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  • 14 March 2017

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke is scheduled to visit Hull on Thursday for a four-day visit as part of the city’s year as UK capital of culture. The City of Culture award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture. The city of Hull […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Renowned charity sailor Geoff Holt MBE, from ‘Wet Wheels’, took a few of the career sailors of HMS Iron Duke to sea in his wheelchair-friendly motor yacht. Three of the Ship’s Officer’s and a young sailor joined Geoff and, former Naval technician, Andy Le Seeleur of the ‘Wet Wheels’ charity and auxiliary crewman – at […]

  • 7 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based Warship HMS Iron Duke has scooped two awards for her efficiency and effectiveness on operations, marking her contribution to maritime security operations in the Gulf and operations off Libya. HMS Iron Duke, a Type 23 Frigate, returned on a high from operations in July 2011 having spent almost seven months east of the Suez […]

  • 17 July 2014

    For the first time in 15 years, the Royal UK Navy has visited Guinea in West Africa, when HMS Iron Duke put into Conakry for four days.   Going alongside in the city port the warship was joined by RFA Black Rover to conduct capability development and training for Guinean forces. The two ships combined […]

  • 7 July 2014

    HMS Iron Duke has had her first port visit on her six month operational deployment to the Canary Island port of Santa Cruz in Tenerife.   The 4,200 tonne warship went alongside the cruise ship port of Santa Cruz, the Capital of Tenerife for a 4 day visit, prior to embarking on her operations off […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HM Ships Iron Duke And Protector met up at sea on passage between operations exchanging IDs and passing friendly greetings before heading off their separate ways.   HMS Iron Duke recently having visited Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands conducted a ‘steam past’ at sea with HMS Protector off the coast of West Africa. The […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Training & Education

    HMS Iron Duke sailed yesterday for a six-month deployment to Northern Europe. The Type 23 frigate will work with a multinational NATO task group, taking part in exercises and operations. The ships will be permanently available to NATO to perform tasks as required and conduct diplomatic visits to various countries in the region. They will […]

  • 4 December 2014

    HMS Iron Duke has paid a visit to Haiti – the first British naval vessel to the island nation since RFA Largs Bay delivered earthquake aid in 2010. Iron Duke is now reaching the end of her six month deployment of the South Atlantic and marked her entry into the Port of Cap Haitien with […]

  • 8 May 2015

    Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke will arrive in Jersey on Friday, May 8 for a five-day visit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II. Arriving late on Friday, she will be berthed at RoRo Ferry Jetty, Elizabeth Harbour for the duration […]

  • 20 August 2014

    A British warship has visited the Namibian port of Walvis Bay where she has built on relations with the country’s Navy and its people.   The Portsmouth based frigate HMS Iron Duke visited the country on the west coast of Africa for four days of sports, capability demonstrations and friendship building, as well as a […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On its way back from the Norwegian-hosted exercise Cold Response, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke visited Oslo, Norway. The Portsmouth-based ship hosted the British ambassador and was welcoming the public on board during the weekend. HMS Iron Duke was berthed outboard of ESPS Cantabria for the visit. The exercise from which the ship has […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Following a two week, mid deployment maintenance check – HMS Iron Duke has returned to sea.   The Portsmouth based frigate has just spent two weeks in the South African port of Simon’s Town, just a short hop from Cape Town. It was also a chance for the ship’s company to unwind before continuing her […]

  • 8 May 2017

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke had the honor of leading the Grand Arrival Parade that officially marked the start of the 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary Festival on Friday, May 5. Remaining alongside in Hamburg for the duration of the Port Anniversary Festival, HMS Iron Duke formed part of a backdrop of more than […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Surrounded by snow covered mountain peaks and dark seas the sleek grey hull of HMS Iron Duke barely stands out as she makes her entrance into South Georgia. HMS Iron Duke berthed in South Georgia for a few days during which time members of the ship’s company visited the Government office and the British Antarctic […]

  • 9 February 2011

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke raced to the aid of a badly injured sailor in the Gulf of Oman after receiving an urgent distress call from a Korean fishing vessel. HMS Iron Duke was the closest coalition warship to the MV Golden Lake when the call came through that a fisherman on board had […]

  • 24 June 2014

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Iron Duke bade a loud farewell to her affiliated island of Jersey as she officially began her six-month operational deployment of the South Atlantic.   The Type 23 frigate fired a 15-gun salute to the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey His Excellency General Sir John Chalmers McColl as she sailed to meet her […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Jersey’s warship, HMS Iron Duke, is visiting the island for the first time.   (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, November 16, 2011

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s HMS Iron Duke has demonstrated her boarding and helicopter operations at Cape Verde’s Independence Day celebrations.   The frigate stopped at the islands, off the West Coast of Africa, as part of her role to offer training and capability development to partner nations and improve security in the region. But the visit also […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Iron Duke’s embarked Lynx Aircraft – 404 – also known as ‘Duchess’ receives the regular TLC she needs to keep her flying during busy periods at sea and alongside. The work never ends for the Type 23’s Fleet Air Arm contingent embarked for HMS Iron Duke’s 6 month deployment away from the UK. Although […]

  • 14 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Navy Type 23 frigates HMS Iron Duke and Monmouth on February 12 arrived in the Norwegian city of Bergen ahead of NATO war games around the fjords. Iron Duke is assigned to NATO’s Standing Group 1 – the first RN ship in more than a decade to attach to the formation, which patrols the […]

  • 20 June 2014

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Iron Duke deployed today for a routine deployment across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far-flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres – enjoying summer and winter in the space of three months.   During the six months away the HMS Iron Duke will protect UK […]

  • 4 April 2016

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke and four Typhoon jets will deploy to the Baltic later this month to support NATO security efforts in the eastern Europe. HMS Iron Duke is due to return to the Baltic region after participating in the bi-annual, multinational Exercise Joint Warrior off the coast of Scotland. The […]

  • 4 February 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke was recognised with the Fleet Effectiveness Award for Above Water Warfare (AWW). This award recognises the work that the Iron Duke team has put in over the last 12-months working up for deployment, conducting Seawolf In-Service Firings and a South Atlantic Deployment. This is not only in the regular practice and conduct […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Breaking from her busy training programme HMS Iron Duke has hosted US Navy Vice Admiral James Foggo III as well as sailors from the USS Jason Dunham. Currently deployed in the Baltic Sea with Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean and the minehunter HMS Quorn; Iron Duke is part of a large NATO task group involved […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Iron Duke has tested its ‘soft kill’ systems in a rare series of firings off UK’s South coast. Designed to seduce, distract or confuse an incoming missile, the Sea Gnat and DLF were both used in the practice session – and it was the first time for many of the […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Type 23 Frigate has been practising emergency drills to deal with a fire at sea or a helicopter crash on the flight deck.   Deployed to the South Atlantic, HMS Iron Duke carried out the drills shortly after leaving her home port of Portsmouth to ensure all of the ships company are prepared should […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    With a team of the Iron Duke’s Company returning to the UK prior to the end of the Ship’s deployment, an opportunity existed to use the vacant bed space to embark a small contingent of Navy reserves. Joining in Barbados they would get to spend just over 2 weeks at sea, an experience that for […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke has been put through her paces when the ship recently undertook her regeneration programme. Under the watchful eye of staff from Maritime Commissioning, Trials and Assessment (MCTA) the frigate spent a week in the South Coast exercise area undertaking a series of dynamic trials aimed at assessing the performance of […]

  • 26 July 2015
    Training & Education

    James Joyce Docks in Haulbowline, Ireland Irish Navy’s newest Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ James Joyce arrived in Haulbowline on Friday 17th July.   Australia Gifts Two Landing Craft to the Philippines Navy The Australian Government transferred two of its decommissioned landing craft to the Philippines Navy. HMS Diamond Hosts Australian Navy Fleet […]