Warship

Naval News – Russian Navy warships denied entry into the Black Sea – November 2022

Russian Pacific Fleet’s warships had been waiting for Turkey’s permission to cross the Bosporus into the Black Sea since early February, but Ankara never allowed them to enter. According to Andriy Klymenko, head of the Monitoring Group of the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Black Sea and editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews portal, the warships have been …

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Military Nostalgia – JDS ARIAKE DD 183

The Fletcher Class Destroyer named for Admiral Frank F. Fletcher was the largest destroyer class ordered. It was also one of the most successful and popular with their crews. Compared to earlier classes built for the United States Navy, the Fletchers carried a significant increase in lethal firepower, including anti-aircraft (AA) weapons and increased Armor plating; this contributed to greater displacement and overall …

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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had …

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Naval Visits – USS RAMAGE DDG 61 – 12-16.07.1999

On Monday 12th July,1999 the 16th Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer (Flight I Class) USS RAMAGE with pennant number DDG 61 entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 2 tugs – KATRIN & LIENI berthing starboard side alongside at Pinto 4 & 5 wharves part of VISET ( now Valletta Cruise Port). The ship is …

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Naval News – HMS BLYTH M 111 and HMS RAMSEY M 110 decommission – 04.08.2021

On Wednesday 4th August, 2021 the Royal Navy paid farewell to the Sandown Class Minehunters HMS BLYTH M 111 and HMS RAMSEY M 110 in a formal ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland.  Affiliates and friends paid the final farewell to the Single Role Mine Hunters (SRMH) at Rosyth Dockyard, honouring their 20 years of service protecting …

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Naval News – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Launch Aircraft Carrier Warship – 19.11.2020

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have added a warship capable of carrying aircraft, missile launchers and drones to her naval fleet, state media said on Thursday 19th November, at a time of high tension between Tehran and Washington. Tension between Tehran and Washington has risen since 2018, when President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from …

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Naval News – Friendly Fire Incident Kills 19 In Iranian Navy Drill – 10.05.2020

On Monday 11th May the Iranian Navy said in a statement that one of its own missiles has struck the Hendijan Class support ship KONARAK on Sunday 10 th May in a friendly fire incident during a training exercise in the Sea of Oman near the Iranian port city of Jask, off the southern coast …

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Preserved Ships – HMAS VAMPIRE D 11 (Australia)

HMAS VAMPIRE D 11 was the third of three Australian built Daring class destroyers serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). One of the first all welded ships built in Australia, she was laid down 1 st July 1952 and launched 27th October 1956 at Cockatoo Island Dockyard where she was commissioned into the Navy on 23rd June 1959. Between laying down and completion, …

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Naval Visits – HDMS PETER TORDENSKIOLD F 356 – 19-22.05.2006

The Royal Danish Navy Niels Juel Class corvette HDMS PETER TORDENSKIOLD F 356 paid a diplomatic visit at Valletta, Malta on Friday 19th May, 2006 entering at 0835 hrs berthing at DWQ 1 for few hours. Later afternoon she shifted with 2 local tugs PAWLINA and FELICA to Pinto 5 Wharf. Launched on 30th April …

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Naval News – Chinese Navy 70th Anniversary – 23.04.2019

Today Tuesday 23rd April, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy of which it was celebrated with a large naval parade in the western port of Qingdao, showing off new military hardware that it hopes will bolster its global reach. 568 PLAN HENGYANG leaving Grand Harbour, Malta back …

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