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Instagram post 2136519989371710173_7945435904 New article on our website: 
The Royal Navy becomes a two-carrier navy – HMS Prince of Wales sails for the first time.

#HMSPrinceofWales #aircraftcarrier #RoyalNavy #Rosyth #RiverForth #maidenvoyage #AircarftCarrierAlliance #Tugboat #Tugs #Dockyard #Docks #Lock #TightFit
Instagram post 2136349561042965658_7945435904 HMS Prince of Wales looking great prior to leaving the basin in Rosyth. Officially confirmed she will sail this afternoon.

#HMSPrinceofWales #aircraftcarrier #RoyalNavy #ShippingMovement #Rosyth #RiverForth #
Instagram post 2136285751351231148_7945435904 HMS Prince of Wales is due to leave the basin in Rosyth today, probably around 1600.

The 9 tugs required for the move are arriving.

#HMSPrinceofWales #aircraftcarrier #RoyalNavy #ShippingMovement #Rosyth #RiverForth #
Instagram post 2136274667651205685_7945435904 The #RoyalMail has issued a set of stamps to celebrate 500 years of the Royal Navy featuring historic warships 
Mary Rose, Sovereign of the Seas, #hmsvictory  HMS Beagle, #hmswarrior  HMS Dreadnought, HMS King George V and #hmsqueenelizabeth (Wot no HMS Warspite?) #PostageStamps #NavalHistory #RoyalNavy #Warships #BritishHistory #NavalHeritage #islandnation
Instagram post 2136273655817400578_7945435904 HMS Medway formally commissions into the Royal Navy today in Chatham.

Great for this former naval city to have an affiliated ship again after HMS Chatham decommissioned in Feb 2011.

#HMSMedway #MedwayTowns #Chatham #Kent #RoyalNavy #OPV #comissioningceremony #Warship #Navy
Instagram post 2135755129356770510_7945435904 Now on our website - photo essay: 
HMS Queen Elizabeth Westlant 19 deployment – Part 1

#Westlant19 #RoyalNavy #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #FleetAirArm #HMSQueenElizabeth  #aircraftcarrier #HMSDragon #Type45Destroyer #RFATideforce #Tanker  #Canada #Halifax #novascotia
Instagram post 2135088007404131058_7945435904 Sad to report passing of Honorary Vice Admiral Sir Donald Gosling yesterday

Served in RN WWII. Subsequently he set up National Car Parks business and was major benefactor to RN charities. He was deeply involved in supporting the RN in all sort of ways, for example During the Kosovan conflict in 1998 Sir Donald took his yacht Leander to meet HMS Splendid (on unusually long patrol) at sea to resupply and give her submariners a few hours of R&R.

#sirdonaldgosling #RIP #RoyalNavy #Benefactor #philanthropy
Instagram post 2135085742781944945_7945435904 RFA Tidespring and RFA Tiderace refits ongoing at #CammellLaird in Birkenhead.

#rrssirdavidattenborough ran her diesel generators for first time today, ahead of formal naming ceremony next Thursday which will be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (Photo Cammel Laird)

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Shipbuilding #ShipRepair #merseyside #Birkenhead #NamingCeremony #RoyalResearchShip #BestofBritish
Instagram post 2133493885312608535_7945435904 HMS Prince of Wales tests her flight deck lighting. She is due to leave Rosyth and sail for the first time later this week.

#hmsprinceofwales #Rosyth #FlightDeck #nightlights #Decklights #Runway #SkiRamp #AircraftCarrier #RoyalNavy
Instagram post 2133492178306456816_7945435904 Latest  in-depth article on our website:

More details of the Royal Navy's Type 31 frigate emerge.

#type31 #type31frigate #arrowhead140 #RoyalNavy #Frigate #Warship #NavalArchitecture #shipbuilding #Rosyth #Babcock #FutureNavy
Instagram post 2133489082473876154_7945435904 RFA Argus & RFA Tidesurge conduct Replenishment at Sea #ras 
#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #RFAArgus #RFATidesurge #Auxiliaryship #replenishmentatsea #aviationtrainingship #Tanker
Instagram post 2132936899751628098_7945435904 HMS Protector seen from RFA Mounts Bay, alongside together in #porteverglades #Florida for rest and replenishment after #hurricanedorian relief work in the Bahamas.

#HMSProtecor #RFAMountsBay #caribbean #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #RoyalNavy #AidShip #HADR
Instagram post 2132935744875324536_7945435904 Merlin Mk2 of 814 NAS "Flying Tigers" lands onboard HMS Sutherland on Maritime Security operations around the UK.

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #MerlinHelicopter #814NAS #FlyingTigers #FlightDeck #navalaviation #FlyNavy #Helicopter
Instagram post 2132932101014832365_7945435904 Appropriately, on the day that Plymouth Sound is set to be designated the UK's first national marine park, #RoyalNavy hydrographic survey vessel HMS Echo sails past #plymouthHoe 
Photo: RFA Nostalgia

#RoyalNavy #Plymouth #britainsoceancity #smeatonstower #Devonport #Navy #PlymouthSound
Instagram post 2132930198679887134_7945435904 PHOTEX for warships participating in NATO ASW exercise #CutlassFury19 in North Atlantic (including #HMSNorthumberland )

Photo: Canada MARLANT
#RoyalNavy #Warships #NavalExercise #ASW #AntiSubmarine #NorthAtlantic #Canada #CanadianNavy
Instagram post 2132761973979718887_7945435904 Big week for HMS Prince of Wales. 
Expected to leave #Rosyth this week, subject to weather conditions and final checks of the ship’s systems.

Photo: M. Nicol 
#HMSPrinceofWales #RoyalNavy #Aircraftcarrier #Departurne #Scotland #Shipbuilding #MaidenVoyage #RiverForth
Instagram post 2131489987496386421_7945435904 First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin visits HMS Grimsby (and other RN vessels alongside at #DSEI ) "I'm struck yet again by the enthusiasm, professionalism and sheer ability of our people" 
#1SL #FirstSeaLord #HMSGrimsby #Sailors #RoyalNavy
Instagram post 2131340223144448252_7945435904 #HMSProtector arrives in Nassau, #Bahamas this afternoon to deliver aid supplies loaded in Bermuda 
#HurricaineDorian #RoyalNavy
Instagram post 2131338425574716476_7945435904 #RFATideforce replenishes #hmsqueenelizabeth while crossing the Atlantic. 
HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Dragon are due to arrive in Halifax, Canada later today.

#westlant19 #RoyalNavy #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #replenishmentatsea
Instagram post 2131336885132644311_7945435904 Latest article on our website:

Babcock Arrowhead 140 wins the Type 31e #RoyalNavy frigate competition

#frigatecompetition #type31e #babcock #thales #warship #frigate #navy #shipbuilding
Instagram post 2131335773423965609_7945435904 #HMSMedway alongside at #DSEI in London yesterday. 
She will formally commission into the Royal Navy in Chatham next week

Rear Admiral Paul Halton said today at #DSEI “We are thinking about how we might enhance the lethality of the Batch II OPVs”

#RoyalNavy #OPV #warship #london
Instagram post 2130125105333163328_7945435904 RFA Tideforce conducts replenishment at sea with HMS Queen Elizabeth today 
#westlant18 #aircraftcarrier #Tanker #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #RoyalNavy #Replenishment #RAS 
via RFA  Tideforce / @matt_bromage
Instagram post 2130121262201314922_7945435904 Latest article on our website:

Is the Type 31e frigate competition winner about to be announced? (Image of Babcock Arrowhead 140 model)

#type31 #Type31e #Arrowhead #Babcock #RoyalNavy #Frigate #Shipbuilding #DSEI #dsei2019
Instagram post 2129749332042595129_7945435904 UNCONFIRMED:
Weather permitting, it looks likely HMS Prince of Wales will leave Rosyth this Friday or Saturday. She will probably then anchor in the Forth awaiting tidal window to sail for initial sea trails  Photo: M. Kell

#hmsprinceofwales #rosyth #RoyalNavy #aircraftcarrier #riverforth #firthofforth #fife #scotland #aircraftcarrieralliance #basin #seatrials #maidenvoyage #departure #shipbuilding
Instagram post 2129747718611183895_7945435904 HMS Queen Elizabeth, RFA Tideforce and HMS Dragon not far from Canada now. #westlant19

#RoyalNavy #hmsqueenelizabeth #hmsdragon #rfatideforce #atlantic #carrierstrikegroup #shipsinformation #navy #battlegroup #warships #aircraftcarrier #northatlantic #canada
Instagram post 2129336382018511319_7945435904 17 Port and Maritime Regiment soldiers bringing vehicles and materiel ashore via mexeflote from RFA Mounts Bay during ongoing relief operations in the Bahamas.

#RFAMountsBay #RoyalLogisticCorps #BritishArmy #RoyalNavy #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #Mexflote #BeachLanding #Logistics #HurricaneDorian #abacosislands #Bahamas
Instagram post 2129333782363608260_7945435904 Crew of HMS Montrose who have been on very tense Gulf deployment for the last for four months flew home to RAF Brize Norton at the weekend. A new crew has been flow out to join the ship in Bahrain. 
Rotation of crews on forward-deployed frigates/destroyers is being put to the test.

#HMSMontrose #Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Bahrain #crewrotation #squadgame #Gulf #PersianGulf #ArabianGulf #ProtectionofTrade #Frigate #Navy #warship
Instagram post 2129332120848897981_7945435904 After weathering #HurricaneDorian in Halifax, Canada, HMS Northumberland sailed in good weather for the start of NATO ASW exercise #CutlassFury 
#HMSNorthumberland #Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #NATO #NavalExercise #NorthAtlantic #AntiSubmarine #Westlant19 #Canada #CanadianNavy #novascotia
Instagram post 2129329865630213869_7945435904 Car Transporter MV #GoldenRay Capsized and caught fire yesterday as it left the US Port of Brunswick, Georgia with a pilot and 23 crew members.

Rescue team trying to find 4 sailors trapped onboard.

#MarineAccident #cartransporter #portofbrunswick #Georgia #Capsize #fireatsea #Rescue #unstable