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  • 3 November 2011

    The Plymouth-based frigate HMS Portland responded to a Coastguard request earlier today to assist a casualty in a yacht in the English Channel 15 miles south-west of Portland Bill. The ship was conducting training off the South West coast when she was alerted to the situation and quickly closed to help and support a Coastguard […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Portland pulled out all the stops to impress the President of Sierra Leone His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma during a brief visit to Freetown over the weekend.   The President was accompanied by his Minister of Justice, the Honourable Frank B Kargbo, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Portland’s ship’s company has celebrated the ship’s 13th birthday as they enter the fifth month of a seven-month deployment as the Royal Navy’s Atlantic Patrol Ship. HMS Portland was built on the Clyde and launched by her sponsor, Lady Heather Brigstocke on 15 May 1999. Following successful completion of sea trials, she was formally […]

  • 22 November 2011

    The ship was conducting training off the South West coast when she was alerted to the situation and quickly closed to help and support a Coastguard helicopter already on route to assist the casualty on board the yacht, Skean Dhu. The sea state and accompanying swell meant that the Coastguard helicopter could not winch his […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Plymouth based frigate, HMS Portland, has worked with the Cape Verde Coast Guard to strengthen bonds with the Atlantic islanders and help prevent the illegal flow of drugs.   Following a brief stop in the port of Mindelo, HMS Portland sailed back out to sea with a boarding team from Cape […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland returned home to Plymouth on Friday concluding her nine-month deployment. HMS Portland was welcomed to HM Naval Base Devonport by a crowd of family and friends while 42 lucky family members got an insight into life at sea by sailing as special guests on board from Portugal. Since leaving Devonport last June […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities

    The crew of the Royal UK Navy warship HMS Portland returned home to Plymouth on Friday, August 1, after a successful seven-month deployment to West Africa, the Falkland Islands and the Caribbean.   HMS Portland has undertaken maritime security operations including counter narcotics and anti piracy patrols in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities

    Captain Simon Asquith OBE will sail his Type 23 frigate HMS Portland into her namesake port on Saturday March 7 for a short visit. The ship will remain in Deep Water Berth for 4 days. Primarily in Portland for a routine visit, HMS Portland will open to members of the public on Sunday March 8. HMS […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Industry news

    Just in case you didn’t recognise the vessel from the sleek lines of her hull and bulbous bow, the ship’s company have obliged with a giant banner. The sailors clambered down to the bottom of the dry dock at Rosyth to ceremonially sign a ‘partnering charter’ to guide the Devonport-based frigate through her 11-month refit. […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate, HMS Portland, will sail into Belfast this weekend in support of major exhibition. Arriving on September 26, the 133-metre ship will go alongside in Belfast Harbour and will remain in port until Monday September 30. During the five-day visit, the ship will be particularly busy in support of the […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ship’s Company of Type 23 frigate, HMS Portland was joined by 200 family, friends and close affiliate organisations to mark the ship’s reintegration into the Fleet after 12 months spent undergoing a weapon and sensors upgrade in Rosyth Royal Dockyard, Scotland. A Rededication Ceremony is a traditional part of any Royal Navy unit’s life […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Portland, the Plymouth based frigate has conducted a successful home town visit to Portland and Weymouth between 17 – 20 May 13. The ship’s crew were hosted by the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Margaret Leicester, at a civic reception after exercising the ship’s crew’s right to parade through Weymouth – a traditional ceremonial […]

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

    Two Plymouth based Type 23 frigates have met up in the Caribbean while deployed on operations.   HMS Argyll and HMS Portland met off the coast of Puerto Rico to transfer essential stores and took the opportunity to conduct ship manoeuvring training. HMS Argyll is at the start of her six month APT(N) deployment to […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Plymouth based HMS Portland has demonstrated the UK’s commitment to Nigeria with a successful three day visit to Lagos.   The Type 23 Frigate visited the region and conducted training with the Nigerian Navy, hosted a Security Forum in support of United Kingdom Trade and Industry and a maritime security conference. A team of sailors […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Days after setting sail from South Georgia, Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland reached what is officially known as the most remote populated island on the planet. The South Atlantic island is called Tristan da Cunha and houses the 6,765ft volcano Queen Mary’s Peak. At 38 square miles, the size of Coventry but with a population of just […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland arrived at its base-port of Plymouth following a £27 million-pound refit. The refit, in Rosyth, Scotland, took 50 weeks and was carried out by Babcock at the Fife dockyard. With more than 260,000 man-hours invested in the almost year-long project, the 133-metre HMS Portland has returned to sea bristling […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Industry news

    Type 23 frigate HMS Portland is on her way home to Plymouth after a major refit at Rosyth shipyard. Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Portland has left Rosyth to return to her base port of Plymouth. The departure follows a 50-week, multi-million pound refit by Babcock at the Fife dockyard. With more than 260,000 […]

  • 2 May 2011
    Training & Education

      PORTLANDERS declared it a ‘proud and moving day’ when the island’s namesake warship crew exercised their freedom of the borough with a parad… By Laura Kitchin (dorsetecho) [mappress] Source: dorsetecho, May 2, 2011;

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland is currently in Simonstown, South Africa, where the crew started their month-long break during a nine-month deployment. After adding 18,000 miles to her odometer in a patrol which has taken the frigate from Plymouth, through the Mediterranean, Suez and Strait of Hormuz, into the Gulf, then out again […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities

    HMS Portland has visited the Faroe Islands and became the first Royal Navy warship to visit the small island nation in 25 years. The frigate visited the Faroes – half way between Norway and the Iceland – for 48 hours while taking part in an anti submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the North Atlantic. The […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland has sailed up the River Thames into the UK capital to take part in London International Shipping Week. The vessel will be moored alongside HMS Belfast until the end of the week. Although not open to the public, the Type 23 frigate will be clearly visible in the heart of the […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Plymouth based frigate HMS Portland played host to the trainee navigators who had to navigate complex passage plans close to navigational risks while travelling at high speed. During this Specialist Navigator course the students were forced to rely on old fashioned sextants and stop watches, instead of key navigational equipment. Over the course of two weeks, Portland […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Table Mountain provided the impressive background to HMS Portland’s berth on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town as she arrived for a three-day visit.   Shortly before sailing into the South African capital, HMS Portland held a series of exercises with the South African submarine Charlotte Maxeke which provided an ideal opportunity for […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Portland treated special guests to a day at sea off the SW coast. The exciting and informative event for the Plymouth-based frigate’s friends and primarily Dorset-based affiliated organisations demonstrated just the versatility and world-beating ability of the Royal Navy. Visitors were shown how the sailors live and work on board […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Following an extensive refit, HMS Portland has become the final Royal Navy Type 23 frigate to be fitted with Thales UK’s Sonar 2087, a towed array sonar system that enables warships to hunt submarines at considerable distances and locate them beyond the range from which they can launch an attack. Portland has now returned […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Plymouth-based frigate HMS Portland gave youngsters from a Cornish school a special treat when they were given a taste of life on a warship. The six and seven-year-olds were given the chance of a lifetime to learn about the life of sailors on board an operational warship and learn about life in the […]

  • 24 June 2011
    Training & Education

    THE Royal Navy warship HMS Portland has arrived in Leith for the start of a six-day visit during which it will be the focal point of the Arm… (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, June 24, 2011;

  • 5 August 2013

    Safeguard of the UK’s waters and coastline for the next two months is frigate HMS Portland which has completed extensive training to begin her first operational duties after a £27m revamp. While much of the Navy goes on summer leave through August, Portland will be at 24 hours’ notice to respond to immediate events as […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Devonport based Frigate HMS Portland had a busy visit to Rotterdam to support World Port Days where the ship had 3 days open to visitors attracting nearly 20000 people. The ships company enjoyed visits to Arnhem and Amsterdam, in addition had sporting fixtures in Netball and Hockey against local teams. Hundreds of thousands […]