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  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities

    HMS Kent made history this week when she became the first British warship to sail into the Persian Gulf as part of a joint UK/French carrier strike group. At 42,000 tonnes the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle is the pride of the French Navy and on her current deployment she is being escorted by […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth based Type 23 frigate – HMS Kent – leaves Portsmouth on Monday (25/3) for a six-month deployment focussing on counter piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. HMS Kent will continue the Royal Navy’s long-term presence East of Suez as she replaces HMS Northumberland currently on station. The deployment will take the ship to countries […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The first Royal Navy frigate to be invited to Tripoli in over 40 years has concluded a successful visit. HMS Kent, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate, berthed in the busy port of Tarabulus and was one element of Britain’s continued support to Libya. The visit was symbolic of the UK’s commitment to Libya’s transition […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth has welcomed back Type 23 frigate HMS Kent and Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender as they returned from refits and upgrades. Both have received command and control systems and weaponry upgrades over the last 18 months. HMS Defender was formally welcomed back into the fleet last week by Commodore Craig […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Kent, the Type 23 Frigate, has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group’s mission in the Middle East. Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS Kent has taken up the role of anti submarine warfare commander for the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, making her […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Kent will visit London May 14 and 15 on her way to take part in the Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, a naval battle fought between Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet and the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet during the First […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Kent left Portsmouth today for a six-month deployment focusing on maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean. HMS Kent will continue the Royal Navy’s long-term presence East of Suez as she replaces HMS Northumberland currently on station. Having been through intense training the ship is ready for a challenging deployment as part of the […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Two Royal Navy ships will visit Belfast this weekend in support of the Armed Forces Careers Exhibition taking place at Holywood. Type 23 frigate HMS Kent and River Class fisheries protection vessel HMS Severn will both berth alongside at Pollock Dock. Arriving first, HMS Severn will sail into port at 8am, followed by HMS Kent […]

  • 16 July 2013

    Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Kent are finding that an ice-cool bottle of water can be just as important in the fight against piracy as the frigate’s hi-tech weaponry and sensors. With temperatures now reaching 40˚C off the Horn of Africa, where the Portsmouth-based warship is on counter-piracy and counter-terrorism patrol, building up good […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Portsmouth-based HMS Kent has been part of the battle group of the USS Carl Vinson as the carrier launches bombing strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East. The Type 23 frigate has also been on duty with the French FS Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group during her four months in the Persian Gulf. […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than 300 Royal Navy sailors, aircrew and Royal Marines have been supporting ongoing air strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East as part of a US Navy carrier battle group. Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Kent, two Sea King helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron and support ship RFA Fort Austin joined Carrier Strike Group […]

  • 17 April 2014

    As the sun sets on the first Exercise Joint Warrior of 2014 HMS Kent has returned to her Portsmouth home following the high-tempo three-week deployment.   The Type 23 frigate had been working as part of an international task force exercising off the coast of Scotland in a bi-annual war game called Joint Warrior. More […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent formally rejoined the fleet in a ceremony on October 5, after undergoing an 18-month keel-to-mast revamp. The Type 23 frigate’s most significant upgrades included a new command system and the Sea Ceptor missile system. Replacing the veteran Seawolf across the fleet, Sea Ceptor is able not only to protect Kent herself […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Kent returns home to Portsmouth on Wednesday (Oct 9) from a successful deployment to the Middle East. The Type 23 frigate sailed more than 39,000 miles on security and counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and Gulf. HMS Kent left Portsmouth in March and became the […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Four US Navy ships and a Royal Navy frigate recently entered the Barents Sea, working together to conduct maritime security operations in the challenging environmental conditions above the Arctic Circle. Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported by fast combat support ship […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Success, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, engaged in a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s vessel in the Middle East Region. This was Success’ third replenishment evolution and it lasted for approximately one hour. Success transferred almost 150 cubic metres of fuel to HMS Kent. Commanding Officer of the Duke Class, Type […]

  • 8 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    GD NASSCO to Christen US Navy’s Future MLP 3 US Navy’s future USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) will be christened on Saturday, February 7, at General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard, in San Diego. Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Authorities

    An eagle eyed aircraft engineer, from York, has helped ensure the safety of a Royal Navy helicopter and its crew by spotting a serious problem on the aircraft. Working on the busy flight deck of HMS Kent, AET Ali Dale has been praised by the ship’s Commanding Officer for discovering a defect on one of […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Industry news

      Type 23 frigate HMS Kent has left Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard to start sea trials, with a number of significant upgrades following a successful refit by Babcock. The demanding and tightly scheduled project has seen HMS Kentreceive more than 20 upgrades, as well as undergoing a full programme of deep maintenance including structural repairs, renewal […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent has started 2015 by stepping up the fight against international terrorism. Having spent the end of 2014 working with the carrier task group of the USS Carl Vinson, in the Middle East, the Portsmouth-based warship’s focus for 2015 has shifted to the Indian Ocean and keeping seafarers safe. Kent […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities

    Two months after a Russian naval group was escorted through the English Channel, a Royal Navy warship is following a Russian submarine in the same region since June 5. Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Kent located the Kilo class submarine Stary Oskol in the North Sea on Sunday, and shadowed it as it sailed […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

      A memorial to the heroes of the Channel Dash – a brave but forlorn attempt to stop German ships breaking through into the North Sea in 1942 – will be dedicated in Dover on Saturday. The memorial unveiling, attended by First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, coincides with a three-day visit to the […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate and Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender got underway from Portsmouth on Sunday to deploy for operations in the Persian Gulf and Asia Pacific. HMS Kent will relieve destroyer HMS Duncan of her duties in the Gulf and is scheduled to work alongside US partners as part of the newly-formed International […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Kent joined forces with a US Navy carrier strike group when she linked up with the USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf. The Type 23 has also been helping French allies during her first major work period upon arrival in the Middle East. The Vinson is carrying out strikes against Islamic […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities

    Australian supply ship, HMAS Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support. The vessel, known affectionately as the Battle Tanker, was tasked to accompany the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its Task Force in February. Success cooperated with ships from different […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has announced a new homeporting plan for the Royal Navy’s thirteen Type 23 frigates. After the relocation is complete, all eight anti-submarine warfare frigates will be calling Plymouth their home, while the remaining five general-purpose variants will be based in Portsmouth. The defense ministry said the base port changes would take […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines around the world have taken part in national celebrations of the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Both personnel on ships deployed on operations across the world and working at their units in the UK took the time to create the ‘V’ for victory sign to commemorate the announcement of […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities

    Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy, the current Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), recently returned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain after a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Commodore Santarpia recognised the strong commitment and contribution to CMF operations from the Jordanian Armed Forces during the visit. He met […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities

    After deploying from Portsmouth for operations in the Asia Pacific earlier this month, Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender has now been ordered to Persian Gulf where it would aid in the protection of shipping in the Middle East. Following a series of attacks on tankers in the region and Iran’s seizing of British-flagged […]