The crew of Plymouth-based Royal Naval warship HMS Chatham said goodbye to their ship, after more than 20 years’, at an official decommissioning ceremony yesterday (Tuesday 8th). The event was staged in the rain alongside the ship in HM Naval Base Devonport in front of about 100 families, friends and VIPs, including civic and other representatives from the vessel’s … [Read more...] about Crew say farewell to HMS Chatham
Tears were shed at the final homecoming of the Royal Naval warship HMS Chatham today (Wednesday) as she entered HM Naval Base Devonport Plymouth, after 20 years service to the UK across the globe. Well-wishers waved the Type 22 frigate home as she sailed across Plymouth Sound and fired her ceremonial guns as she was escorted by tugs firing their fire hoses high into the sky … [Read more...] about HMS Chatham’s Final Homecoming
Plymouth-based HMS Chatham sailed this morning from her base port of Devonport, Plymouth, for a seven-month deployment to patrol the waters around the Gulf of Aden, the Horn of Africa and the Somali Basin. The ship's commanding officer, Commander Simon Huntington, said: “HMS Chatham is deploying to the Middle East to join NATO forces in the fight against piracy as part of … [Read more...] about Royal Navy warship HMS Chatham deploys on anti-piracy operations
HMS Chatham's crew has celebrated her 21st 'birthday' with a visit by her sponsor, Lady Roni Oswald. The Type 22 frigate affiliated to Chatham and based in Plymouth, took a break during her busy sea trials period in the Channel last weekend to pay a visit to Portsmouth where Lady Oswald and her husband, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald (retired) were the guests of … [Read more...] about HMS Chatham Celebrates 21st Year
Commander Simon Huntington has taken over the Command of the Type 22 Frigate HMS Chatham, at her base in Devonport, Plymouth. Simon Huntington was born in Southern Scotland in 1969 and raised in Cumbria. He went to the Trinity School in Carlisle and then studied Marine Biology at Newcastle University as a Royal Navy Bursar, while also training as a Seaman Officer in the … [Read more...] about New man in command of HMS Chatham
HMS Chatham, the Plymouth-based Royal Navy frigate is due to return home to a warm welcome on Wednesday (22 October) after seven months protecting Iraqi offshore oil platforms, policing maritime traffic and making a huge illegal drugs seizure. The ship is expected to be greeted by 800 friends and families on the jetty and a Royal Marines Band. HMS Chatham has been … [Read more...] about HMS Chatham returns home from drug busting patrol.