allocated 810 Sq Sea King HAS.6 XV660/511-CW as Ships Flt until c May 1997
St Petersburg PortRussian Navy 300th anniversary 5 day visit to St Petersburg, departed 30 Jul.
allocated Lynx HMA.8 ZD566/412-CW for Ships Flt until Dec 1997
departed HMNB Devonport on Atlantic and West Africa maritime security deployment with Sea King of 810 NAS embarked. Returned to UK Aug 1998.
Freetown PortFreetown and IslandsOperation Resilient Ordered to make for Sierra Leone for humanitarian support. Relieved HMS Monmouth on station, on 23 Feb. Ships Flt Sea King instrumental in airlifting medical supplies and food to island communities on Bo, Kenema and Makeni. Continued on original deployment on 20 Mar.
Departed Plymouth for NTG 2000 deployment ( old ocean wave) first stop Gib then on to Haifa, Oman, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Pusan, Shanghai, Vladivostok across the international date line to Honolulu, San Diego, Venezuela then across the Atlantic home to Plymouth
allocated Lynx HMA.8 ZD258/412-CW for Ships Flt, until c Dec 2009
8 month counter-piracy deployment via Mediterranean to Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf and off Somalia as flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, returning to Devonport on 10 Dec 2009.
SNMG2 / CTF508 hosted a Chinese PLAN delegation aboard, in the Gulf of Aden to discuss counter-piracy operations. Delegation visited in Harbin Z-9 9636 from PLANS Zhoushan.
allocated Lynx HMA.8 ZF560/412-CW for Ships Flt, until c May 2010
5 day visit to Falmouth, with Ship Open to Visitors on 25 Apr.
4 day visit to Fowey, with Ship Open to Visitors on 24 and 25 Jul, departed 26 Jul.
Combined Task Force 151 Departed HMNB Devonport for the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa on a 6 month anti-piracy and maritime security mission as Command Ship for Combined Task Force 151.
Visited Falmouth for final time before decommissioning.
Returned to Devonport for final time, prior to decommissioning.
at HMNB Devonport, in advance of her planned out of service date, following the Oct 2010 Defence Review. In 2004, planned decommissioning date had been 2015.
Ships company marched through Truro in a Freedom of the Duchy of Cornwall ceremony