F236 HMS Montrose

Royal Navy




1994 to present    


F236 HMS Montrose

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Flight Deck: MR
Call Sign: GCOD


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1989-nov-1Laid down
1992-jul-31Launched
1994-jun-2Commissioned
1995-julAircraftassigned 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.
2001DeploymentSouth Atlantic 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.
2004-dec-8Aircraft12nm E of The Lizard Lynx XZ724 accident, during SAR for reported man overboard
2007-janDeploymentuntil Jul 2007, task group assignment to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, around the Mediterranean Sea.
2008-mayDeploymentdeployed to the Middle East and Arabian Gulf for a 7 month mission, returning on 3 Oct 2008, after being relieved by HMS Northumberland.
2008-dec-30RefitMk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch at Babcock until Sep 2009, for extensive refit programme, including Seawolf mid life upgrade.
2009-janRefitDS30M 30mm Added DS30M Mark 2 30mm Gun and was 1st Type 23 to have upgraded DNA 2 Combat Management System installed.
2010-augDeploymentfor 5 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf on anti-piracy patrol, returned to HMNB Devonport on 23 Dec 2010.
2011-oct-24DeploymentSouth Atlantic 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-nov-23Port VisitGeorgetown Ascension island visit to Georgetown, Ascension Island, en route South Atlantic
2012-mar-20Port VisitCallao denied permit to dock in Peruvian port of El Callao
2012-apr-17Port VisitThalia St Wharf Thalia St Wharf NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
2012-oct-2Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 3 month Cougar 12 deployment in the Mediterranean
2013-aug-12DeploymentOperation Kipion 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-oct-24Deploymenttransit through the Strait of Hormuz, escorting HMS Illustrious, as part of Cougar 13 deployment.
2013-novDeploymentLatakia retasked to provide Force Protection to UN fleet removing chemical weapons from Syria as part of Operation Recsyr, via the port of Latakia
2014-may-29Port VisitWest India Docks visited West India Dock, South Quay for 350th anniversary of Royal Marines weekend.
2014-jun-6DeploymentBaltic Sea BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014 embarked Lynx ZD261 of 815 NAS 214 Flt.
2014-jul-9Port VisitVisit to Montrose, Angus Scotland.
2014-oct-17Refitsurface 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.

Specifications    

    from Type 23 Duke class
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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Builder    

Yarrow, Scotstoun


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