The crew of the Royal Naval submarine HMS Talent staged a special day to show appreciation to friends and relatives whose support helps them to remain operationally prepared. About 130 friends and family attended a day to celebrate the 130-crew’s achievements with a formal parade after a recent homecoming from patrol. The submarine is affiliated with Shrewsbury, Shropshire, … [Read more...] about Royal Naval submariners thank families for support
Plymouth based submarine HMS Triumph homecoming
The Plymouth-based submarine HMS Triumph returned home to Plymouth (Sunday, 29th) from a 10.5-month deployment to a heroes’ welcome from families and five fiancées. A crowd of happy loved ones gathered on the jetty at HM Naval Base Devonport, including five fiancées who accepted proposals of marriage while the Trafalgar class submarine was on operations thousands of miles … [Read more...] about Plymouth based submarine HMS Triumph homecoming
Cold war submarine marks decade as museum.
The success of a former nuclear-powered submarine as a visitor attraction in the past ten years has been marked with the unveiling of a tribute to submariners who died serving their country. The former HMS Courageous has attracted hundreds of visitors to Plymouth in the decade since opening as only the second former nuclear-powered submarine museum in Europe other than in … [Read more...] about Cold war submarine marks decade as museum.
WW2 Submariner visits modern Plymouth submarine
Newly qualified Royal Naval submariners have been presented with their ‘Dolphin’ badges by a World War Two veteran ‘hero’.. The sailors of the Plymouth-based submarine HMS Trenchant were honoured to be presented with the customary badge in the form of two dolphins by fellow submariner Lieutenant Commander Robert Read, 92, (retired). Rob was a former navigator of a previous … [Read more...] about WW2 Submariner visits modern Plymouth submarine
HMS Vengeance arrives in Plymouth
The giant ballistic missile submarine HMS Vengeance arrived in Plymouth on Thursday for a three-year upgrade and refuel. The 150m-long, 15,900-tonne submarine will come under the management of contractor Babcock at Devonport Dockyard for the hugely complex project. HMS Vengeance is part of the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent fleet of Vanguard Class submarines carrying the … [Read more...] about HMS Vengeance arrives in Plymouth
HMS Talent bobsleigh and indoor rowing team.
Royal Naval sailors from the Plymouth-based submarine HMS Talent have been called up represent the navy and their country at bobsleigh and indoor rowing respectively. Chief Petty Officer (Engineering Technician) Collin (correct) Leiba will be representing Team GB at the World Indoor Rowing Championships on 21st Febuary.in the annual competition at the Agannis Arena in Boston, … [Read more...] about HMS Talent bobsleigh and indoor rowing team.
Submarine Training Award
The crew of Plymouth-based submarine HMS Turbulent has been rewarded for high standards reached during training ahead of last year’s nine-month deployment. Commander Ryan Ramsey, the commanding officer of HMS Turbulent, received the Valiant Trophy from sponsors Rolls Royce. Jerry Hall, Rolls Royce Director of Operations Submarines, presented the trophy which has been awarded … [Read more...] about Submarine Training Award
HMS Vigilant hosts folk concert
One of the Royal Navy’s largest submarines has hosted a folk singer on board to give a concert on board as part of the artist’s UK tour. The nuclear-deterrent submarine HMS Vigilant enjoyed a concert by country singer and guitarist Lisbee Stainton with her backing singer on Wednesday evening (11th January) in Plymouth. The submarine is in HM Naval Base Devonport undergoing a … [Read more...] about HMS Vigilant hosts folk concert
HMS Triumph home from Libya
The Royal Navy Trafalgar class submarine HMS Triumph arrived at its base-port HM Naval Base Devonport (Monday 21st) following operations in the Mediterranean. Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles fired by HMS Triumph were part of coordinated NATO strikes designed to degrade Colonel Qadhafi’s capability to threaten his own people. The submarine was previously successfully deployed … [Read more...] about HMS Triumph home from Libya
HMS Tireless home from operations
The Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless was welcomed home today (Wednesday 11th May) by a crowd of well-wishers after one of the longest deployments in recent years. About 200 families and friends cheered the submariners home to HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, after they arrived from deployment east of Suez for about ten and a half months, the longest Royal … [Read more...] about HMS Tireless home from operations