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Showing posts with label Foreign Navy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foreign Navy. Show all posts

Friday, 28 October 2022

HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl

 Built by the Spanish shipbuilders Navantia, in Ferrol, Thor Heyerdahl was the fifth and last of the Fridtjof Nansen class to be launched and then commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Unlike the other members of her class, she was built with two 8-cell VLS modules instead of one.

Saturday, 6 August 2022

USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51)

USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) is a Safeguard-class rescue and salvage ship, the second United States Navy ship of that name.

Grasp was laid down on 30 March 1983 by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; launched on 2 May 1985; and commissioned on 14 December 1985 as USS Grasp (ARS-51)

On 19 January 2006 USS Grasp was decommissioned and transferred to the Military Sealift Command for non-commissioned service as USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51).

Information courtesy of Wikipedia.


Friday, 21 January 2022

Primauguet D644

Primauguet was a F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Marine National.
She is now decomissioned.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Lobelia (M921)

 Lobelia (M921) is a Tripartite-class minehunter of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on 3 February 1988 at the Mercantile-Belyard shipyard in Rupelmonde and christened by Anne Van De Kerckhof, the wife of the then Mayor of Diest, on 25 February 1989. The patronage of Lobelia was accepted by the city of Diest. It was the seventh of the Belgian Tripartite-class minehunters. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

MV Asterix


MV Asterix is a Canadian commercial container ship. It was purchased by Federal Fleet Services as part of Project Resolve, and was later converted into a supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

HMCS Halifax (FFH 330)

 HMCS Halifax (FFH 330) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces since 1992. Halifax is the lead ship in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project.

She visited the Clyde for a naval exercise in Oct 20

Saturday, 3 October 2020

HMCS Ville de Québec (FFH 332)

 HMCS Ville de Québec (FFH 332) (commonly referred to as VDQ) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Navy since 1993.

Seen here on the Clyde while taking part in a Joint Warrior Exercise.

The pilot boat Mount Stuart can be seen along side .

Premier-Maître L'Her F792

 The Premier-Maître L'Her is an class Aviso from Estienne d'Orves of the French Navy.

She paid a visit to Glasgow as part of the Joint Warrior exercise October 20.

Her primary role is  anti-submarine warfare in coastal areas.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

HMS Somerset F82

 HMS Somerset is a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. She is the eleventh ship of the class to join the fleet since 1989. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd on the River Clyde, in Scotland and was launched in June 1994 by Lady Elspeth Layard, wife of then 2nd Sea Lord Admiral and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command Admiral Sir Michael Layard. She entered service in 1996. 

The ship was photographed at Faslane on the Gare Loch.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Primauguet D644

 French navy ship Primauguet D644.

Primauguet is a F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the sixth French vessel named after the 15th century captain Hervé de Portzmoguer. She is one of the six anti-submarine frigate made in the same model, as the french frigate Latouche-Tréville[