Naval Warfare

South Korea arms warships with new cruise missile

South Korea has begun fitting naval destroyers with a new home-developed cruise missile capable of making precision strikes anywhere in North Korea, it was reported yesterday.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:11am

Problems beset new British nuclear submarine

HMS Astute, the British Royal Navy's latest nuclear submarine, sails up the Firth of Clyde to its base in western Scotland. Photo: AFP

Britain's new multibillion-pound hunter-killer submarine, HMS Astute, has been beset by design and construction flaws that have raised doubts about its performance and safety.

Astute, costing £9.75 billion (HK$119.7 billion) and the first of the Royal Navy's seven new submarines, has been unable to reach its intended top speed.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:07am

Into uncharted waters

Owning an aircraft carrier has been the aspiration for generations of Chinese, especially within the People's Liberation Army.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shipping forecast

One thing the Obama administration has in common with the previous administration seems to be an extraordinary paranoia about the alleged threat posed by Chinese naval expansion.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Navy has plenty of catching up to do, experts say

As the mainland marks the founding of the PLA Navy 60 years ago in Qingdao tomorrow, another equally important anniversary comes to mind - the annihilation of the bulk of China's first modern navy by Japan 115 years ago, a battle that shaped the courses of both nations.

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

The Real Cruel Sea

The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1943

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24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Strickland keeps up Winling streak

AT the end of it all, Wayman Strickland was pleased. Not only did he lead his team to a third straight local basketball title, he was voted Most Valuable Player for the third year in a row after leading Winling to a 91-81 victory over Seapower to win the Henderson Cup.

8 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

China down Seapower to claim third victory in a row

The Chinese Olympic team marched to their third straight victory in the Henderson Super Commercial Cup after beating Seapower 64-60 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night, writes Unus Alladin .

19 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Armed pirates target region's high seas

THE Hong Kong region is singled out for concern in an international report which details the hijacking of ships by pirates using firearms and excessive violence.

14 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Seapower stay in hunt for Senior Shield

FORMER champions Seapower kept alive hopes of regaining the Senior Shield title with a narrow one-point victory over Fukien in an exciting losers' pool match at the MacPherson Stadium last night.

18 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Mark Six

THE numbers drawn in yesterday's Mark Six were: 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 24. The extra number was 4. There was one winning unit for the first prize, which paid $2,254,788.

There were four winning units for the second prize, which paid $375,796 per $4 unit. There were 177.5 winning units for the third prize, which paid $21,168 per $4 unit.

1 Jan 1993 - 12:00am