Aircraft assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH856 as /501, until c Apr 2010.
Deployment 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.
Deployment 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.
DeploymentOperation Kipion 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.
Deployment MoD announces that HMS Somerset is first UK warship to operate ScanEagle reconnaissance UAV
Port Visit visit to Avonmouth (Berth S) with 829 NAS Merlin HM.2 embarked, for Remembrance Day services across her namesake county, departed 10 Nov
DeploymentFirth of Clyde operating in Firth of Clyde in the absence of an RAF Maritime Patrol Aircraft, seeking the owner of an unidentified periscope.