HMS Montrose Prepares for Japan Visit

February 21, 2019 – A cross of remembrance floats in the South China Sea over the last resting place of 840 British sailors as HMS Montrose paid her respects to the men of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse. The new battleship and veteran battle-cruiser were sunk just three days after the raid on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 as they tried to stop Japanese forces overrunning Malaysia. Instead, the two ships – the kernel of task group Force Z which Churchill sent to the Far East in a bid…

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HMS Montrose Departs for Three Year Deployment to Bahrain

October 26, 2018 – HMS Montrose is preparing to become the Royal Navy’s first frigate to provide an enduring presence in the Gulf as part of the UK’s commitment to security in the Middle East. The Plymouth-based warship will not see the shores of the UK again for more than three years when she deploys on Monday (29 Oct 18), although her ship’s company will rotate in spring 2019. This forward-deployment serves two purposes – to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to maritime security in the Gulf while also ensuring those…

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HMS Montrose shadows Russian warships through English Channel

The Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose shadowed two Russian warships in the approaches to the English Channel after they ventured out of the Baltic. The Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate sailed up the Channel to meet with corvettes RFS Boikiy and Stoikiy as the Russian vessels sortied from their base in the Baltic and entered the North Sea. HMS Montrose worked alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to track the two vessels as they manoeuvred in some of the most congested waters in the world. Montrose met the pair – both Steregushchiy-class…

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