Naval Forgings

Naval Forgings

Somers Forge is a trusted supplier to the defence industry, manufacturing high grade steel products for more than 150 years. Specialising in open die forging for defence applications, manufacturing a range of bespoke products and spares for the world’s navy’s, air force’s and ground units. Our reputation from supplying over 15 global navies and proven capabilities goes without saying, as we are a first-class provider of marine defence forgings and finished components for frigates, destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers to name a few.

As a world leader in open die forging, we have an unrivalled range of equipment in Europe, giving our customers greater flexibility and allowing us to produce forgings between 1kg up to 80 tonnes with lengths up to 23 metres. This caters for a large range of bespoke military parts from full shaft lines to small engine parts. We work with a range of materials including carbon steel, specialised nonferrous and super alloys for military applications including DefStan. Offering inhouse forging, heat treatment, machining, testing and even on site installation.

Pre-machined or completely finished machined

Specialising in the finish machining and refurbishment of ship propulsion shafts. The shaft line incorporates components including tail shaft, intermediate shaft, thrust shaft, flange coupling, gearbox, engine components and bearings, all of which we manufacture. Having developed class approved procedures for the finish machining refurbishment of all types of propulsion shafts. Returning shafts to as a ‘new’ condition, with refurbished shafts then able to last for a further 12 years depending on the water environment.

Our machining centre enables forgings to be supplied either pre-machined or completely finished machined, with a wide range of equipment for drilling, turning, milling, honing, and vertical and horizontal boring. Further work can be carried out on the steel products, such as welding, re-fitting, shaft straightening, balancing, bolt and bearing fitting to accurately meet customer specifications.


Quality is at the forefront of Somers Forge’s manufacturing process and has helped us sustain our global reputation for superb open die forging. Stringent quality control is in place at every level of the manufacturing process, meeting the standards of the MOD, CAA, CCS, DNV, ABS, Lloyds Register of Shipping, AS9100D, BS EN ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015. In-house equipment is used for both non-destructive and destructive testing.

Having earned a worldwide reputation for excellence by helping navies overcome engineering challenges via intelligently combining advanced technology with traditional forging and engineering skills. We thrive on making difficult parts which others cannot and this is why we are a chosen supplier to many OEM’S for marine engineering projects and naval steels. Based in both the U.K and USA.

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