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F236 HMS Montrose

UK Royal Navy

F236 HMS Montrose

IMO: 8949642
MMSI: 234618000
Flight Deck: MR
Call Sign: GCOD
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Montrose F236

1989-nov-01Laid downLaid down Yard No 1042
1995-julAircraftAircraft 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-novDeploymentDeployment BM Bermuda Dockyard WIGS West Indies Guardship Nov 1995 to May 1996. One of the last RN ships to use the Dockyard site.
2001DeploymentDeployment South 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-08AircraftAircraft 12nm E of The Lizard Lynx XZ724 accident, during SAR for reported man overboard
2007-janDeploymentDeployment until Jul 2007, task group assignment to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, around the Mediterranean Sea.
2008-mayDeploymentDeployment 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-dec-30RefitRefit Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch at Babcock until Sep 2009, for extensive refit programme, including Seawolf mid life upgrade.
2009-janRefitRefit DS30M 30mm Added DS30M Mark 2 30mm Gun and was 1st Type 23 to have upgraded DNA 2 Combat Management System installed.
2010-augDeploymentDeployment for 5 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf on anti-piracy patrol, returned to HMNB Devonport on 23 Dec 2010.
2011-oct-24DeploymentDeployment South 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 VisitPort Visit SH Georgetown Ascension island visit to Georgetown, Ascension Island, en route South Atlantic
2012-mar-20Port VisitPort Visit PE Callao denied permit to dock in Peruvian port of El Callao
2012-apr-17Port VisitPort Visit US Thalia St Wharf Thalia St Wharf NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
2012-oct-02DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for 3 month Cougar 12 deployment in the Mediterranean
2013-aug-12DeploymentDeployment Operation 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-24DeploymentDeployment transit through the Strait of Hormuz, escorting HMS Illustrious, as part of Cougar 13 deployment.
2013-novDeploymentDeployment SY Port of Latakia Operation Recsyr 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 VisitPort Visit West India Dock (TQ) visited West India Dock, South Quay for 350th anniversary of Royal Marines weekend.
2014-jun-06DeploymentDeployment Baltic Sea BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014 embarked Lynx ZD261 of 815 NAS 214 Flt.
2014-jul-09Port VisitPort Visit Visit to Montrose, Angus Scotland.
2014-oct-17RefitRefit surface and low level air search radar Type 997 at HMD Devonport with Babcock for fitting Sea Ceptor, Artisan 3D radar and improving the command system, amongst other internal and external work. Returned to sea in Jun 2017.
2018-oct-29DeploymentDeployment Operation Kipion departed HMNB Devonport for 3 year deployment to Middle East. After an initial global maritime security mission, she will be forward-based at Mina Salman in Bahrain and the ships company will rotate from the UK periodically.
2018-dec-04DeploymentDeployment CL Valparaíso Chilean Navy 200th Anniversary ExpoNaval 2018 Attended the ExpoNaval 2018 with her Wildcat ranged on deck, during a 9 day visit to Valparaiso
2018-dec-26Port VisitPort Visit CL off Anakena 3 day post-Christmas visit to Easter Island, en route Bahrain.
2019-jan-15Port VisitPort Visit NZ HMNZD Devonport 5 day visit to Auckland. 1st visit of a British Warship to New Zealand for over 20 years.
2019-apr-02Port VisitPort Visit LK Port of Colombo Visiting Visit to Sri Lanka. After departure, exercised with Sri Lanka Navy.
2019-apr-11HomeportHomeport BH Mina Salman Port arrived in Bahrain from Tokyo for 3 year deployment, with ships company rotated on a 4 monthly basis, until Nov 2022. Support will initially be provided by RFA Cardigan Bay.
2019-jul-19DeploymentDeployment Strait of Hormuz (choke) arrived on scene just too late to prevent Iranian seizure of mv Stena Impero making independent passage, in period of heightened international tension around the Persian Gulf between Bandar Abbas and the UAE.
2019-oct-10DeploymentDeployment CTF 150 Combined Task Force 150 While operating with her Port Crew on rotation from UK in Arabian Sea as part of CTF150, seized a significant haul of narcotics, in cooperation with FS Jean Bart.
2020-marAircraftAircraft Op Kipion Continuing her Operation Kipion duties in the Persian Gulf, with 815 NAS 210 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 embarked. Mother returned to UK on 5 May.
2020-junDeploymentDeployment Port Crew rotated aboard and 815 NAS 213 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 replaced 210 Flt.
2020-sepAircraftAircraft Op Kipion 815 NAS 217 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 embarked.
2022-nov-13DeploymentDeployment relieved by HMS Lancaster on station, as the long term Middle East frigate. HMS Montrose is returning to the UK, to decommission in spring 2023.

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Type 23 Duke class
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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