HMS Kent Deploys to Persian Gulf

August 12, 2019 – Portsmouth-based warships HMS Kent and HMS Defender today left their homeport to embark on operations to the Gulf and Asia Pacific respectively. Type 23 frigate HMS Kent will relieve HMS Duncan of her duties in the Gulf and is scheduled to work alongside US partners as part of the newly-formed International Maritime Security Construct. She will…

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UK Joint Expeditionary Force Deploys to Baltic Sea

May 20, 2019 – Royal Navy flagship HMS Albion deploys to the Baltic Sea today to lead a multinational task group in support of European security. Thousands of UK armed forces personnel will take part in the first UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) maritime deployment. HMS Albion carries the joint staff who will command the deployment – codenamed Baltic Protector…

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HMS Kent Completes Life-Extension Overhaul

October 8, 2018 – Families, friends and former commanding officers helped welcome HMS Kent back to the heart of the Royal Navy after an 18-month keel-to-mast revamp. The frigate has undergone a major overhaul in the hands of Babcock in Plymouth, work which makes her both the most advanced submarine hunter in the Fleet – and helps sustain her on…

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