June 29, 2014 at 8:37 p.m.

HMS Argyll returns to Bermuda

HMS Argyll returns to Bermuda
HMS Argyll returns to Bermuda

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HMS Argyll returns to Bermuda on Monday morning to start a three-day visit.

The Royal Navy’s longest-serving Type-23 frigate will arrive at Dockyard’s commercial berth around 8am and is set to move down to Hamilton later in the day before leaving the island on Thursday.

The visit is part of her latest deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean.

The ship was last on the island at the end of August, 2013, after a string of counter narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific.

She was built in the late 1980s at the Yarrow Yard on the Clyde in Scotland and underwent a $30 million refit in Rosyth between 2009 and 2010.

The frigate then returned to service in the Gulf before heading back to her home waters in 2012 again for major upgrade of all her systems.

She is now one of the most up-to-date and capable frigates in the naval fleet.

Before leaving the UK on June 20, HMS Argyll’s captain, Commander Paul Hammond told www.royalnavy.mod.uk: “As we sail from Plymouth we can reflect on nine months of hard work in preparation for this deployment in which my ship’s company have achieved fantastic results. 

"Deploying on operations marks the beginning of another fresh challenge for Argyll that will see us deliver real benefit to both the Caribbean and the UK.” 

 


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