Deployment departed HMNB Devonport for 3 month Cougar 12 deployment in the Mediterranean
DeploymentOperation KipionCougar 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.
Deployment transit through the Strait of Hormuz, escorting HMS Illustrious, as part of Cougar 13 deployment.
DeploymentPort of LatakiaOperation Recsyr retasked to provide Force Protection to UN fleet removing chemical weapons from Syria as part of Operation Recsyr, via the port of Latakia
Port VisitWest India Dock (TQ) visited West India Dock, South Quay for 350th anniversary of Royal Marines weekend.
DeploymentOperation 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.
DeploymentValparaísoChilean Navy 200th AnniversaryExpoNaval 2018 Attended the ExpoNaval 2018 with her Wildcat ranged on deck, during a 9 day visit to Valparaiso
Port Visitoff Anakena 3 day post-Christmas visit to Easter Island, en route Bahrain.
Port VisitHMNZD Devonport 5 day visit to Auckland. 1st visit of a British Warship to New Zealand for over 20 years.
Port VisitPort of ColomboVisiting Visit to Sri Lanka. After departure, exercised with Sri Lanka Navy.
HomeportMina 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.
DeploymentStrait 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.
DeploymentCTF 150Combined 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.
AircraftOp 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.
DeploymentPort Crew rotated aboard and 815 NAS 213 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 replaced 210 Flt.
AircraftOp Kipion815 NAS 217 Flt Wildcat HMA.2 embarked.
Deployment 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.