Malta Naval Visits – June 2024

Monday 3rd June.  The operated Military Sealift Command of the US Navy Pathfinder Class Oceanographic Ship USNS MARIE THARP T-AGS 66 left Valletta, Malta from DWQ 2 wharf passing breakwaters at 1515 hrs. Tuesday 4th June. The Marine Nationale (French Navy) Vulcain Class MCM Diving Tender FS ACHERON A 613 left Valletta  passing breakwaters at 0919 hrs from […]

Naval News – HMS BLYTH M 111 and HMS RAMSEY M 110 decommission – 04.08.2021

On Wednesday 4th August, 2021 the Royal Navy paid farewell to the Sandown Class Minehunters HMS BLYTH M 111 and HMS RAMSEY M 110 in a formal ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland.  Affiliates and friends paid the final farewell to the Single Role Mine Hunters (SRMH) at Rosyth Dockyard, honouring their 20 years of service protecting […]

Naval News – Maiden Deployment for HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH R 08 – 2021

In the afternoon of Saturday 30th May, 2021 the Aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH R 08 left her home in Portsmouth ahead of her first operational deployment. She will lead the UK’s Carrier Strike Group, which is taking part in an exercise off Scotland before departing for a tour of the Indo-Pacific region. Image by […]

Iran Tensions – HMS KENT F 78 bound to the Gulf – 12.08.2019

The Royal Navy Type 23 Class frigate HMS KENT F 78 left Portsmouth Naval Base, UK on Monday 12th August heading to the Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran. Initially the frigate was due to patrol the region alone and provide regional maritime security. However, since the seizure of a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz the […]

Iran Tensions – Second UK Warship HMS DUNCAN Arrives in Gulf

HMS Duncan has joined the frigate HMS Montrose to escort vessels sailing under the British flag through the Strait of Hormuz. HMS Montrose has so far accompanied 35 vessels through the strait, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK continued to push for a diplomatic resolution to the […]