The commanding officer of HMS Cumberland paid tribute to his crew as the finest during an emotional ceremony marking the ship’s retirement from the Royal Navy today (Thursday 23rd June). Captain Steve Dainton addressed his ship’s company at the decommissioning ceremony at HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, where the ship’s bell was rung three times and the Union Flag and … [Read more...] about The decommissioning of HMS Cumberland
HMS Cumberland’s ship’s company received a rapturous welcome home to the UK from operations by more than 1,000 cheering families and friends today. The Type 22 frigate made its final entry into its base-port of HM Naval Base Devonport from an intense and successful patrol involving Northern Arabian Gulf oil production protection, counter-piracy operations, evacuating … [Read more...] about HMS Cumberland Heroes welcomed home from Libyan operations
Two Plymouth-based warships have been working together for the final time while deployed on patrol. Historic images have captured HMS Cumberland and HMS Cornwall, the Royal Navy’s last Type 22s deployed operationally, operating together in the Gulf of Oman. This is the last time that two Type 22s will work together as both ships are due to be decommissioned on their return … [Read more...] about HMS Cumberland and HMS Cornwall work together for the last time
Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, this week paid a pre-Christmas visit to Royal Navy ships and personnel stationed in the Arabian Gulf. The Royal Navy has a 12 warships and auxiliaries and 1,300 personnel in the region on tasks including anti-terrorism and maritime security, in support of national interests or co-operating with regional and international … [Read more...] about Admiral Sir Trevor Soar visits HMS Cumberland in Arabian Gulf
The Royal Navy warship HMS Cumberland arrives at her base-port of HM Naval Base in Devonport after six and a half months on anti-drugs and piracy patrols. The Type 22 frigate sailed from Plymouth on the 24th May and on her deployment to the Gulf of Aden patrol during which she visited three continents and steamed 40,000 nautical miles while keeping merchant shipping safer … [Read more...] about HMS Cumberland home from successful deployment.