UK Type 23 Duke class

Frigate
ships



1989    


Frigate Type 23 Duke class

By 2013, these members of the Type 23 Fleet had been converted for Merlin operations:

Kent, Lancaster, Monmouth, Northumberland, Richmond, Somerset, St Albans, Sutherland, Westminster.

Although now that the Merlin HM.2 conversion programme is underway, the UK has so few front line Merlin airframes, that Lynx (example) are being recycled to make up the numbers.

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180crew
3600light (tn)
4200full load (tn)
133length (m)
16.10beam (m)
5.50draught (m)
7800range (nm)
28max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine diesel - Paxman Valenta 12CM
2Naval Engine electric motors
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODLAG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
2Naval Gun single 30 mm
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 2070 Talisman
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 911
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1007
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050

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UK Royal Navy AW eh.101 11
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11
UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 10

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UK Swan Hunter - Wallsend4
UK Yarrow - Scotstoun12


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UKRoyal NavyF230HMS NorfolkGAAN - NF19902005
CL Chilean Navy FF-05 Almirante Cochrane 2006--
UKRoyal NavyF231HMS ArgyllGACG - AY1991--
UKRoyal NavyF233HMS MarlboroughGAGJ - MA19912005
CL Chilean Navy FF-06 Almirante Condell 2008--
UKRoyal NavyF229HMS LancasterGACH - LA1992--
UKRoyal NavyF234HMS Iron DukeGCOB - IR1993--
UKRoyal NavyF235HMS MonmouthGCOC - MM1993--
UKRoyal NavyF236HMS MontroseGCOD - MR1994--
UKRoyal NavyF237HMS WestminsterGCOK - WM1994--
UKRoyal NavyF238HMS NorthumberlandGCOH - NL1994--
UKRoyal NavyF239HMS RichmondGCOJ - RM1995--
UKRoyal NavyF82HMS SomersetGOIP - SM1996--
UKRoyal NavyF80HMS GraftonGCOY - GT19972006
CL Chilean Navy FF-07 Almirante Lynch 2007--
UKRoyal NavyF81HMS SutherlandGCOZ - SU1997--
UKRoyal NavyF78HMS KentGDIR - KT2000--
UKRoyal NavyF79HMS PortlandGDIS - PD2001--
UKRoyal NavyF83HMS St AlbansGDIT - SB2002--

16 units


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1984-octOrderedUK F230 HMS Norfolk
1985-dec-14Laid downUK F230 HMS Norfolk
1987-mar-20Laid downUK F231 HMS Argyll
1987-jul-10LaunchedUK F230 HMS Norfolk
1987-oct-22Laid downUK F233 HMS Marlborough
1987-dec-18Laid downUK F229 HMS Lancaster
1988-dec-12Laid downUK F234 HMS Iron Duke
1989-jan-21LaunchedUK F233 HMS Marlborough
1989-apr-8LaunchedUK F231 HMS Argyll
1989-jun-1Laid downUK F235 HMS Monmouth
1989-nov-1Laid downUK F236 HMS Montrose
1989-decOrderedUK F237 HMS Westminster
1989-decOrderedUK F238 HMS Northumberland
1989-decOrderedUK F239 HMS Richmond
1990-may-24LaunchedUK F229 HMS Lancaster aka The Red Rose, aka The Queens Frigate
1990-jun-1CommissionedUK F230 HMS Norfolk
1991-jan-18Laid downUK F237 HMS Westminster
1991-mar-2LaunchedUK F234 HMS Iron Duke
1991-apr-4Laid downUK F238 HMS Northumberland
1991-may-31CommissionedUK F231 HMS Argyll
1991-jun-14CommissionedUK F233 HMS Marlborough
1991-nov-23LaunchedUK F235 HMS Monmouth also known as The Black Duke.
1992-janOrderedUK F82 HMS Somerset
1992-janOrderedUK F80 HMS Grafton
1992-janOrderedUK F81 HMS Sutherland
1992-feb-4LaunchedUK F237 HMS Westminster
1992-feb-6Laid downUK F239 HMS Richmond
1992-apr-4LaunchedUK F238 HMS Northumberland
1992-may-1CommissionedUK F229 HMS Lancaster originally intended to be F232 but changed to F229
1992-jul-31LaunchedUK F236 HMS Montrose
1992-oct-12Laid downUK F82 HMS Somerset
1993-marAircraftUK F231 HMS Argyll assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3 ZD567 as /365-AY until 25 Mar 1994.
1993-apr-6LaunchedUK F239 HMS Richmond
1993-may-13Laid downUK F80 HMS Grafton
1993-may-20CommissionedUK F234 HMS Iron Duke
1993-sep-24CommissionedUK F235 HMS Monmouth
1993-oct-14Laid downUK F81 HMS Sutherland
1994-janAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD253 /415-MM as Monmouth Flt until c Apr 1994
1994-febDeploymentUK F230 HMS Norfolk Atlantic Patrol Task (South) relieved HMS Newcastle for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) around the Falklands
1994-mar-25AircraftUK F231 HMS Argyll Lynx HAS.3S ZD567 / 365-AY crashed and sank 7nm E of Andros Island.
1994-aprAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3S ZD251 /415-MM as Monmouth Flt until c Mar 1996
1994-may-13CommissionedUK F237 HMS Westminster
1994-jun-2CommissionedUK F236 HMS Montrose
1994-jun-26LaunchedUK F82 HMS Somerset
1994-nov-5LaunchedUK F80 HMS Grafton
1994-nov-29CommissionedUK F238 HMS Northumberland
1995-feb-11DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth departed HMNB Devonport for a planned, 10 month, round the world deployment. Damaged by a severe mid Atlantic storm and repaired at Newport News, Va.
1995-jun-9DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth Planned visit to Wellington, NZ for 4 days. First visit by a British warship since NZ Government declared New Zealand a nuclear-free zone. To be in company with RFA Brambleleaf but Monmouth was damaged in Feb 1995 during her Atlantic crossing and needed repairs in Newport News, Va. This NZ visit may well have been cancelled.
1995-jun-22CommissionedUK F239 HMS Richmond
1995-julAircraftUK F236 HMS Montrose assigned 815 NAS Lynx ZF557 / 444-MR as ships flt by Jul 1995 until c Dec 1997. Included 3 week detachment to USS Cape St George during Jun 1997.
1995-aug-9DeploymentUK F237 HMS Westminster Operation Harlech ordered to Montserrat in response to further eruptions for a relief and evacuation mission. Joined by HMS Southampton on 19 Aug.
1995-decAircraftUK F231 HMS Argyll assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ230/365-AY until c Nov 1996.
1996-febOrderedUK F78 HMS Kent
1996-febOrderedUK F79 HMS Portland
1996-febOrderedUK F83 HMS St Albans
1996-marDeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South)
1996-mar-9LaunchedUK F81 HMS Sutherland aka The Fighting Clan.
1996-may-24DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll relieved HMS Brave on station in Caribbean as West Indies Guardship.
1996-sepAircraftUK F238 HMS Northumberland 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD265 as Northumberland Flt / 372-NL by Sep 1996 until c Mar 1998
1996-sep-20CommissionedUK F82 HMS Somerset
1996-octAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ728 /415-MM as Monmouth Flt
1997-feb-25AircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth Lynx XZ728/415-MM rolled over the side of the ship when a lashing broke, while exercising near the Eddystone Light, c 15nm S of Plymouth. Airframe subsequently salvaged.
1997-marTrialsUK F234 HMS Iron Duke took part in Lynx HMA.8 Stingray torpedo trials at the AUTEC ranges. Iron Duke Flt ZF560/404-IR embarked.
1997-apr-16Laid downUK F78 HMS Kent
1997-may-29CommissionedUK F80 HMS Grafton
1997-julPort VisitUK F235 HMS Monmouth to Wellington NZ for visit
1997-jul-4CommissionedUK F81 HMS Sutherland
1998-jan-14Laid downUK F79 HMS Portland
1998-feb-13DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth Operation Resilient Ordered to Freetown from Guinea, to provide humanitarian assistance following overthrow of military government. Relieved on station by HMS Cornwall on 23 Feb.
1998-marAircraftUK F80 HMS Grafton assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/347-GT
1998-aprDeploymentUK F80 HMS Grafton departed HMNB Portsmouth for 8 month Middle and Far East deployment. Returned Dec 1998.
1998-apr-4Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked 815 NAS 208 Flt Lynx XZ722/365-AY
1998-may-27LaunchedUK F78 HMS Kent
1998-jul-17Port VisitUK F233 HMS Marlborough visit to Latakia in company with RFA Fort Victoria
1998-aug-28DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998., Portsmouth, on board Lynx ZF560
1998-aug-28DeploymentUK F233 HMS Marlborough International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998., Portsmouth, on board Lynx XZ731
1998-sep-23DeploymentUK F80 HMS Grafton Lynx ZD256 accident
1998-decAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD257 until c Oct 2001
1999RefitUK F229 HMS Lancaster Major, 12 month refit
1999DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Dec 1999 and Feb 2000, relieved by HMS Southampton.
1999-apr-18Laid downUK F83 HMS St Albans
1999-mayDeploymentUK F80 HMS Grafton part of FS Foch Task Group in Adriatic, off Kosovo
1999-may-15LaunchedUK F79 HMS Portland
2000DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Jul 2000 and Oct 2000, relieved by HMS Iron Duke.
2000DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Oct 2000 and Feb 2001, relieving HMS Argyll and herself relieved on station by HMS Glasgow. Returned to UK 23 Feb 2001.
2000-mayDeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Operation Palliser ordered off Freetown, Sierra Leone to support Operation Palliser.
2000-may-6LaunchedUK F83 HMS St Albans aka The Saint
2000-jun-8CommissionedUK F78 HMS Kent
2000-sep-11DeploymentUK F80 HMS Grafton hit submerged rocks in a fjord near Droebak, outside Oslo while heading for the open sea. Was part of NATO STANVFORLANT flotilla visiting Oslo 9-11 Sep.
2001RefitUK F230 HMS Norfolk Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch First ship to be fitted with Mod 1, Mk 8 4.5 gun
2001DeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Nov 2001 and Mar 2002, relieving HMS Edinburgh and herself relieved by HMS Newcastle.
2001-febPort VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster to Kuwait City for 10th anniversary Liberation ceremonies (from 1991 Iraq invasion)
2001-aprAircraftUK F79 HMS Portland 815 Sqn, 229 Flt Lynx ZD265 assigned as /426-PD Portland Flt, until Dec 2004
2001-may-3CommissionedUK F79 HMS Portland
2001-may-17Port VisitUK F235 HMS Monmouth commenced 5 day visit to Monmouth. The Black Duke was berthed in Newport, Gwent until 22 May 2001.
2001-oct-27AircraftUK F233 HMS Marlborough Ships Flt Lynx ZD253 crashed into Arabian Sea after being hit by Omani patrol boat, while operating at low level.
2001-novDeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent maiden deployment to Persian Gulf for 5 month maritime security operation, returning Mar 2002.
2002DeploymentUK F237 HMS Westminster Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed UK for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Operated around Falkland Islands between Sep 2002 and Apr 2003, relieving HMS Newcastle and herself relieved by HMS Lancaster.
2002-feb-6AircraftUK F81 HMS Sutherland 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3 XZ694, air freight to join ship near Veracruz, until Apr 2002
2002-feb-12DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland departed HMNB Devonport for Atlantic Patrol Ship (North) deployment
2002-marPort VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland week long visit to Veracruz, for the Port 100th anniversary celebration.
2002-mar-27Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland anchored offshore for 1 day visit to Montserrat
2002-apr-12Port VisitUK F230 HMS Norfolk to Malta to celebrate 60th anniversary of award of George Cross to the island. 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD565/361 embarked.
2002-junAircraftUK F231 HMS Argyll assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ722/365-AY by 1 Jun 2002, until c Nov 2002
2002-jun-6CommissionedUK F83 HMS St Albans
2002-augAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ725 until c Feb 2003
2002-oct-27UK F83 HMS St Albans struck by P&O ferry Pride of Portsmouth while St Albans moored at Fountain Lake Jetty, in Portsmouth Harbour.
2002-novAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 824 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH858/415-MM as Monmouth Flt until c May 2004.
2002-nov-20Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond Visit to the Pool of London (tied up alongside HMS Belfast), until 26 Nov 2002.
2003DeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Operated around Falkland Islands between May 2003 and Nov 2003, relieving HMS Westminster and herself relieved by HMS Glasgow.
2003-janDeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke West Indies Guard ship.
2003-janAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ722 until c Dec 2004
2003-jan-17DeploymentUK F233 HMS Marlborough Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq. First time the Mk 8 Mod 0 gun had been used in combat operations for Naval Gunfire Support. Departed from the Persian Gulf on 19 Apr for Cairns and homeward via South China Sea. Returned to the UK 8 Aug 2003
2003-feb-10DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Operation Telic Left HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf on the Armilla Patrol, returning 1 Aug 2003, having also provided Naval Gunfire Support during the second Gulf War Iraqi Freedom.
2003-jun-5DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent Operation Telic via West Africa, to support stabilisation and reconstruction operations in Iraq, returning 20 Dec 2003.
2003-jun-9DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Operation Telic to support post-combat and reconstruction operations in Iraq, completing 3 Dec 2003.
2003-sep-13Port VisitUK F80 HMS Grafton visited Royal Albert Dock, London for the DSEI 2013 exhibition at the ExCel Centre 9-12 Sep
2004RefitUK F237 HMS Westminster towed array sonar Type 2087 refit at HMD Rosyth to prepare for Merlin operations and undertake the first installation of the Type 2087 Sonar, rejoining the fleet on 27 Jan 2005.
2004DeploymentUK F80 HMS Grafton Armilla Patrol early 2004
2004-janUK F235 HMS Monmouth ship granted Freedom of Monmouth, her affiliated town
2004-junAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 824 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH850 as /462-WM, until Oct 2004.
2004-julDeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Deployed for 5 months on Atlantic Patrol Task (North), which included support for Caribbean islands during their hurricane season, returning in Dec 2004.
2004-augRefitUK F238 HMS Northumberland until Aug 2005, at Babcock in Rosyth.
2004-sepDeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Atlantic Patrol Task (South) 4 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South). Operated around Falkland Islands between Sep 2004 and Dec 2004, relieving HMS Cardiff and herself relieved by HMS Gloucester. Returned to HMNB Devonport in Dec 2004.
2004-octAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH850 as /462-WM, until Apr 2006.
2004-octAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH858/415-MM as Monmouth Flt until c Sep 2005.
2004-dec-8AircraftUK F236 HMS Montrose Lynx XZ724 accident, during SAR for reported man overboard
2004-dec-8AircraftUK F79 HMS Portland Lynx XZ724 during SAR by 815 NAS 229 Flt received report of man overboard from HMS Montrose, off the Lizard. Working with Sutherland Flt Lynx and 771NAS Sea King Rescue 193 on scene. This tragedy led to the inauguration of the Osprey Trophy in 2007 for excellence amongst front line Lynx units.
2005-febDeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Devonport for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment, for Task Group 326.02. Operated around Falkland Islands between Mar and Sep 2005, relieving HMS Gloucester and herself relieved by HMS Southampton.
2005-febDeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Operation Telic departed UK for 6 month maritime security deployment to Persian Gulf. Relieved HMS Marlborough in Mar 2005 as Operation Telic guardship with Task Group 330.01. Returned Aug 2005.
2005-marAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ729 until c May 2005.
2005-marDeploymentUK F233 HMS Marlborough Operation Telic relieved in Persian Gulf as Operation Telic guardship in Task Group 330.01 by HMS Argyll.
2005-apr-15DecommissionedUK F230 HMS Norfolk following Jul 2004 announcement by UK MoD to reduce Type 23 fleet to 13 vessels.
2005-may-1AircraftUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Lynx XZ690 assigned. Ships Flight airframe is known as The Duchess.
2005-junDeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean deployment, returning on 3 Aug 2005.
2005-julRefitUK F239 HMS Richmond Began major refit at Fleet Support Ltd, Portsmouth, which included enhancements for Merlin operations. Accepted back into service 6 Sep 2006.
2005-jul-7Port VisitUK F80 HMS Grafton to Ipswich. Entry to port escorted by 4 Lynx and 2 Gazelle from AAC Wattisham.
2005-jul-8DecommissionedUK F233 HMS Marlborough following Jul 2004 announcement by UK MoD to reduce Type 23 fleet to 13 vessels.
2005-sepAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH857/415-MM as Monmouth Flt until c Mar 2006.
2006Fate: transferedUK F230 HMS Norfolk to Chile as Almirante Cochrane
2006TrialsUK F81 HMS Sutherland conducted trials of ScanEagle reconnaissance UAV
2006-feb-13DeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month security deployment to the Red Sea, Gulf and Indian Ocean, initially operating with French Navy units led by FNS Charles de Gaulle and including FNS Cassard, FNS Montcalm and HMNLS De Zeven Provincien, supported by FNS Somme. Returned mid Jul 2006.
2006-feb-13DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month maritime security and anti-piracy deployment in the northern Gulf and Indian Ocean; returned to Portsmouth, via Beirut, on 18 Aug.
2006-mar-15Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset visit to the Pool of London, tied up alongside HMS Belfast, near Tower Bridge
2006-mar-31DecommissionedUK F80 HMS Grafton following Jul 2004 announcement by UK MoD to reduce Type 23 fleet to 13 vessels. Ships Bell to Ipswich Council offices
2006-aprAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH857 as /415-WM, until Sep 2008.
2006-aprAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH850/462-MM as Monmouth Flt until c Nov 2006
2006-mayAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH828 as /474, until Nov 2008.
2006-jun-12DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent departed HMNB Portsmouth for a six month maritime security deployment to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. She was relieved by HMS Sutherland in Oman on 5 Nov.
2006-jul-20DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans Operation Highbrow assisted in evacuating UK nationals from Beirut during the Israel - Lebanon conflict
2006-oct-11DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Operation Vela (Green Eagle) conduct of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone
2006-novPort VisitUK F237 HMS Westminster visited Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during return from a 6 month Far East deployment.
2006-nov-5DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland relieved HMS Kent at Salalah, Oman on Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean mission
2006-nov-18Port VisitUK F235 HMS Monmouth to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for visit and Ship Open to Visitors.
2006-nov-22CommissionedCL FF-05 Almirante Cochrane
2007Fate: transferedUK F233 HMS Marlborough to Chile as Almirante Condell
2007-janDeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose until Jul 2007, task group assignment to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, around the Mediterranean Sea.
2007-janAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH840/415 as Monmouth Flt, at intervals until c May 2009.
2007-jan-5Port VisitUK F83 HMS St Albans Ship Open to Visitors at the London Boat Show, until 15 Jan.
2007-febRefitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke at Fleet Support Ltd in HMD Portsmouth for 10 month refit including conversion to Merlin operation and a new Chemical, Biological and Nuclear defence package, until Dec 2007
2007-febDeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth departed HMNB Devonport on a 9 month, round the world mission, returning 3 Dec 2007.
2007-marFate: transferedUK F80 HMS Grafton transferred to Chilean Navy, following an agreement in Sep 2005.
2007-mar-28CommissionedCL FF-07 Almirante Lynch
2007-mar-28CL FF-07 Almirante Lynch Handed over to Chilean Navy at HMNB Portsmouth as part of Project Puente to renew its surface fleet
2007-aprDeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland assumed role of Flagship of CTF 158 in the northern Persian Gulf
2007-mayRefitUK F83 HMS St Albans towed array sonar Type 2087 until May 2008, at Babcock in Rosyth, which included conversion to operate the Merlin, the Seawolf mid life upgrade and a new Type 2087 towed array sonar.
2007-may-10DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Left HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf (relieving HMS Cornwall on 17 Jul) as part of Combined Task Force 158, returning Dec 2007.
2007-octDeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll departed UK for 6 month deployment in Persian Gulf as part of CTF-150, returning Apr 2008
2007-novAircraftUK F78 HMS Kent assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD257 as Kent (217) Flt, until c Dec 2008
2007-decRefitUK F81 HMS Sutherland towed array sonar Type 2087 at Babcock Marine in Rosyth, until 14 Nov 2008 for extensive refit including Seawolf mid life upgrade and new Type 2087 towed array sonar.
2007-dec-6Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll short visit to Doha, while on patrol in the Northern Arabian Gulf.
2008-jan-21DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month deployment in the Arabian Gulf, returning on 1 Aug 2008.
2008-mayDeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose deployed to the Middle East and Arabian Gulf for a 7 month mission, returning on 3 Oct 2008, after being relieved by HMS Northumberland.
2008-may-2Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent Ship Open to Visitors at 1st Jersey Boat Show in St Helier Marina
2008-may-31DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent departed HMNB Portsmouth for a six month maritime security deployment to Indian Ocean and Far East, returning 15 Dec 2008.
2008-junDeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke to Caribbean for Atlantic Patrol Task (North) deployment, for counter-narcotics, maritime security and humanitarian relief (during the hurricane season)
2008-jul-19Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll visited Liverpool for the 2008 Tall Ships event, with RFA Lyme Bay.
2008-jul-25Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll At Portsmouth 25-27 Jul for Meet Your Navy 2008
2008-aug-31DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke directed to assist in relief operations for Hurricane Gustav
2008-sepDeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Hurricane Ike relief operations Sent for 5 day relief mission as part of British contribution, in company with RFA Wave Ruler.
2008-sepAircraftUK F79 HMS Portland 815 Sq 206 Flt embarked with its Lynx.
2008-sepDeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month Gulf and Middle East deployment, returned Feb 2009
2008-sep-15DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month Arabian Gulf (relieving HMS Montrose) and southern hemisphere maritime security mission, returning 24 Mar 2009.
2008-octAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH829 as /503, until Mar 2009.
2008-oct-4DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2008-novDeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland departed HMNB Devonport for 8 month maritime security mission in Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, returning 3 Jul 2009.
2008-nov-20Port VisitUK F237 HMS Westminster visit to the Pool of London (tied up alongside HMS Belfast), until 24 Nov. (See picture and note the Mk.8 Mod 0 gun at A turret, prior to 2009/2010 refit).
2008-dec-30RefitUK F236 HMS Montrose Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch at Babcock until Sep 2009, for extensive refit programme, including Seawolf mid life upgrade.
2009-janRefitUK F236 HMS Montrose DS30M 30mm Added DS30M Mark 2 30mm Gun and was 1st Type 23 to have upgraded DNA 2 Combat Management System installed.
2009-jan-19DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans departed HMNB Portsmouth for 4 month maritime security deployment to the Mediterranean, returned 7 May.
2009-febDeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Taurus 09 deployment, with HMS Bulwark, HMS Ocean, HMS Argyll, supported by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
2009-feb-16DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll departed HMNB Devonport for 2 month Mediterranean deployment as the Advanced Force Commander for Exercise Taurus 09, returning 17 Apr 2009.
2009-marAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH837 as /503, until Jul 2009.
2009-apr-4Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll tied up in Palma de Mallorca for a 5 day visit, during deployment on Operation Taurus 09.
2009-mayRefitUK F237 HMS Westminster Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch Entered HMD Devonport for refit until mid Mar 2010 with Babcock, to address Seawolf and its control system.
2009-mayDeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent Operation Telic departed HMNB Portsmouth for a six month deployment on Operation Telic, which also included maritime security work in Gulf of Aden, returning 30 Nov 2009
2009-julAircraftUK F82 HMS Somerset assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH824 as /501, until Sep 2009.
2009-julAircraftUK F83 HMS St Albans assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH837 as /503, until Oct 2009 when she was damaged aboard HMCS Montreal.
2009-sepAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH852/ (502 ?) as Monmouth Flt until c Jun 2010.
2009-sep-5HomeportUK F82 HMS Somerset North Yard in Devonport for Navy Days 2009 with Lynx ZD262 of 815 NAS 203 Flt
2009-sep-5HomeportUK F238 HMS Northumberland present for Navy Days 2009, with 829 NAS 04 Northumberland Flt Merlin HM.1 ZH858 aboard
2009-sep-8Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset DSEI exhibition with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD262 embarked
2009-sep-28DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth Armilla Patrol departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month Northern Arabian Gulf deployment, until mid Apr 2010 return.
2009-octAircraftUK F82 HMS Somerset assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH856 as /501, until c Apr 2010.
2009-octAircraftUK F83 HMS St Albans assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH848 as /503, until c Aug 2010.
2009-octAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH832 as /505, until c Aug 2010.
2009-oct-5DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2 participated in Ex JW 09-2, with 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH858 embarked
2009-oct-5DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2 participated in Ex JW 09-2, with 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ229/426-PD embarked
2009-oct-9RefitUK F231 HMS Argyll Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch to Babcock at Rosyth for an 11 month refit, including the Seawolf mid life upgrade returning to HMNB Devonport on 30 Sep 2010.
2009-oct-9AircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth Ships Flt Merlin HM.1 829Sq ZH852 /(502) noted at Luqa
2009-oct-22DeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster Left HMNB Portsmouth with 815 NAS, 211 Flt Lynx embarked, for a 7 month Middle East deployment supporting CTF150 and CTF151, returning on 27 May 2010.
2009-oct-30Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke to Fort Lauderdale, Fl for 5 day visit, towards end of Atlantic Patrol Task (North) deployment, departed 4 Nov.
2009-dec-14DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke returned to UK after Atlantic Patrol Task (North) deployment
2010-feb-1DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans Departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month Arabian Gulf and Middle East deployment, returning in Aug 2010.
2010-apr-13DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Sailed from HMNB Devonport for a 7 month deployment to the South Atlantic. 815 Sq 206 Flt Lynx HMA.8 embarked. Relieved HMS York and in turn was relieved on station by HMS Gloucester.
2010-mayDeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Exercise Auriga 2010 Participated in Joint exercise in Western Atlantic, until Aug 2010.
2010-may-26DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset departed HMNB Devonport for a 7 month deployment around the Arabian Gulf and Horn of Africa with 815 Sq 229 Flt Lynx HMA.8 /375 embarked. Was relieved by HMS Cumberland for duty with CTF-152 and returned on 2 Dec 2010.
2010-may-27DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth Escorted Operation Dynamo veteran vessels during 70th anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuations
2010-jun-28Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
2010-julAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH858 as /502, until Aug 2010.
2010-jul-3Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond 3+4 July participated with Fleet Days Zeebrugge Belgium. On board Merlin ZH832.
2010-jul-6Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond Visit to the Pool of London (tied up alongside HMS Belfast) carrying Merlin ZH832, to renew links with the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames until 12 Jul 2010.
2010-jul-17DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent Participated in Exercise FRUKUS 10, rehearsing Disaster Relief operations with French Navy, US Navy and Russian Navy.
2010-augDeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose for 5 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf on anti-piracy patrol, returned to HMNB Devonport on 23 Dec 2010.
2010-augAircraftUK F237 HMS Westminster assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH841 as /502, until at least Jul 2011.
2010-sep-16Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent four day visit to Dover, departing 19 Sep 2010
2010-octRefitUK F229 HMS Lancaster to BAE Systems at HMD Portsmouth for her 4th refit, of 16 months. Work included more efficient progress through the water, upgrades to weapons and computer systems, new shafts and upgrade to accommodation. Could not afford the towed array sonar Type 2087 upgrade.
2010-octAircraftUK F239 HMS Richmond assigned 829 NAS 05 Flight Merlin HM.1 ZH836 as /505
2010-novAircraftUK F81 HMS Sutherland assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH863 as /501
2010-novAircraftUK F231 HMS Argyll assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ691/365-AY until at least Jul 2011.
2010-nov-12Port VisitUK F235 HMS Monmouth visit to Cardiff to take part in Remembrance weekend ceremonies
2011-janRefitUK F78 HMS Kent towed array sonar Type 2087 to Babcock at Rosyth for an 11 month refit, to include new Type 2087 sonar and updated 4.5" Kryten gun fits, plus Seawolf upgrade.
2011-jan-5DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Left HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month deployment to the Far East, via Suez.
2011-jan-10DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf, relieving HMS Cumberland.
2011-marDeploymentUK F237 HMS Westminster departed from London and ordered off Libya to assist evacuation of UK nationals and support UN Security Council Resolution 1973. Relieved HMS York on station on 4 Mar.
2011-mar-26DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth departed HMNB Devonport for a 7 month maritime security deployment to Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and was relieved by HMS Somerset, returning on 3 Oct 2011
2011-apr-8DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Operation Unified Protector deployed from HMNB Devonport to Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf operations
2011-may-18DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond IMDEX Asia 2011 Present for IMDEX Asia 2011 exhibition in Singapore
2011-jun-5DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans Departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 6 month anti-piracy and anti-narcotics deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, relieving HMS Iron Duke, returning on 2 Dec 2011.
2011-jul-1Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland naval days 2011 (marinedagen) Den Helder, Netherlands. embarked Lynx ZF558
2011-jul-28HomeportUK F239 HMS Richmond Returned to HMNB Portsmouth after 7 month Indian Ocean counter-piracy deployment.
2011-jul-28HomeportUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Returned to HMNB Portsmouth following 7 month Gulf and Mediterranean deployment
2011-aug-17DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month maritime security deployment in Red Sea, Indian Ocean and the Gulf, relieving HMS Monmouth. Returned 24 Feb 2012 after being relieved on station by HMS Westminster.
2011-sep-28DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll departed HMNB Devonport for Arabian Gulf operations, to relieve HMS St Albans and returned to Devonport on 30 Mar 2012, after being relieved on station by HMS Daring.
2011-octDeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans Combined Task Force 150 assigned with CTF 150 in Middle East waters
2011-oct-14RefitUK F239 HMS Richmond to HMD Devonport for a planned 10 month refit at Babcock, primarily for the Seawolf mid life update and completed in Jun 2012.
2011-oct-18Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland visit to the Pool of London alongside HMS Belfast until 22 Oct.
2011-oct-24DeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Devonport to take station for 5 months as APT(S) by mid Nov 2011, relieving HMS Edinburgh and due to be relieved by HMS Dauntless. 815 NAS Lynx c/s Wildcat embarked. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 11 May 2012.
2011-oct-25DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Staff College Sea Days 2011 Demonstrated anti-submarine techniques in the Solent.
2011-oct-25AircraftUK F81 HMS Sutherland noted with 829NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH841/502 aboard, while departing HMNB Portsmouth.
2011-nov-4Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke visit to Kingston-upon-Hull for long weekend, which included a Freedom of the City parade, departing 7 Nov.
2011-nov-7DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke as Fleet Ready Escort, maintaining security of UK waters.
2011-nov-21DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Off the Horn of Africa, performing a RAS with RFA Fort Victoria.
2011-nov-23Port VisitUK F236 HMS Montrose visit to Georgetown, Ascension Island, en route South Atlantic
2011-nov-25Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke arrived in Elizabeth Harbour, Jersey for 4 day visit
2011-decTrialsUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Hosted first deck landing of Lynx Wildcat aboard a frigate, and conducted 3 days of basic small ship operations trials at Portsmouth.
2011-dec-1HomeportUK F78 HMS Kent Returned to HMNB Portsmouth after 50 week refit in Rosyth.
2011-dec-10Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset visited Tanzania to celebrate 50th anniversary of independence.
2012-janRefitUK F235 HMS Monmouth into dry dock for maintenance period at HMD Devonport, departed 29 Feb 2012
2012-janRefitUK F79 HMS Portland towed array sonar Type 2087 to Rosyth for 50 week refit at Babcock, including Type 2087 sonar installation and Sea Wolf mid-life upgrade, departed mid Dec 2012. Rejoined the Fleet on 7 Mar 2013 at HMNB Devonport.
2012-janTrialsUK F234 HMS Iron Duke 10 day small ship operation trials with Wildcat HMA.2 of 700(W) NAS.
2012-jan-23DeploymentUK F237 HMS Westminster departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean deployment, relieving HMS Somerset and due to be relieved by HMS Sutherland. She returned to Portsmouth on 13 Aug 2012 while 829 NAS 02 Flt Merlin arrived back at RNAS Culdrose on 14 Aug.
2012-febTrialsUK F234 HMS Iron Duke further 10 day small ship operation trials with Wildcat HMA.2 of 700(W) NAS.
2012-feb-2TrialsUK F229 HMS Lancaster Commencement of sea trials following 16 month refit, prior to returning to the Fleet.
2012-feb-13Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset visited Malta
2012-marRefitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke surface and low level air search radar Type 997 entered an 11 month refit in Portsmouth, to include installation of the Type 997 ARTISAN surveillance radar (first Type 23 to receive this new 3D radar).
2012-mar-17Port VisitUK F83 HMS St Albans (top) visit to the Pool of London with Merlin ZH863, beside HMS Belfast, until 22 Mar
2012-mar-20Port VisitUK F236 HMS Montrose denied permit to dock in Peruvian port of El Callao
2012-apr-14DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans cooperating with HMS Monmouth in searching for UK SSN HMS Tireless during Perisher command course.
2012-apr-14DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth cooperating with HMS St Albans in searching for UK SSN HMS Tireless during Perisher command course.
2012-apr-17Port VisitUK F236 HMS Montrose NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
2012-may-3RefitUK F82 HMS Somerset 9 month refit at Babcock, HMD Devonport, including Sea Wolf mid-life upgrade and new command systems, until 15 Jan 2013.
2012-jul-5DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month maritime security deployment in the Indian Ocean with 829 NAS Merlin embarked, to relieve HMS Westminster. Relieved by HMS Northumberland and returned to HMNB Devonport on 15 Dec 2012.
2012-jul-6AircraftUK F229 HMS Lancaster flying demonstration by Wildcat for South Korean Trade Delegation, off South Coast of UK. Only 2nd Type 23 to host a Wildcat (ZZ404, an Army AH.1 variant).
2012-sep-23Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent visit to Dover for 3 days, to commemorate the Channel Dash and the crews of 825 Squadron Swordfish torpedo bombers; departing 26 Sep with (ex-St Albans Flt) Merlin ZH848 embarked.
2012-oct-2DeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose departed HMNB Devonport for 3 month Cougar 12 deployment in the Mediterranean
2012-oct-8DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland departed HMNB Devonport for Cougar 12 deployment in the Mediterranean with 829 NAS 05 Flight Merlin, followed by maritime security operations in the Gulf, relieving HMS Sutherland. Relieved in turn by HMS Kent. Merlin disembarked to Culdrose and returned to HMNB Devonport on 10 May 2013.
2012-oct-12Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent to Belfast for 5 day visit, in company with HMS Severn. HMS Kent departed on 16 Oct.
2012-oct-17DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth departed HMNB Devonport for 7 month maritime security and anti-piracy deployment to Persian Gulf with 815 NAS, 215 Flt embarked, relieving HMS Diamond. In turn, relieved on station in Gulf of Aden by HMS Dragon on 24 Apr. Returned to Plymouth on 17 May 2013.
2013-feb-15Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster 3 day visit to Portland, alongside the deep water berth, until 17 Feb.
2013-feb-18DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll departed HMNB Devonport for 7 month South Atlantic and Eastern Pacific deployment, included 815 NAS 211 Flight Lynx embarked. Relieved by HMS Richmond and returned to HMNB Devonport on 12 Sep 2013.
2013-mar-2Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster visit to Canary Wharf for 5 days, depart 7 Mar
2013-mar-3AircraftUK F229 HMS Lancaster 815NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD257/300-LA embarked
2013-mar-10Port VisitUK F83 HMS St Albans (bot) at Amsterdam, embarked Merlin ZH841
2013-mar-13Port VisitUK F237 HMS Westminster visit to the Pool of London (tied up alongside HMS Belfast), until 19 Mar. 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ691/462-WM ranged on deck.
2013-mar-25DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month anti-piracy deployment in Gulf, Somali Basin and Indian Ocean, to relieve HMS Northumberland.To be relieved by HMS Westminster. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 9 Oct.
2013-aprRefitUK F83 HMS St Albans Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch at Portsmouth for 15 month refit including Kryten gun and Seawolf system update. Rejoined fleet on 1 Aug 2014.
2013-apr-2Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent arrived in Tripoli, Libya for 3 day visit. First formal, inter-governmental visit of a British Warship in 40 years.
2013-apr-25Port VisitUK F238 HMS Northumberland arrived at Pinto Wharf, Valletta, until 29 Apr.
2013-may-16Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll arrived for two week mid-deployment maintenance, departed on 30 May.
2013-may-17Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland visit to Portland and Weymouth, departed 20 May.
2013-may-28DeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month humanitarian and anti-narcotic deployment to the Caribbean and North Atlantic. 815 NAS 202 Flt Lynx HMA.8 /300-LA assigned. Supported in theatre by RFA Wave Knight. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth 18 Dec.
2013-jun-7Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset visit to St Marys Isles of Scilly for Battle of the Atlantic 70th celebrations. Departed 9 Jun.
2013-jun-20Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster arrived in Grand Cayman for 4 day disaster preparedness visit
2013-jun-23TrialsUK F234 HMS Iron Duke departed HMNB Portsmouth for trials with Artisan 3D radar, after refit
2013-jun-26Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond alongside in Docklands for 5 day visit to include Armed Forces Day weekend, departing 30 Jun.
2013-aug-2DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Assigned as Fleet Ready Escort in UK waters for 2 months.
2013-aug-2Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster weekend visit to Kingston, Jamaica, until 5 Aug.
2013-aug-5DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month assignment as Atlantic Patrol Task (South) with 815 NAS 206 Flt Lynx HMA.8 /474-RM assigned. Relieved HMS Argyll on station and after relief in turn by HMS Portland, returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 21 Feb 2014
2013-aug-12DeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose Cougar 13 departed HMNB Devonport for 7 month deployment which is to include participation in Ex Cougar 13. Lynx HMA.8 of 815 NAS 214 Flt embarked. Relieved HMS Dragon off the Horn of Africa on 19 Sep. Relieved on station by HMS Diamond on 26 Feb and returned to HMNB Devonport in Mar 2014.
2013-aug-13DeploymentUK F237 HMS Westminster Cougar 13 departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment which included participation in Ex Cougar 13. 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 /415-WM embarked. Relieved HMS Kent in Indian Ocean during Oct 2013. Was relieved in turn by HMS Somerset on station on 11 Feb 2014 and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 27 Feb, disembarking 815 NAS 234 Flight Lynx HMA.8 to Yeovilton.
2013-aug-29Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond arrived St Helena for 2 day visit
2013-aug-30Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll visit to Hamilton, Bermuda
2013-sep-6Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland visit to London for International Shipping Week, alongside at Excel Exhibition Centre until 15 Sep. Wildcat ZZ396 onboard
2013-sep-7Port VisitUK F238 HMS Northumberland visit London for International Shipping Week, alongside at Canary Wharf until 12 Sep
2013-sep-9Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster Cartagena de Indias Colombia for navy fair
2013-sep-13Port VisitUK F238 HMS Northumberland alongside Whitehill Point, Tyneside until 16 Sep.
2013-sep-23Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster 4 day visit to Belize, including Independence Day celebrations, departed on 26 Sep. Lynx HMA.8 815 Sq/300 Spartan aboard.
2013-sep-27Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond 3 day visit to South Georgia, whilst moored off Hope Point, departed 30 Sep.
2013-sep-27Port VisitUK F235 HMS Monmouth berthed in Cardiff, to enable ships company to visit town of Monmouth. Departed 2 Oct.
2013-oct-7DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
2013-oct-7DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
2013-oct-7DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
2013-oct-7DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
2013-oct-7DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
2013-oct-11Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland visited Hamburg, including Ship open to visitors, departed 14 Oct
2013-oct-20RefitUK F231 HMS Argyll surface and low level air search radar Type 997 in HMNB Devonport under maintenance, including installation of the Type 997 ARTISAN surveillance radar (second Type 23 to receive this new 3D radar).
2013-oct-24DeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose transit through the Strait of Hormuz, escorting HMS Illustrious, as part of Cougar 13 deployment.
2013-oct-28RefitUK F81 HMS Sutherland surface and low level air search radar Type 997 commenced planned 11 month refit at HMD Devonport, to include a new command system and the Type 997 Artisan radar. After re-flooding the dry dock in May and emerging from the covered complex in early Oct 2014, completed refit in Mar 2015.
2013-novAircraftUK F235 HMS Monmouth 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ725/415 is Black Knight (ships flt).
2013-novDeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose retasked to provide Force Protection to UN fleet removing chemical weapons from Syria as part of Operation Recsyr, via the port of Latakia
2013-nov-1Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster 4 day visit to Dominican Republic
2013-dec-6Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond arrived Port Stanley for weekend visit which include commemoration of the 1914 Battle of the Falklands on 8 Dec.
2013-dec-16DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth escorted INS Vikramaditya through English Channel on delivery voyage to India, in company with INS Deepak and INS Trikand.
2014-jan-10DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month maritime security deployment in the Gulf, Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean, with 815 NAS 203 Flt Lynx HMA.8 embarked. Relieved on station by HMS Northumberland on 30 Jun and returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Jul.
2014-jan-13DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Devonport for 7 month South Atlantic and Caribbean deployment. Relieved HMS Richmond and returned 1 Aug.
2014-jan-14Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll arrived in Pool of London 14 Jan alongside HMS Belfast, for 5 day port visit. Depart 19 Jan.
2014-jan-20Port VisitUK F239 HMS Richmond visit to Balboa, prior to entering Panama canal from Pacific side, for journey back to UK
2014-feb-6RefitUK F235 HMS Monmouth surface and low level air search radar Type 997 at HMD Devonport with Babcock for fitting Artisan 3D radar and improving Seawolf system, amongst other work, until 6 Jul 2015. Returned to the Fleet in Nov 2015.
2014-mar-12UK F231 HMS Argyll accidentally released a Stingray torpedo while tied up alongside in HMNB Devonport.
2014-mar-17TrialsUK F229 HMS Lancaster Merlin HM.2 initial trials with 829 NAS 01 Flight
2014-mar-24Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland to Luanda, with Lynx HMA.8 /426 embarked
2014-mar-31DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-may-14Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster visit to Hamburg for the 825th anniversary of the port and to join the Hafengeburtstag celebrations. Moored alongside FGS Hamburg.
2014-may-19DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland departed HMNB Devonport for 7 month Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Horn of Africa maritime security deployment with 815 NAS 215 Flt embarked. Relieved HMS Somerset on station, on 30 Jun. Relieved by HMS Kent on station. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 5 Dec.
2014-may-29Port VisitUK F236 HMS Montrose visited West India Dock, South Quay for 350th anniversary of Royal Marines weekend.
2014-junDeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond participated in Exercise Deep Blue with embarked Wildcat HMA.2
2014-jun-5DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond departed HMNB Portsmouth in company with HMS Bulwark and smaller ships for Gold Beach and the 70th Anniversary of D-Day commemorations
2014-jun-6DeploymentUK F236 HMS Montrose BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014 embarked Lynx ZD261 of 815 NAS 214 Flt.
2014-jun-20DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Called at Jersey en route and departed 23 Jun. Relieved in S Atlantic by HMS Dragon. Returned to Portsmouth on 19 Dec.
2014-jun-20DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month Atlantic Patrol Task (North) deployment. 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 /365-AY embarked. Returned to Devonport 18 Dec.
2014-jun-22DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset MoD announces that HMS Somerset is first UK warship to operate ScanEagle reconnaissance UAV
2014-julDeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster rendezvous with RFS Admiral Levchenko and shadowed her through English Channel, passing escort on to HMNLS Evertsen and HMNLS Freisland on 6 Jul.
2014-jul-4Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke short visit to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Isles, departed 7 Jul to continue her Atlantic deployment.
2014-jul-4Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll short visit to Bermuda to update plans for disaster relief, with local authorities. Departed 7 Jul.
2014-jul-9Port VisitUK F236 HMS Montrose Visit to Montrose, Angus Scotland.
2014-augPort VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke spent 4 days at Walvis Bay as guest of the Namibian Navy.
2014-aug-24Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke with Lynx ZD565/404 at Cape Town, South Africa
2014-sep-24Port VisitUK F237 HMS Westminster visit to Docklands for Royal Navy Reserve open day on 27 Sep and Freedom of the City of Westminster parade on Sep 28. Departed 29 Sep.
2014-oct-7TrialsUK F83 HMS St Albans working up with 829 NAS Merlin HM.2 for 3 days off south coast, after emerging from refit.
2014-oct-8Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke rendezvous with HMS Protector off Grytviken
2014-oct-11Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll visit to Santo Domingo for Defence engagement weekend with the Ship Open for Visitors on 12 Oct. Departed 14 Oct.
2014-oct-17RefitUK F236 HMS Montrose surface and low level air search radar Type 997 at HMD Devonport with Babcock for fitting Artisan 3D radar and improving Seawolf system, amongst other internal and external work.
2014-oct-18Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll returned to Bermuda to assist in the clearance operations following Hurricane Gonzalo.
2014-oct-21DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month maritime security mission to Gulf and Indian Ocean, relieving HMS Northumberland. During latter part of deployment in 2015, joined with USS Carl Vinson carrier group and Charles de Gaulle in international operations against ISIS in Syria. Relieved by HMS Richmond and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 15 May 2015.
2014-novRefitUK F237 HMS Westminster surface and low level air search radar Type 997 Type 23 Mid Life Upgrade: refit at HMD Portsmouth (15 Dock), including new Command Systems and Artisan 3D radar fit, by BAE Systems. Refloated 8 Oct 2015. Sea Wolf replaced by Sea Ceptor. Completed Jan 2017.
2014-nov-7DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland International Mine Counter Measures Exercise 2014 participated in major multi-national Gulf exercise, together with a number of UK warships and MCM vessels.
2014-nov-7Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset visit to Avonmouth (Berth S) with 829 NAS Merlin HM.2 embarked, for Remembrance Day services across her namesake county, departed 10 Nov
2014-nov-26Port VisitUK F83 HMS St Albans visit to the Pool of London with Merlin HM.2 ZH836 embarked, beside HMS Belfast, until 2 Dec.
2014-nov-30Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll Visited Havana until 4 Dec, in anticipation of further thawing of relations with the West.
2015-janDeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset operating in Firth of Clyde in the absence of an RAF Maritime Patrol Aircraft, seeking the owner of an unidentified periscope.
2015-jan-15Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland visit to Liverpool Cruise Terminal until 18 Jan.
2015-feb-17DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Took over escort of Russian Neustrashimy class warship Yaroslav Mudryy and supporting tanker Kola through English Channel from Marine Nationale.
2015-feb-26Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster visited Liverpool for 4 days. Ship open to Visitors on Sat 28 Feb. Departed 1 Mar.
2015-feb-28Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset weekend visit to Antwerp.
2015-mar-7Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland visited Portland, with Ship Open to Visitors on 8 Mar.
2015-mar-14DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Middle East deployment, with 815 NAS 206 Flt Lynx HMA.8 embarked, to relieve HMS Kent. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 11 Dec.
2015-mar-17DeploymentUK F231 HMS Argyll Staff College Sea Days 2015 participated in SC Sea Days 2015
2015-mar-21DeploymentUK F229 HMS Lancaster departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Atlantic mission, to relieve HMS Dragon. First UK vessel on operational deployment with Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ377 Voodoo (of 825 NAS 201 Flt) embarked. Supported by RFA Gold Rover from Jun to 8 Nov. Returned to Portsmouth 17 Dec.
2015-mar-24TrialsUK F81 HMS Sutherland departed HMNB Devonport for sea trials following an extensive multi-phase refit and life extension programme. Rejoined the Fleet on 25 Sep.
2015-apr-11DeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1
2015-apr-24Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset 4 day visit to Leith, after JW15-1 to participate in centenary of Gallipoli celebrations. Departed 27 Apr.
2015-mayDeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Combined Task Force 150 operating alongside CTF-150 flagship FS Var in Indian Ocean.
2015-may-26Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland first RN vessel to visit Faroes Islands since HMS Brilliant in 1990
2015-junRefitUK F231 HMS Argyll CAMM (M) Sea Ceptor Type 23 Life Extension Programme: replacement of Seawolf missile system with Sea Ceptor over 20 months, by Babcock at Devonport. Completed Feb 2017.
2015-jun-5DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke BALTOPS 15 deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.
2015-jun-18DeploymentUK F238 HMS Northumberland celebrated 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo by carrying a replica dispatch from Ostend to UK announcing Wellingtons victory.
2015-jul-7Port VisitUK F83 HMS St Albans visit to London, with Ship Open to Visitors on 11 Jul. Due to depart on 15 Jul.
2015-sep-8Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland visit to London for International Shipping Week. Departed on 10 Sep.
2015-sep-13Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke To London in support of DSEI 2015 exhibition, departed 19 Sep.
2015-oct-3DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2015-oct-4Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster visited Lobito for 4 day visit, including joint training with US Marines and Angolan forces
2015-oct-25DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Operation Sophia Committed to Italian-led European Operation Sophia as second British Warship operating against people traffickers in the Mediterranean. Operating beyond Libyan territorial waters.
2015-oct-30Port VisitUK F79 HMS Portland weekend visit to Cardiff
2015-novDeploymentUK F82 HMS Somerset departed HMNB Devonport for 6 week Mediterranean deployment, to provide security for Heads of Government conferences. Returned 11 Dec.
2015-nov-30DeploymentUK F83 HMS St Albans Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month maritime security deployment to the Middle East and the Gulf as part of Operation Kipion. Merlin HM.2 of 829 NAS 01 Flt /88 and Scan Eagle UAV embarked. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 5 Aug 2016.
2015-dec-6Port VisitUK F229 HMS Lancaster visit to Algiers, departed 8 Dec.
2015-dec-7Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent visit to Dover, with Ship Open to Visitors on 9 Dec. Departed 10 Dec.
2016-jan-11DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month deployment around Northern Europe and the Baltic, attached to NATO SMG1; returned to UK 7 Jul 2016.
2016-jan-28Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke early morning arrival at Royal Docks in London with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF562 /404-IR embarked, departed 1 Feb
2016-febUK F229 HMS Lancaster into Extended Readiness, at Portsmouth
2016-feb-5Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke 05-09Feb16 port visit embarked Lynx ZF562/404-IR
2016-mar-3DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Cold Response 2016 In Norway for NATO exercise Cold Response 16
2016-mar-3DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland Cold Response 2016 In Norway for NATO exercise Cold Response 16
2016-mayRefitUK F238 HMS Northumberland CAMM (M) Sea Ceptor entered refit at Babcock, HMD Devonport for Life Extension.
2016-may-12Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent visit to London for capability demonstration prior to leaving for Battle of Jutland commemoration. (pic2) departing 16 May
2016-may-19Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke visitng Lithuania with Lynx HMA.8 /404-IR embarked
2016-jun-20DeploymentUK F79 HMS Portland departed HMNB Devonport for 9 month maritime security deployment in Middle East and Atlantic. 815 NAS 208 Flt Lynx HMA.8 ZF557/426 embarked, which also performed last firing of a Sea Skua missile off NW Scotland, before they were decommissioned. Returned to Plymouth 10 Mar 2017.
2016-jul-23DeploymentUK F78 HMS Kent Guardship for yacht race
2016-aug-26Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland Shortly after tasking as Fleet Ready Escort, arrived off St Marys IoS as Guardship for Scilly Isles Regatta, departed 30 Aug
2016-sep-17Port VisitUK F78 HMS Kent visit to Cardiff, until 21 Sep
2016-sep-23Port VisitUK F82 HMS Somerset weekend visit to Glasgow, departed 27 Sep.
2016-oct-18DeploymentUK F239 HMS Richmond Deployed to escort RFS Admiral Kutnetzov and her task group from the Norwegian Sea, through the North Sea and English Channel on her way to the Mediterranean. Later joined by HMS Duncan.
2016-dec-5DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland As FRE, escorted RFS Vice Admiral Kulakov through English Channel en route eastern Mediterranean
2016-dec-16DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland As FRE, escorted RFS Yaroslav Mudry through English Channel
2017TrialsUK F231 HMS Argyll selected as Trials Vessel for Sea Ceptor missle system
2017-marRefitUK F229 HMS Lancaster left HMNB Portsmouth under tow for HMD Devonport and a refit by Bacock.
2017-mar-6DeploymentUK F235 HMS Monmouth departed HMNB Devonport for 9 month Middle East and Gulf maritime security and anti-piracy deployment. Wildcat ZZ533 Black Jack embarked. Returned to Plymouth on 1 Dec 2017.
2017-jun-23Port VisitUK F234 HMS Iron Duke In Liverpool for AFD celebrations. Ship Open to Visitors 24 Jun.
2017-jun-29DeploymentUK F81 HMS Sutherland joined Queen Elizabeth in the Firth of Forth, as escort, during her pre-Commissioning manufacturers trials.
2017-aug-1DeploymentUK F237 HMS Westminster Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
2017-aug-1DeploymentUK F234 HMS Iron Duke Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
2017-sep-9Port VisitUK F231 HMS Argyll (pic2) at the Royal Docks for London International Shipping Week and the DSEI 2017 exhibition, joining HMS Mersey. Argyll had Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ375 embarked.
2017-sep-20Port VisitUK F235 HMS Monmouth Visted Goa, before exercising with INS Gomati.
2017-oct-21Port VisitUK F81 HMS Sutherland visited West India Dock


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