originally proposed to be named Aboukir Bay, Yard No. 142
built by Swan Hunter, but completed from Jul 2006 by BAE Systems at Govan.
Tristan da Cunha dispatched to South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha for emergency harbour repairs and to return an island Medical Officer from leave.
visited Liverpool for the 2008 Tall Ships event, with HMS Argyll.
to Middle East as main support for UK Mine Countermeasure force, returning Jul 2012.
5 month refit at Falmouth for work on ballast water treatment system, overhaul to the main machinery and propulsion, re-paint and anti-fouling and new exhaust management arrangements, which completed in Dec. ( Pictured (Pic1) on 16 Jul 2012 ).
Cougar 13 departed UK for Middle East support duties as part of Ex Cougar 13.
Operation Atalanta detached from the Cougar 13 mission to support the EU counter piracy operation off Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, until mid Nov.
Atlantic Patrol Task (North) departed Falmouth for 6 month APT(N) deployment. Joined by 2x Lynx HMA.8 from 815 NAS flights. Returned to Falmouth 21 Dec.
Emergency planning visited Spanish Town (British Virgin Is.) for Emergency Planning reviews for 3 days, as part of her APT (N) deployment. Departed 29 Jul. 815 NAS 234 Flt Lynx HMA.8 ZD268/366 embarked.
ordered from Caribbean, as part of British humanitarian aid after Hurricane Joaquin struck Crooked Island, Acklins Island and Long Island, part of the Bahamas group.