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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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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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