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Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2

The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) has just departed from Rota Naval Base towards the Mediterranean to integrate into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2) whose mission… [[ This is a content...

Ceremony Held at HMS Royal Oak Memorial

Under a grey sky on Scapa Flow in Orkney on October 14, more than 100 people gathered to pay tribute to more than 830 men who lost their lives on HMS Royal Oak. Marking...

NOSC Baltimore Moves USS Constellation on Navy’s Birthday

Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Baltimore volunteered to work with civilian curators from Historic Ships in Baltimore to move the frigate USS Constellation (1854) from its berth… [[ This is a content...

Somali Students Train aboard HNLMS Van Speijk

During her recent port visit to Djibouti to replenish food and spare parts, Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Speijk, took the opportunity to assist EUCAP Nestor in delivering practical training for Somali… [[ This is...

HMCS Victoria Awarded Operational Service Medal

The crew of Canadian Navy’s HMCS Victoria received the Operational Service Medal in recognition of their successful two-and-a-half month deployment on Operation CARIBBE in 2013. This is the… [[ This is a content summary...

HMCS Chicoutimi Nears the End of Maintenance Period

The Canadian Navy’s HMCS Chicoutimi commenced sea acceptance trials on September 28, 2014 near Esquimalt, B.C. The trials are expected to last seven to eight weeks and will test the… [[ This is a...

ST Marine Names Omani Navy’s First Patrol Vessel

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the naming ceremony for the first Patrol Vessel (PV) built for Royal… [[ This is a content...

Spanish Navy to Lead NATO’s Noble Mariner-14 Ex

The Spanish Navy High Readiness Forces (Maritime) Headquarters (SP MARFOR) will embark its Staff on board the amphibious assault ship ‘Castilla’ to lead and command NATO’s exercise ‘Noble… [[ This is a content summary...

New Commander aboard USS Bunker Hill

Capt. Sterling Dawley relieved Capt. Yvette Davids as commanding officer of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during a change of command ceremony aboard the Bunker Hill… [[ This is a content...

USS Ingraham, USCGC Boutwell Stop Cocaine Shipment

Sailors and Coastguardsmen disrupted a shipment of cocaine illegally trafficked in the 4th Fleet area of responsibility, Aug. 25. Members of guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) and U.S…. [[ This is a content...

Carl Vinson CSG Joins US 5th Fleet

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group wrapped up operations in the Western Pacific and reported for duty in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Oct. 15. The strike group consists of USS Carl…...

USS Constitution to Start Dry Dock Preps

USS Constitution will get underway in Boston Harbor on Friday, Oct. 17, in commemoration of the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday and the ship’s upcoming 217th birthday. More than 500 guests,… [[ This is a...

USN bolsters Laser Maverick stockpile

Key Points The USN is purchasing more AGM-65E2/L laser-guided Maverick close-air-support missiles The out-of-production laser-guided Maverick was recently reconstituted by the USAF as a result of operational experience during Operation ‘Iraqi Freedom’ The US...

China building 10,000-tonne coastguard cutters

China is building two large coastguard ships with displacements estimated to be 10,000 tonnes, Chinese military news websites reported on 13 October. The ships are under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai and...

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