The strategic offensive role of a navy is a projection of force into areas beyond a country’s shores (for example, to protect sea lanes, deter or confront piracy, ferry troops, or attack other navies, ports, or shore installations).

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HMS Albion (L14)
HMS Albion is an amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy, the first of the two-ship Albion class. Built by BAE Systems Marine in Barrow-in-Furness, Albion was launched in March 2001 by the Princess Royal. Her sister ship, Bulwark, was launched in November 2001, also from Barrow. Affiliated to the city of Chester and based in Plymouth, she is the ninth ship to carry the name Albion (after Albion, an ancient
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Chinese destroyer Nanchang (101)
Nanchang (101) is a Type 055 destroyer of the People’s Liberation Army Navy. She was commissioned on 12 January 2020. Development and design The People’s Liberation Army Navy was interested in a large destroyer from as early as the late-1960s. A development program, code-named “055”, initiated in 1976 was cancelled in 1983 after encountering insurmountable technical
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Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon
The Aérospatiale (formerly Sud Aviation) SA 321 Super Frelon (“Super Hornet”) is a three-engined heavy transport helicopter produced by aerospace manufacturer Sud Aviation of France. It held the distinction of being the most powerful helicopter to be built in Europe at one point, as well as being the world’s fastest helicopter. The Super Frelon was a more powerful development of
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F 334 NRP Dom Francisco de Almeida
  The NRP D. Francisco de Almeida is the second ship of the Bartolomeu Dias class. She was built at the Royal Koninklijen Marine shipyards and was the seventh Karel Doorman-class ship in service with the Dutch Navy. She was increased to the Portuguese Navy on January 15, 2010. MISSION
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French frigate Auvergne (D654)
Auvergne (D654) is an Aquitaine-class frigate of the French Navy. The Aquitaine class were developed from the FREMM multipurpose frigate program. Development and design Original plans were for 17 FREMM to replace the nine D’Estienne d’Orves-class avisos and nine anti-submarine frigates of the Tourville and Georges Leygues classes. In November 2005 France announced a contract of €3.5 billion for development and the first eight hulls, with options
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NRP Bartolomeu Dias (F333)
The NRP Bartolomeu Dias (tack number: F333) is a frigate of the Portuguese Navy, constituting the first ship of the Bartolomeu Dias class. Bartolomeu Dias was integrated into the Portuguese Navy on January 16, 2009. Until then, it was the frigate HrMs Van Nes (F833) of the Karel Doorman class
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