Navy divers on Monday began a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War II bomb ever found in Poland, forcing more than 750 people to evacuate their homes. Dubbed the “earthquake” bomb, the Tallboy bomb was used by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) and weighs nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of explosive, the Navy said on its Facebook account.
Royal Navy vessels scrambled to stop Spanish customs officials boarding a speedboat in an ‘unlawful incursion’ in British waters off of Gibraltar on Monday. A Royal Navy speed boat was sent to escort the Spanish vessel out of British waters near Europa Point at around 4pm. Footage shows a Spanish Customs (Auduanas) Fenix III stop the speed boat while a Spanish helicopter watches from above. Read the full story from the Daily Mail here and watch the video footage here
On Tuesday afternoon, five Turkish CN-235 electronic warfare aircraft and two helicopters scanned from one end of the Aegean in order to locate the “invisible hunters” of the Greek fleet, the powerful and state-of-the-art submarines 214, News Bomb reported. Read more from the Greek Times here https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/10/15/panic-in-turkey-as-its-navy-cannot-find-greek-submarines/
The following is Gilday’s NAVADMIN message celebrating the Navy’s birthday. 1. Shipmates, this year we are celebrating our 245th Birthday virtually,around the world, together. 2. Although this birthday is different than in past years, what has notchanged is how proud we can be of two and a half centuries of tradition, aswell as our Sailors who continue to build our legacy with family members andloved ones at their side. 3. Today, Sailors stand the watch from the Western Atlantic to the SouthChina Sea, and from the High North to the South Pacific. Your Navy enablesprosperity 24/7/365 – at home and abroad – by helping keep the maritimecommons free and open. And I promise you that our allies and partners – aswell as your fellow Americans – all sleep better because you are there. 4. Our birthd...