Submariners from Plymouth have helped save rare turtles on a trop[ical island. Some of the 130 crew of the nuclear-powered submarine HMS Trenchant worked with marine wildlife experts to tag the reptiles, while on a a stop-over at the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.
HMS Enterprise has sailed from the South West to the Middle East for nine months on operations. The Plymouth-based Royal Naval survey ship will be deployed protecting the nation’s interests and contributing to the safety of military and civilian shipping.
The ship sailed from Falmouth with a new survey motor boat called Spitfire. The nine-metre boat doubles the mother ship’s ability to collect data. The ship has been in the Cornish port for the last month conducting work on the davit used to lift the boat in and out of the water.
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.
A large memorial board has been erected on the jetty at the naval base at Devonport listing all the Royal Navy submarines lost in both war and in peace.
HMS Courageous was opened as a museum warship to public tours as a celebration of the rich heritage and history of the Royal Navy. It has attracted hundreds of visitors to Plymouth.
The Plymouth-based submarine HMS Turbulent will officially leave operational service at a decommissioning ceremony on Saturday (14th July) after 29 years of service.
The event marks the end of distinguished service, of the second oldest of the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar Class submarines with the Royal Navy and will be staged in HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth.
A team from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose set sail to the Indian Ocean today on a six month deployment helping in the fight against piracy.
The Aircrew and engineers from 829 Naval Air Squadron and their Merlin helicopter are heading to the Indian Gulf aboard HMS Sutherland. They will help with Counter Piracy Operations within the area as well as surveillance for Counter Drug and People and Weapon trafficking.