Palumbo Malta Shipyard – RFA WAVE KNIGHT A 389 – 24.07.2019 to 01.08.2019

On Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 1144 hrs the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Class Fleet Tanker RFA WAVE KNIGHT A 389 entered Valletta for the first time assisted by local tugs LIENI and SEA SALVOR after she was cleared to enter both from authorities and from the chemist that tested the vessel as Gas […]

Naval News – Russian Navy Task Group in the Mediterranean Sea – November 2018

There has been considerable speculation over the mid-November presence, in the Spanish North African colony of Ceuta, of a Russian naval task group  on a refuelling, and rest and recreation visit. The Task Group from the Northern Fleet consisted of the Slava Class guided missile cruiser 055 MARSHAL USTINOV  , the Dubna Class light fleet oiler DUBNA […]

Naval News – Ex-RFA GOLD ROVER A 271 – September 2018

RFA GOLD ROVER A 271 was a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and one of five Rover class ships that were all built at the Swan Hunter Shipyard based on Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England. She was commissioned on 22 nd March 1974. From 10 July 1974 until 30 September 1974 she stood […]

USNS Big Horn T-AO 198 at Haifa, Israel – 06.08.2017  USNS BIG HORN T-AO-198 is a Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Replenishment Oiler of the United States Navy. Big Horn, the twelfth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 9th October 1989 and launched on 2nd February […]