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Video: Divers Detonate WWII Mines Off Estonia

By Royal Navy News 2018-06-22 15:02:14

This is the end of 550 pounds of TNT – safely detonated off the coast of Estonia by Royal Navy divers as they tackled the aftermath of "Russia’s Dunkirk." A dozen-strong team of divers and mine warfare experts traveled to...

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Royal Navy Supports Record-Setting Ocean Swim

By Royal Navy News 2018-06-20 10:13:18

Fitness guru Ross Edgley enjoyed a brief rest aboard Royal Navy patrol boat HMS Charger on the 20th day of an epic swimming challeng set by the Royal Marines. The patrol ship HMS Charger and her sister ship Biter met...

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Royal Navy Returns to Minesweeping with Autonomous Boat

By Royal Navy News 2018-06-08 21:00:00

Minesweeping is back with a bang in the Royal Navy as it tests its first autonomous system to deal with 21st-century mines. Motor boat Hussar can be sent off on missions, using a series of small, hi-tech boats trailed behind it...

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Royal Navy Prepares for Royal Wedding

By Royal Navy News 2018-05-18 12:49:00

Sailors from the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines have been training at the UK Maritime Warfare School for their duties at the much-anticipated wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle this Saturday.  Royal Navy sailors...

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Royal Navy Recognizes 14 Sailors for Bravery

By Royal Navy News 2018-05-11 17:50:00

A rookie rescuer who plucked the a sailor from raging seas, an intelligence expert behind a $12 million drug bust and a diver who saved a shipmate from being gassed in a partly-flooded compartment are being decorated for their skill and bravery....

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Submarine HMS Trenchant Calls at the North Pole

By Royal Navy News 2018-04-20 20:23:00

Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant has broken through the ice of the North Pole with two U.S. Navy submarines to bring Ice Exercise 2018 to an end. A few weeks after punching through the ice off Alaska, the hunter-killer submarine emerged at...

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Royal Navy Opens Base in Bahrain

By Royal Navy News 2018-04-06 19:14:00

On Friday, the Royal Navy formally opened its new naval support facility in a ceremony at Mina Salman port in Bahrain. The facility will play a central role in the UK’s ability to operate in the region, and it will be...

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The Centenary of the "First Commando Raid"

By Royal Navy News 2018-03-30 21:55:00

Ten days of events next month will celebrate the centenary of the "first commando raid:" the attack on Zeebrugge on April 23, 1918.  Commemorations will take place on both sides of the Channel to honour the British and Commonwealth sailors and...

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Photos: Royal Navy Submarine Breaks Through Arctic Ice

By Royal Navy News 2018-03-16 20:47:00

This week, the Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant broke through the ice of the Arctic Ocean to join U.S. forces on a major exercise. Ice Exercise 18 (ICEX) is a series of trials in the frigid climate of the Arctic Circle, designed...

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Royal Navy Helps Out Islanders on Still-Devastated Anguilla

By Royal Navy News 2018-01-26 20:54:00

Sailors and soldiers from the Royal Navy auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay returned to a hurricane-hit island to continue the clean-up operation they began four months ago. The crew of the Mounts Bay provided the first outside help to the people of...

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