The Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and other Plymouth-based ships are ready to take part in the major multi-national military exercise Joint Warrior. Exercise Joint Warrior is a tri-service exercise held in the spring and autumn of each year. Providing high quality tactical training for the three UK armed forces, as well as visiting units from allied nations, the exercise … [Read more...] about Warships ready for Exercise Joint Warrior
The warship HMS Somerset visited the Isles of Scilly to underline the close relationship between the community and the Royal. Whilst anchored off St Mary’s the ship welcomed over 500 islanders and tourists onboard (7th-9th June). The crew also supported the islands’ commemoration service marking the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. The visit began with a … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset visited the Isles of Scilly
The Plymouth-based Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset has returned to sea for the first time in nine months, after an extensive revamp. 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 in partnership with Babcock Marine. HMS Somerset’s captain Commander Mike Smith said: … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset sails after a nine-month refit
Adventurous sailors from a Plymouth-based warship have completed a cross-Europe car rally in a ‘banger’ to raise money for charity Whilst their warship HMS Somerset was undergoing work following a refit in dry dock a group of engineers competed in a long-distance car rally . Four senior ratings - leading hand engineering technicians (LET) - from the Devonport-based Type 23 … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset crew in cross Europre charity car rally
A Royal Naval officer and his wife will be performing together at this year’s annual festival of remembrance in Plymouth. Georgina Turner of the Plymouth Military Wives Choir will be joined by her husband Lieutenant Gary Turner, of Plymouth-based HMS Somerset at the Pavilions in Plymouth for what will be a memorable event for all concerned. Georgina, a business woman from … [Read more...] about Royal Naval couple at Plymouth Remembrance Concert
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Wave Knight returns to the UK into Portland, Dorset, on Friday (16th March) after an 11-month operational deployment to east of Suez. The deployment, in support of the Royal Navy and coalition allies, focused on logistic supply to warships and maritime security patrols to protect vital energy resources flowing in and out of the Arabian … [Read more...] about RFA Wave Knight returns to South West from patrol
Sailors arriving back in the UK today (Friday 24th) following a six-month deployment on counter-piracy operations received a rapturous welcome. An emotional homecoming greeted the crew of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset on sailing patrol in the Middle East into its home base of HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth. More than 600 joyous families and friends greeted their … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset’s warm welcome home.
An emotional homecoming is expected when the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset returns to HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, on Friday (24 February) following a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Hundreds of ecstatic families and friends are expected to meet their loved ones on the jetty following the ship’s success in conducting maritime security operations to ensure the … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset home on Friday 24th.
A port stop in Saudi Arabia gave personnel on board a Royal Navy warship the rare chance to train alongside the kingdom’s Special Maritime Border Security Unit. Plymouth-based Type-23 frigate HMS Somerset is currently on maritime security operations in the Middle East working alongside Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure free and safe passage for ships in local waters, … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset visits Saudi Arabia
The Royal Naval frigate HMS Somerset is making good progress towards her operating area and has recently taken over duties from sister ship HMS Monmouth. Once across the Mediterranean, HMS Somerset paused at Soudha Bay, Crete, for an operational capability check at the NATO range to confirm the accuracy of the communications and sensors. Having been given the all-clear, the … [Read more...] about HMS Somerset begins operations