F236 HMS Montrose

UK Royal Navy

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F236 HMS Montrose


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Call Sign: GCOD


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History of UK F236 HMS Montrose

1989-nov-1Laid down
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.
1995-novDeploymentBMBermuda Dockyard WIGS West Indies Guardship Nov 1995 to May 1996. One of the last RN ships to use the Dockyard site.
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 VisitSHGeorgetown Ascension island visit to Georgetown, Ascension Island, en route South Atlantic
2012-mar-20Port VisitPECallao denied permit to dock in Peruvian port of El Callao
2012-apr-17Port VisitUSThalia 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 Dock (TQ) 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 Sea Ceptor, Artisan 3D radar and improving the command system, amongst other internal and external work. Returned to sea in Jun 2017.
2018-oct-29Deploymentdeparted 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-4DeploymentCLValparaíso 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 VisitCLoff Anakena 3 day post-Christmas visit to Easter Island, en route Bahrain.
2019-jan-15Port VisitNZHMNZD Devonport 5 day visit to Auckland. 1st visit of a British Warship to New Zealand for over 20 years.
2019-apr-2Port VisitLKPort of Colombo Visiting Visit to Sri Lanka. After departure, exercised with Sri Lanka Navy.
2019-apr-11HomeportBHMina Salman Port arrived in Bahrain from Tokyo for 3 year deployment, with ships company rotated on a 4 monthly basis. Support will initially be provided by RFA Cardigan Bay.
2019-jul-19DeploymentStrait 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-10DeploymentCTF 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.



    from 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



    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 11
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11
UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 10

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