Prominent among the naval patrols that England sends to police the southern seas and guard the island fringes of the Empire, making the while their headquarters in Port Jackson, is the HMS Pylades, now on another cruise among the British possessions and protectorates in Oceania. Peculiar interest attaches to this vessel, because she is absolutely the last of the barque-rigged craft, of which the British Navy once possessed so many. Read more about H.M.S. Pylades, The Last of Her Class
HMS Argyll has dealt another blow to drug smugglers after seizing more than 850 kg of cocaine in a high speed midnight chase.
It is the third drugs bust for HMS Argyll in as many months. This latest haul has a wholesale value of £36 million – in total she has now seized 1,600kg of cocaine with a combined value of more than £68 million.
Secretary of state for Defence Michael Fallon said Read more about Royal Navy warship in Caribbean drugs bust
The MOD and its French counterpart have committed more than £17m to design a new system to improve how the Royal Navy tackles underwater mines.
A contract has been signed today by the international organisation OCCAR on behalf of the MOD and France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), with a Thales–led consortium that includes BAE Systems. Read more about UK works with France to defeat threat of underwater mines
After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal Navy's Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth.
Having sailed over 900,000 miles on operations across the globe, including helping with the aftermath of the first Gulf War, HMS Illustrious has been decommissioned at a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base.
The ship’s white ensign was lowered for the final time in front of hundreds of guests, ending an era which began with the launch of her sister ship HMS Invincible in 1977. Read more about HMS Illustrious takes final bow