Royal Navy Leads International Exercise in the Baltic Sea

March 11, 2021 – The Royal Navy is leading an international task group of half a dozen warships on a security patrol of the Baltic. Frigates HMS Lancaster and Westminster, tanker RFA Tiderace and vessels from all three Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – have joined forces for a concerted demonstration of Britain’s commitment to the security and…

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20 Years After 9/11, Royal Navy Finally Getting Heavy Machine Guns

February 9, 2021 – There’s an extra layer of defence around HMS Lancaster and her 200 crew to keep her foes at bay. The Portsmouth-based warship has been fitted with heavy machine-guns to fend off small, fast-attack craft – guns tested for the first time off the South Coast this week as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ shakes off winter cobwebs. After…

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HMS Somerset Life Extension Refit Nears Conclusion

December 14, 2020 – Out of the shed as her major refit nears an end is HMS Somerset – the latest Royal Navy frigate to undergo the vital overhaul in Plymouth. The warship has been moved from Devonport’s landmark Frigate Support Centre into the neighboring basin… as her sister HMS Sutherland prepares to take her place in the covered dry…

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HMS Lancaster Trains in the Arctic

November 17, 2020 – HMS Lancaster has completed three days of operations in the High North, marking the second time the Royal Navy has sailed into the Arctic Circle in two months. Once again demonstrating the UK’s commitment to the High North after leading a multi-national task group into the region in September, the Royal Navy has sailed above the…

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