileanNavy #Tallship #sailtrainingship #cadettrainingship #Portsmouth

Via :PortsmouthProud
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🇺🇸Virginia class SSN, USS New Hampshire outbound from Faslane yesterday.

#USNavy #Submarine #SSN #Clyde

Via @she_lilly
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Swordfish at Plymouth
#armedforcesday2024 Air Display yesterday @navy_wings 

#stringbag #swordfishbiplane #RoyalNavy #worldwar2 #ddaystripes #Plymouth 

Via @tomleachphotography
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#HMSMedway towed into #Gibraltar this afternoon following a mechanical issue on post-refit trials. 

Passing HMS Triumph alongside on South Mole.

#RoyalNavy #OPV #SSN #Submarine #mediterranean 

Via @gibraltar_airport_spotter
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New article on our website #LinkInBio

The situation in the Middle East – a Royal Navy perspective

#RoyalNavy #MiddleEast #EasternMediterranean #RedSea #Geopolitics

#SSN #Gibraltar #TomahawkLandAttackMissile 
#HMSTriumph 

Photo: @williamjardimgibraltar
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🇺🇸US ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee inbound to Faslane today.

#USNavy #SSBN #tridentsubmarine #ballisticmissilesubmarine #firthofclyde 

Via @she_lilly
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#RFATidesurge sails this morning following unplanned overnight stop in Portsmouth.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary#Tanker #Portsmouth #Tug #Serco 

Via: PortsmouthProud
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🇵🇹NRP Francisco De Almeida heading out from Plymouth for #FOST Thursday war yesterday.

#marinhaportuguesa #PlymouthSound #OperationalSeaTraining

Via @tomleachphotography
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#HMSMedway sails this afternoon for second round of sea trials following her refit in #Gibraltar 

#OPV #RoyalNavy 

Via dparody
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Welcome home #HMSScott
 
Returning to home port of Devonport for the first time in almost 8 months this morning.

#RoyalNavy #Homecoming #PlymouthSound #OceanSurveyVessel 

Via @westward01
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#RoyalMarines and Swedish Coastal Rangers operated together in the Stockholm Archipelago, honing raiding tactics as part of #NATO #Baltops24 exercise.

#Sweden #CommandoForce #45cdo #fastcombatboat #cb90
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#HMSDiamond has arrived in 🇪🇸Palma, Mallorca.

This is to allow the ship's company some time to decompress/relax before returning to the UK, following intense deployment in the Red Sea.

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #mallorca
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#RFATidesurge alongside at Yonderberry Jetty, Torpoint this morning.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Tanker #oilandfuel #yonderberryjetty #Torpoint #Cornwall #RiverTamar 

Via :RFA Nostalgia
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XV Patrick Blackett outbound from #Portsmouth this morning at start of the Summer trials programme.

#experimentalvessel #RoyalNavy 

Via: PortsmouthProud
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🇷🇺Russian navy video showing Ka-27 (Helix) ASW helicopter from RFS Admiral Gorshkov using dipping sonar while on deployment in WesternAtlantic/Caribbean.

#RussianNavy #ASW #AntiSubmarineWarfare #DippingSonar #ka27helix
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🇪🇪ENS Ugandi heading down the Clyde this afternoon. Outbound from Glasgow to begin #NATO exercise #seabreeze2024 

#Minehunter #MCMV #Clyde 

Via @she_lilly
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#HMSKent cold moved into the basin at the Frigate Support Centre in Devonport to begin engine upgrade and upkeep period today.

(left) #HMSWestminster awaits formal decommissioning and tow for scrapping.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #RiverTamar #FrigateSupportCentre #ColdMove #Tugs
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#RFAArgus inbound to Sembawang Dockyard 🇸🇬Singapore today.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #LittoralStrikeGroup #Singapore 

Via: @yplanesonly
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#HMS_Spey is currently conducting the UK’s 12th surveillance patrol since 2018 in support of UN sanctions against 🇰🇵North Korea.

This is to prevent imports of materials for use in weapons of mass destruction including by illicit ship-to-ship transfers.

Photo: HNlEHupY4Nr6hRM. Spey outbound from Yokosuka last week after short period in dry dock.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #UNSanctions #sanctionsenforcement #NorthKorea #Japan
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New article on our website: #LinkInBio

The Royal Navy wants three new-build mine hunting motherships

(Concept image only)

#Mothership #RoyalNavy #FutureNavy #Minewarfare #USV #uncrewedsurfacevessel #navalinnovation
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#RFATideforce in sunny Birkenhead.

Maintenance period at #CammellLaird
appears to have been concluded. Whether there is a crew available to take her back to sea is another matter...

Photo: E. Moorhouse

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Tanker #Dock #ShipRepair #Birkenhead #Merseyside
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UPDATED:
🇺🇸USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is now in the Eastern Mediterranean and on her way home after an epic deployment.

Pacific-based carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is being sent to the Red Sea as the replacement.

#USNavy #AircraftCarrier #Mediterranean #RedSea #HomewardBound
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#HMSDauntless loading munitions at the UHAF this afternoon.

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth #upperharbourammunitioningfacility 

Via: S. Wenham
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#HMSIronDuke , 🇵🇹NRP Francisco De Almeida and 🇳🇱HNLMS Van Amstel head out from Plymouth Sound yesterday for #FOST Thursday War.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #koninklijkemarine #marinhaportuguesa

#PlymouthSound #OperationalSeaTraining

Via @tomleachphotography
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Welcome home #RFATidesurge

Arriving in Devonport early this morning following two months supporting NATO warships in the North Atlantic.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #PlymouthSound #Homecoming #navalauxiliary 

Via: @westward01
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#HMSDauntless alongside in Portsmouth today completing her planned maintenance period.

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth 

Via @jcmaritime_photos
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Video showing two strikes by one-way attack USVs on the Greek-owned bulk carrier MV Tutor on 12th June.

One crew member was killed and the ship eventually sank on 18th June.

This is the second vessel to be sunk and the Houthis have now killed 4 innocent seafarers. 

#RedSea #AttackDrone #NavalWarfare #ShipHit #MerchantShip #houthirebels #mvtutor
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#HMSCattistock inbound to Faslane this morning.

#MCMV #Minehunter #Clyde #Faslane #RoyalNavy 

Via @michaelcuthbertphotography
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#HMSProtector back in the #Arctic ice in the Hudson Strait following maintenance in 🇨🇦Newfoundland.

#RoyalNavy #IcePatrolShip #Canada #Icepack #dronephotography
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New analysis article on our website: #LinkInBio

Royal Navy considers purchase of vertical launch anti-submarine rocket

#ASROC #antisubmarinewarfare #RoyalNavy #FutureNavy #type26frigate #type31frigate
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#MarineNationale 🇫🇷FS Forbin fired another Aster missle while defending merchant shipping from Houthi attacks in the #RedSea today. 

#misslelaunch #astermissile 
#aspides
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#RFALymeBay in the 🇸🇬Singapore Strait today.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #LittoralResponseGroup #Singapore 

Via: @maritime_nation

🎵 Good Day by Jake Scott
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#HMSIronDuke passing 🇳🇱HNLMS Van Amstel during #FOST serials south of Plymouth Breakwater yesterday.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Plymouth #koninklijkemarine

Via @tomleachphotography
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#HMS_Richmond back into Faslane this evening.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Clyde 

Via @she_lilly
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