departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month, 2nd Gulf deployment, relieved HMS Montrose on station in the Eastern Mediterranean on 26 Feb and was involved in force protection operations (Danish and Norwegian ships of Task Group 420) for ships removing chemical weapon stocks from Syria. Relieved in Mediterranean by HMS Defender in early Jul and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 11 Jul.
HMD PortsmouthCUPMk 141 quad Harpoon entered 15 month Capability Update Period with BAE Systems at HMD Portsmouth, until Mar 2015. Included Harpoon ASM, communications upgrade, improved high pressure air and salt water systems and a new gas turbine. Post refit trials until c Oct 2015
Visit to Gibraltar whilst returning to HMNB Portsmouth
weekend visit to Aberdeen for Remembrance Sunday, departing 10 Nov.
1st Type 45 to visit Antwerp, until Mon 16 Nov.
Hall Russell visited Aberdeen for weekend with gift from people of Stavangar, Norway
off LibyaOperation Sophia departed HMNB Portsmouth for 2 month Mediterranean anti-arms and human trafficking deployment, to relieve RFA Mounts Bay.
SNMG2 departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Middle East and Gulf maritime security and anti-piracy deployment, to relieve HMS Monmouth. Wildcat HMA.8 ZZ380 embarked. Diverted to take flagship role of NATO SNMG2 in Mediterranean and Black Sea, from HMS Duncan on 20 Sep.
damaged propellor shaft in Mediterranean forced remainder of deployment to be abandoned. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth for major rectification work.