The Type 23 frigate has a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet due to a £20 million docking and upgrade in her home port of Devonport Naval Base in partnership with Babcock Marine . HMS Somerset ’s commanding officer, Commander Mike Smith, said: I am incredibly proud to be taking HMS Somerset back to sea after what has been a highly productive upgrade
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HMS Somerset returns to sea after £20 million refit
Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a £25 million contract to Debut Services (South West) Ltd to build new waterfront facilities in Devonport Naval Base that will provide vital support for Royal Marines preparing to use amphibious landing craft for operations.
Go ahead for new Royal Marines’ facilities at Devonport
The crew of HMS Cornwall said farewell to the ship last week at a decommissioning ceremony at Devonport Naval Base.
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Crew bids farewell to HMS Cornwall
The Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth sailed from Devonport Naval Base at the weekend for a six-month deployment to the Gulf on maritime security and counter-piracy operations.
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HMS Monmouth deploys to Gulf region