HMS Lancaster Refit Nears Completion

August 15, 2019 – One hundred and twenty-nine crew of the Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster have moved back on board the ship, breathing new life into the 4,500-ton warship following a two year overhaul in Devonport. Known as the ‘Red Rose’, HMS Lancaster – whose sponsor is Her Majesty The Queen in her role as Duke of Lancaster – has undergone extensive upgrades mirroring the major changes across the frigate flotilla, such as the new Artisan 3D radar, improved navigational radar and new-generation Sea Ceptor missile system as the…

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HMS Lancaster Gears Up for Return

July 11, 2019 – Four years since her last mission and two years since she began a massive overhaul, the Queen’s frigate – HMS Lancaster – is back in the water and preparing for renewed action. Crew are due to re-join the Type 23 frigate next month, breathing new life into the 4,500-tonne warship which has been a building site since 2017. The Red Rose emerged from the giant frigate shed in Devonport where most of the work has been carried out and is now aiming to return to her…

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Royal Navy appoints first seagoing Captain for HMS Prince of Wales

The first seagoing Captain of the Royal Navy’s second new aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, will be Captain Stephen Moorhouse. The announcement was made at an event at the Institute of Directors in London just two days before the warship is officially named in Rosyth. Captain Moorhouse is a former Commanding Officer of HMS Ocean and HMS Lancaster, known as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ because Her Majesty is the ship’s sponsor. He will take over next year from Captain Ian Groom, who is serving as the Senior Naval Officer on…

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