Royal Navy

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What is the Aukus submarine deal and what does it mean? – the key facts
The four-phase plan has made nuclear arms control experts nervous … here’s why

Ben Doherty and Daniel Hurst

14, Mar, 2023 @4:55 AM

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Royal Navy opens investigation into contaminated drinking water incident
Most of HMS Portland sailors who were taken to hospital have been discharged and all are expected to make full recovery

Tom Ambrose

04, Feb, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Royal Navy sailors in hospital after ‘wrong chemical’ added to ship’s water
Navy says HMS Portland sailors hospitalised as precaution after drinking accidentally contaminated water

Jane Clinton

03, Feb, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Royal Navy orders investigation into nuclear submarine ‘repaired with glue’
Claims made that broken bolts on HMS Vanguard’s reactor chamber were stuck on instead of replaced

Joe Middleton

01, Feb, 2023 @12:02 AM

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‘Remarkable’: Eastbourne shipwreck identified as 17th-century Dutch warship
Klein Hollandia discovery ‘opens up fascinating chapter in rich, shared maritime history between UK and Netherlands’

Caroline Davies

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Safety fears as UK Trident submarines are put to sea for longest-ever patrols
Report says submarines were deployed for five months as former commander warns of risk to sailors

Dan Sabbagh and Rob Edwards

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak wants to await Gavin Williamson inquiry result before deciding whether to sack him – as it happened
Prime minister asked about minister’s future as judgment called into question over Williamson’s reappointment

Andrew Sparrow

07, Nov, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Sunak sinks new royal yacht plan in favour of ocean surveillance ship
Defence capabilities prioritised over Johnson’s £250m ‘vanity project’ for successor to HMY Britannia

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

07, Nov, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Nearly a third of UK military homes need repair as maintenance backlog grows
MoD has apologised for delays by outsourced firms awarded repair contracts worth £650m six months ago

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

06, Nov, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Russian ambassador claims UK involved in drone attack on Black Sea fleet
Andrei Kelin says Britain ‘too deep in this conflict’ as speculation grows over Russian withdrawal from Kherson region

Martin Belam and agencies

03, Nov, 2022 @7:13 PM

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Eight in 10 rape charges tried by UK military courts end without conviction
Only 11 out of 53 charges of rape heard by service justice system in past three years led to guilty findings

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

02, Nov, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Kremlin to summon British ambassador over drone attacks on Black Sea fleet
UK has dismissed Moscow’s accusations of Royal Navy involvement as ‘false claims of an epic scale’

Pjotr Sauer

02, Nov, 2022 @2:01 PM

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