British Navy

British navy escorts Russian warship near UK waters

LONDON /December 26,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Britain’s Royal Navy has escorted one of Russia’s warships through the North Sea near U.K. waters, officials said Tuesday, amid increasing tensions between the two countries. The HMS St. Albans with 190 sailors on board was used to escort the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate on Monday through what British officials … Continue reading British navy escorts Russian warship near UK waters

UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair

LONDON /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The British navy’s newest and most expensive aircraft carrier needs repairs after a faulty shaft seal was identified during sea trials. Officials say the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which cost roughly 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) to build, will be “scheduled for repair” at Portsmouth. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said Tuesday … Continue reading UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair