UK: Queen’s Frigate Celebrates Queen’s Birthday
HMS Lancaster, ‘The Queen’s Frigate,’ celebrates the official birthday of her lady sponsor, Her Majesty The Queen by ‘dressing ship’ in Key West, Florida.
HMS Lancaster, one of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, visited Key West 15 June 2013 as part of her six-month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean.
It was her second port of call of the deployment after first visiting Bermuda.
HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Moorhouse, said:
“We wish our Lady Sponsor, Her Majesty the Queen, loyal greetings and best wishes on her Birthday.
“It is a great honour to be alongside in Key West, the second visit of our 6 month deployment to the Caribbean, and to be able to show Lancaster off in the finest traditions of the Royal Navy by Dressing Ship and celebrating Her Majesty’s Birthday with friends from all over the world.”
As well as providing reassurance and security for the six British overseas territories, Lancaster’s deployment will also see her undertake a range of other tasks across the Caribbean in support of British interests.
These include the provision of humanitarian aid and disaster relief during the core hurricane season and counter narcotic operations with partner nations such as the United States.
Press Release, June 18, 2013; Image: Royal Navy