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Royal Navy

Government won't buy handover warship HMS Chatham

A former British Navy warship that played a key role in the city's handover in 1997 is up for sale this month, giving the government a rare chance to buy a piece of Hong Kong's maritime history.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 4:06am

Problems beset new British nuclear submarine

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

Real dog's life as British sailor

Legend

Just Nuisance is the only dog to have been a member of Britain's Royal Navy. The legendary animal, as tall as a man when standing on his hind legs, he is still fondly remembered today.

History

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

$90,000 OFFICE RAID

Five computer notebooks were among items worth $90,000 stolen from nine offices in an Admiralty office block. Police were called to the Far East Finance Centre in Harcourt Road at 8am when staff found their offices ransacked. Also stolen were two cameras, a mobile phone and cash.

13 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Sailors fear advent of HMS Fluffy as 'cuddly' ship names find favour

The Royal Navy has come under fire over the names it chooses for its ships, which sailors claim are too 'cuddly' for vessels designed to blow enemies out of the water.

The war of words comes amid a government review of defence strategy and the future role of the Navy and the other armed forces.

2 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Admiralty proves popular as office space sold off for $20m

A 1,799-square-foot office on the 33rd floor of the Bank of America Tower in Admiralty has sold for $20 million, according to property agents Chartersince Realty (International). In another deal, two floors in the 28-storey Effectual Building in Hennessy Road were bought for $236 million. The buyer paid about $7,000 per square foot.

14 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Hong Kong laundrymen to continue serving on Royal Navy ships

Hong Kong laundrymen will continue to serve on Royal Navy ships after the handover following a deal signed with a company in the territory.

The future of the men, who work in nearly every big ship, had been in doubt.

13 May 1997 - 12:00am

Sailing into political waters

It is April. The handover is still more than two months away. Yet the Royal Navy's White Ensign has already been lowered over HMS Tamar and the first People's Liberation Army servicemen have settled into their new quarters at Stonecutters Island.

27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Goodwill abounds as Exeter sails in

ITS White Ensign fluttering in the wind and 300 crew standing smartly to attention in their whites, HMS Exeter sailed into Victoria Harbour yesterday.

The first Royal Navy warship to enter Hong Kong in 14 years, and one of the last to arrive under British sovereignty, the Exeter is on its way to make a goodwill visit to China, to cement ties before the handover.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Speedboat trio arrest

THREE mainlanders were arrested and a stolen car recovered yesterday in an operation involving the anti-smuggling taskforce, Marine Police and the Royal Navy.

Officers were told two speedboats would be coming from Weidong to pick up cars from a pier near Tap Shek Kok, Castle Peak.

24 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

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