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  • 16 November 2018

    After concluding a refueling stop at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on November 12, Russian Navy cruiser Marshall Ustinov continued its voyage home and is now transiting the English Channel, under the watchful eye of Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans The Sava-class is en route to its Northern Fleet homeport in Severomorsk. Type 23 […]

  • 7 June 2011

      Portsmouth-based warship HMS St Albans yesterday (Sunday) set sail for a six-month operational deployment of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf. The 4,900 tonne Type-23 frigate will be taking over duties from HMS Iron Duke and will be patrolling busy shipping lanes and providing security for the region alongside other coalition forces. Her work […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans and the nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute honed their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills recently, during joint training off Scotland. HMS St Albans and HMS Astute are two of the vessels that form the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine capability. This latest training exercise took place in a Scottish loch and […]

  • 16 February 2016

    HMS St Albans, the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate worked with Royal Saudi Navy minehunter HMS Al Jawf to support Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Persian Gulf. The Kuwaiti-led Combine Task Force 152 (CTF), headquartered in Bahrain, is in charge of Maritime Security in the Gulf for the 31 member nations of CMF. During the time […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans will sail into London on today, July 7 for an eight-day visit. The ship, is primarily in town for an affiliation visit, will be moored in West India Dock in the heart of Canary Wharf and will be open to the public on Saturday, July 11. HMS St […]

  • 3 August 2011
    Training & Education

    The Cold War may be over but Royal Navy fliers have been keeping their submarine-hunting skills fresh. A Merlin helicopter flew from the frigate HMS St Albans to search the seas below for enemy boats. The aircraft from 829 Naval Air Squadron was designed to give the Navy the best chance of finding submarines – […]

  • 26 December 2017

    A Royal Navy frigate on fleet escort duty followed a Russian frigate as it passed through the North Sea and areas of UK interest on Christmas Day. HMS St Albans, a Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate, was called upon to sail on December 23 and keep watch on the new Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov as it passed […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Industry news

    More than 128,000 tonnes of water has been pumped out from one of Portsmouth Naval Base’s dry docks to make way for Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans. The ship is undergoing essential repair works following her nine-month deployment – the process of which is made easier by removing all the water surrounding her in […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Training & Education

    After sailing from Reykjavik and en-route to Hamburg, HMS St Albans and her ship’s company mustered on the flight deck in an EIIR formation in order to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. The pictures and video, taken by LA (Phot) Abbie Herron, from the Merlin were used during the Queen’s Diamond […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigate HMS St Albans left her homeport in Portsmouth for a nine-month deployment in the Middle East, yesterday, December 1. St Albans will continue the work that her sister ship, HMS Richmond, carried out earlier this year as part of the Royal Navy’s long-term presence East of Suez. Her task is […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy attack submarine HMS Astute and Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans met up in the tough waters of the Atlantic Ocean recently to work together on their anti-submarine warfare capabilities and conduct personnel transfer training. St Albans’ Merlin helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – aka the Flying Tigers and normally based at […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines have tested their skills and know-how by fast roping from a helicopter onto HMS St Albans flightdeck. Using St Albans’ Merlin helicopter, one by one members of the ship’s Royal Marines Boarding Team (RMBT) carried out one of their most dangerous training exercises – descending from a helicopter onto the deck of a moving […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s HMS St Albans will act as the guard ship for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event hosted in Portsmouth later this month. The frigate’s presence is just one of several ways in which the Navy has announced its support of the international race series, due to begin on July 23. HMS […]

  • 19 May 2011

      Portsmouth-based warship HMS St Albans is due to set sail on Tuesday May 24 for a six-month operational deployment of the Indian Ocean and A… (bfbs) [mappress] Source: bfbs, May 19, 2011;

  • 25 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Portsmouth-based ship visited Kiel for a week from June 17, joining in the huge maritime event attended by 50 countries, 2000 yachts and pleasure craft and more than 5,000 yachtsmen and women. Before joining in the celebrations, members of the ship’s company including Commanding Officer Commander Tom Sharpe, two platoons and the ship’s guard […]

  • 8 October 2014

    A Royal UK Navy frigate has been involved in rescuing a sailor from rough, stormy seas off the English south coast. HMS St Albans responded to reports of a trimaran in trouble in the English Channel after the skipper sent out a Mayday call on Monday (Oct 6) evening. St Albans, which was enroute from […]

  • 26 February 2016

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans has rescued two men trapped on a sinking vessel in the Gulf of Oman. Whilst carrying out maritime security operations the frigate was contacted by an Omani Air Force surveillance aircraft and asked to respond to a stricken dhow in the Gulf of Oman. The aircraft had spotted that the […]

  • 9 March 2017

    Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans arrived in London on March 7 for a four-day visit to the capital. The visit of the Portsmouth-based warship coincided with International Women’s Day, the 100th anniversary of women in the Royal Naval Service, and National Apprenticeship Week. Those on board took part in a number of events to mark […]

  • 19 November 2014

    With 40,000 tonnes of metal crashing through the Channel separated by just 40 metres, HMS St Albans and Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Ruler execute one of the most dangerous, but also carefully choreographed manoeuvres on the high seas. For the first time in nearly two years the Portsmouth-based frigate refuelled at sea – a […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Industry news

    Hundreds of guests turned out to mark HMS St Albans’ return to frontline service following a £25m upgrade.   Families of crew members and dignitaries from the ship’s namesake town attended a rededication ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today (August 1). Principal guest was Lady Suzie Essenhigh – the ship’s sponsor who launched the vessel […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans will visit Anglesey from Friday, April 12 to Monday, April 15. The 133 metre, 3,500 tonne warship will go alongside the Aluminium Jetty at Holyhead Port at 8am on Friday and is looking forward to a packed weekend in the Anglesey town. Shortly after arriving, the ship […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Training & Education

    For the second time in three days Royal Navy sailors prevented a ship from foundering off the South Coast. The crew of frigate HMS St Albans stopped the stricken fishing boat Lady Ellen being dashed on the rocks of Rame Head in Plymouth Sound, towing it to safety before a pilot boat helped the vessel […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans returned to Naval Base Portsmouth today following a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. Hundreds of friends and families lined the Naval Base as the Type 23 frigate returned from the Gulf where she joined the US and French navies in the fight against Daesh. ‘The Saint’ sailed more […]

  • 11 December 2015

    The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in just two weeks with HMS St Albans seizing around 320kg of cannabis. The Type 23 frigate stopped the drug smugglers during a routine security patrol and prevented around £1 million worth of narcotics reaching European markets. It is the second drugs […]

  • 25 January 2017

    NATO ships and aircraft are escorting the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its carrier strike group transiting the English Channel en route home from Syria. Vessels from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Great Britain have all at one point formed part of a fleet of ships closely following the Admiral Kuznetsov. Royal Navy’s Portsmouth-based […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander Block took command of the ship following four years deployed to, or supporting, operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. On assuming command of the Portsmouth based frigate, he said “It is an immense honour to have been appointed in command of this highly sophisticated, well trained ship which has an enviable reputation. “Working at a […]

  • 3 December 2015

    The Royal Navy’s upgraded submarine-hunting and maritime patrol helicopter will be contributing to the fight against piracy and terrorism on the high seas this winter. Tried and tested in European waters over the past couple of years – including a large-scale anti-submarine exercise in the Atlantic in 2014, Merlin Mk2 will be fundamental to patrols […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Following a successful visit to London, HMS St Albans has set sail to continue with her national tasking. The Type 23 frigate arrived in London last Wednesday where she hosted a number of events and dignitaries, demonstrating her capability and embarked Merlin Mark 2 helicopter. This morning she sailed back out through the River Thames. […]

  • 8 September 2014

    Senior military officers from Colombia visited Portsmouth Naval Base to learn about the Royal UK Navy’s role in protecting UK interests worldwide.   Thirty-two delegates from the Colombian War College toured the base and a Type 23 frigate as part of their studies into defence and security policy. Following a tour of HMS Victory they […]