Royal Navy

  • Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Chris Graham on 24th November 2021

    Paul Brown describes the 14-year Royal Navy career of the late Prince Philip, who became HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • The Royal Navy’s Black Swans

    The Royal Navy’s Black Swans

    Chris Graham on 11th November 2021

    Conrad Waters charts the success of the Royal Navy’s Black Swan class specialised convoy-defence vessels during World War II.

  • 1943 HMS Medusa on manoeuvres

    1943 HMS Medusa on manoeuvres

    Chris Graham on 4th November 2021

    Due to Covid-related disruption during the summer, 1943 HMS Medusa exercised with the Royal Navy Coastal Forces squadron.

  • River Medway shipping remembered

    River Medway shipping remembered

    Chris Graham on 18th August 2021

    Geoff Lunn, who has lived near the River Medway for most of his life, recalls times when the waterway was full of interesting shipping.

  • HMS Belfast reopens

    HMS Belfast reopens

    Chris Graham on 25th July 2021

    We’re delighted to report the planned reopening of HMS Belfast to the public, and the exciting improvements that have been made. HMS Belfast: It’s great news that this historic light cruiser is now open to the public once again, and…

  • Iconic Post Office vehicles

    Iconic Post Office vehicles

    Chris Graham on 1st July 2021

    Mike and Julie Blenkinsop take a look at two iconic Post Office vehicles, including one that proved to be extremely useful in the snow!

  • Tiger class light cruisers

    Tiger class light cruisers

    Chris Graham on 29th June 2021

    Conrad Waters recounts the history of the Royal Navy’s three Tiger class light cruisers, which were first conceived during World War II.

  • Preserved recovery trucks

    Preserved recovery trucks

    Chris Graham on 6th April 2021

    Retaining recovery vehicles has prolonged the life of many lorries, as Dudley Rhodes' preserved recovery truck images demonstrate.

  • Operational challenges for the Royal Navy

    Operational challenges for the Royal Navy

    Chris Graham on 18th March 2020

    The Royal Navy is facing operational challenges in the next four years, as the oldest, Type 23 frigates leave the fleet – four years before the first Type 26 warships enter service.