India to Receive INS Vikramaditya on December 4

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today India to Receive INS Vikramaditya on December 4 View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: India View post tag: Naval March 7, 2012 View post tag: INS View post tag: News by topic India to Receive INS Vikramaditya on December 4 View post tag: December View post tag: receive Share this article View post tag: 4 Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Gorshkov) will be delivered to Indian Navy on Dec 4, 2012, reports ITAR-TASS referring to a source in defense industry.“The carrier’s sea trials will start on May 29, and in accordance with the contract terms the ship will be handed over to India on December 4”, said the source.As was reported earlier, sea trials of the carrier will take place in the Barents Sea within two or three weeks. Then will come 3.5-month air wing tests.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 07, 2012; Image: funfix View post tag: Vikramadityalast_img read more

RAN, Japanese officials mark sinking of HMAS Kuttabul

first_img View post tag: HMAS Kuttabul View post tag: Japan Authorities Royal Australian Navy, Japanese officials mark sinking of HMAS Kuttabul Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Consulate representatives attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, to mark the 74th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul.The accommodation ferry was struck by a midget submarine torpedo.Past president of the Naval Historical Society of Australia, Captain Paul Martin (Rtd), said the 27 sailors who lost their lives will forever be remembered for their courage and sacrifice in service of their country.“We remember those brave sailors who lost their lives in Sydney Harbour, when the Second World War came to the heart of Australia’s biggest city,” Captain Martin said.Nineteen Australian, two British and six Japanese sailors died and 10 were injured during the daring night-time raid on 31 May 1942.The memorial marked the loss of life, but also the reconciliation between Japan and Australia as both nations continued to work together promoting important maritime issues.“The loss of the ferry Kuttabul, and the men accommodated onboard, was a smaller tragedy in scale of the great battles of the Second World War. Nevertheless, the loss remains a poignant episode, because it is our loss and our story,” Captain Martin said. View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy, Japanese officials mark sinking of HMAS Kuttabul June 10, 2016 Share this articlelast_img read more