Friday, January 7, 2011

HMS Ocean (L12)

The Royal Navy landing platform dock ship HMS Ocean (L12) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk during Operation AURIGA. AURIGA is the Royal Navy's major deployment of 2010 to the Eastern Seaboard of North America and the western Atlantic Ocean. The U.K. Amphibious Task Group, will participate in a joint exercise with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) off the coast of North Carolina. Operation AURIGA is focusing on a series of U.S. and Canadian exercises to enhance operational capability by training with coalition partners in traditional warfighting areas of carrier strike, amphibious assault and anti-submarine warfare operations. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie/Released)

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