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Marking the Centenary of Fatal WWI Groundings

By Royal Navy News 2018-01-03 04:40:54

On January 12, the people of the Orkney Isles will pay tribute to 188 sailors lost a century ago when two destroyers were smashed against rocks. Just one man survived when HMS Opal and Narborough ran aground off South Ronaldsay in a snowstorm on...

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Royal Navy Neutralizes WWII Bomb Near Gas Pipeline

By Royal Navy News 2017-11-17 16:06:40

A Royal Navy minehunter has destroyed a 500-pound wartime bomb that was dredged up and then dropped next to a major North Sea gas pipeline. HMS Cattistock and a team of expert Royal Navy divers raced to the location 50 miles off...

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Royal Navy EOD Divers Neutralize WWII "Pipe Bomb"

By Royal Navy News 2017-11-10 19:21:36

On Thursday, Royal Navy explosive ordnance experts safely blew up a 70-year-old “self-destruct bomb” designed to prevent Royal Naval Air Station Lee-on-Solent from falling into German hands during the Battle of Britain. A bomb disposal team from the Royal Navy’s Southern...

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Royal Navy Releases Images of Falklands War Shipwrecks

By Royal Navy News 2017-11-03 22:28:55

Lying with her port side buried in the sea bed, this is the outline of HMS Coventry, one of three Falklands wrecks surveyed in stunning detail by HMS Enterprise to mark the 35th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict. The...

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Photos: Royal Navy Divers Remove Mustard Gas Bombs

By Royal Navy News 2017-10-18 19:56:05

Seven specialists from the Royal Navy’s Southern Diving Unit 2 spent a week outside the village of Woodhall Spa, England, to locate and remove canisters of highly toxic mustard gas. After using sonar to map Stixwould Lake, the divers had to don chemical suits...

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Tanker Spears Unexploded Test Torpedo With Anchor

By Royal Navy News 2017-10-16 14:36:53

Royal Navy divers have destroyed a test torpedo that was speared by the anchor of a product tanker off Portland, UK. The historic ordnance had been pierced by the fluke of the anchor as it landed on the seabed, and had...

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Royal Marines Restore Order at Storm-Damaged Prison

By Royal Navy News 2017-09-15 21:15:56

More than 100 prisoners are back behind bars after Royal Marines and commando engineers helped restore the central prison in the British Virgin Islands. Tortola’s Balsam Ghut jail was damaged by Hurricane Irma and many inmates fled, while others had been coming...

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Royal Marines Bring Aid to Turks and Caicos Islands

By Royal Navy News 2017-09-12 20:17:10

The first Royal Marines have arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands as the vanguard of British aid to the overseas territory after Hurricane Irma. The men of Charlie Company, 40 Commando, plus commando engineers, medics and RN and RAF specialists,...

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Divers Revisit Wreck of the First Purpose-Built Carrier

By Royal Navy News 2017-08-27 20:31:28

Two hundred feet below the surface of the Bay of Bengal the Royal Navy's standard 'flies' on HMS Hermes for the first time in 75 years. Not since April 9, 1942 have Royal Navy sailors seen the outline of Britain's...

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Engineers Shore Up Lord Nelson's Flagship

By Royal Navy News 2017-08-23 20:42:15

An 18-month program to re-support the famed warship HMS Victory is now underway. The Victory, Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, has been sitting in a drydock in Portsmouth since 1922. She is supported by 22 steel cradles positioned about 20 feet apart.  The...

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