Frigate Yaroslav Mudry and tanker Lena are headed for the Mediterranean, and the landing ship Minsk is returning home.
A helicopter crash in the Baltic Sea has cost the lives of two Russian pilots. They were practicing deck landings on a new landing ship which will be delivered to the Navy in May. The helicopter crash is a sad culmination of a long series of bad luck with the ship which has been under construction for 14 years.
Article recommendation: This account of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 is worth reading. Alliances change, technology develops, yet human nature makes the French Revolutionary Wars discouragingly relevant today.
Entertaining case where an American website makes a silly listicle about bad aircraft carriers, and the Russian media rolls out a team of military experts to discredit the story.
HMS Ocean was retired from the Royal Navy today. The helicopter carrier officially left service at a ceremony at HM Naval Base Devonport with the participation of Queen Elizabeth. Ocean has been the flagship of the Royal Navy since it was commissioned into service in 1998. Now she will be handed off to Brazil for […]
Poland has extended the service life of its two Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates until 2024. That reports Janes. The prolonged service time has required some additional maintenance work and upgrades of subsystems. ORP General Kazimierz Pulaski has already completed these works during a scheduled docking. This includes the installation of Link 16 and an upgrade […]
On Tuesday 13 March a crew member fell overboard from the Russian corvette Soobrazitelny in the Baltic Sea. Eight ships took part in the search-and-rescue operation, but the sailor was not found. That reports korabel.ru. The incident occurred just after midnight, and at 21:00 the search was canceled. With the present water temperatures around 0 […]
There is an interesting comparison of U.S. Navy and Royal Navy Officer Training in the March edition of Proceedings. Dr. Anthony Wells has experience from both navies and insights into their training programs. In short, Wells is not impressed by the U.S. seamanship education. He suggests the U.S. Navy can learn a lot from their […]
Kyle Mizokami for Popular Mechanics: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin has admitted that a December 2011 incident involving a nuclear missile submarine almost became one of the worst nuclear weapons disasters ever recorded. The Ekaterinburg, a ballistic missile submarine, caught fire in drydock, threatening its load of liquid-fueled nuclear missiles. If the missiles had […]
Intelligence ship Fyodor Golovin (AGI) of the Russian Baltic Fleet has been relieved off Syria and is now returning to the Baltic Sea. That reported Russian military news site flot.com on Tuesday. Fyodor Golovin was replaced on duty by the intelligence ship Ekvator of the Black Sea Fleet. Russia has had a shortage of intelligence […]