Commercial sale of Type 22 Frigates

It is the Disposal Services Authority ( DSA ) intention to invite expressions of interest in tendering for the Type 22 Frigates (HMS Chatham, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Cumberland and HMS Cornwall) for the following: Further Use Sinking for an Artificial reef Recycling At this stage the DSA does not require interested parties to specify which Vessel/s they wish to bid for. It is the DSA intention to award at least one vessel to a UK Ship Recycler; this is in part to secure detailed knowledge of the UK’s capacity to recycle vessels. Any decision to award to a UK Ship Recycling company will be made in accordance with transparent and objective evaluation criteria which will be issued at the Invitation to Tender stage

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Commercial sale of Type 22 Frigates

HMS Portland sets sail after £27 million refit

With more than 260,000 man-hours invested in the almost year-long project, the 133-metre HMS Portland has returned to sea bristling with the latest high-tech equipment, maintaining its role at the cutting-edge of the Royal Navy fleet. A total of 19 major system and capability upgrades have been undertaken on the Type 23 frigate , including the installation of new anti-submarine warfare sonar, full upgrade of the ship’s computer systems, an overhaul of the Seawolf missile system, replacement of guns, refurbishment of the galley and upgrades of accommodation

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HMS Portland sets sail after £27 million refit