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  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

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  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    A fleet of Royal Australian Navy ships departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney, on Tuesday to start exercise Ocean Explorer. Ocean Explorer will see two submarines, ten ships and embarked aircraft take part in war games off the east coast of Australia. They will be joined briefly by Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland which […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland and her crew started a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary deployment on January 9, getting underway from their homeport at HM Naval Base Devonport. What is special about the Type 23 frigate’s deployment is that Sutherland will be the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. Her deployment to […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Training & Education, Vessels

    UK Defence Secretary had announced that the ship would sail to the Asia Pacific whilst addressing the crew on-board in Devonport on Friday, and has now provided further information of the deployment. During recent conversations with Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne the Defence Secretary reaffirmed his commitment to […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland will be joining sister ship HMS Argyll as it deploys to the Asia Pacific region next year. This was announced by the new UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson who addressed the crew of HMS Sutherland Friday morning during a visit to HM Naval Base Devonport. The frigate will be taking part […]

  • 24 October 2017

    Queen Elizabeth visited Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland in London on October 23 to mark the frigate’s 20th birthday. The Queen was welcomed on board the Devonport-based frigate by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Andrew Canale, and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones. The visit after a busy year for HMS Sutherland, which […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Sutherland, Royal Navy’s 13th Type 23 frigate, was formally welcomed back into the Naval family after 18 months out of action undergoing a revamp from bow to stern. Commander Stephen Anderson re-christened his frigate. As with her sisters in the Type 23 class, the Devonport-based warship has gone through an extensive mid-life overhaul which effectively doubles […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s HMS Sutherland has once again proven her fighting worth by firing her 4.5in main gun for the first time since coming out of refit in March. The firing, in the South Coast exercise area, demonstrated that HMS Sutherland’s weapons systems are working correctly and saw 88lbs of steel and power leaving the barrel […]

  • 20 July 2015

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland showed families behind the scenes on board at Plymouth as they celebrated the ship re-entering the operational fleet. A decades–old ceremony was conducted on the jetty alongside the ship which has newly come out of an extensive re-fit and is now undergoing sea trials to prepare her for potential […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland left Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard for sea trials yesterday, 24 March. The vessel has increased structural sustainability and fighting capability, as part of a significant upgrade and substantial maintenance programme by Babcock, including extensive improvements. HMS Sutherland’s refit, undertaken under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (an alliance between Ministry […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK Navy’s HMS Sutherland has emerged from the giant ship refit sheds at Plymouth Naval Base after the first stage of upgrading with cutting-edge equipment. The Plymouth-based and Scotland-affiliated Type 23 Frigate, known as the Fighting Clan, entered refit in HM Naval Base Devonport a year ago. “This marks a major milestone in HMS Sutherland’s […]

  • 27 May 2014

    HMS Sutherland prepares to enter the water for the first time in six months as her refit approaches a major milestone.   The frigate has been out of action since October – and out of the water since the following month – while undergoing an 11-month revamp in her home base of Devonport. That revamp […]

  • 29 April 2014

    A Scots Royal Naval officer has taken command of his first ship – the Plymouth-based frigate HMS Sutherland which has strong Scots roots.   Commander Stephen Anderson assumed command 25 April at a supersession ceremony in HM Naval Base Devonport when he took over from second-in-command Lieutenant Commander Pete Brotton and addressed his new crew. […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Industry news

    HMS Sutherland is surrounded by a mass of scaffolding and sheeting as she’s part-way through a massive revamp in her home base of Devonport. Her paintwork has been stripped off, bow sonar removed and interior gutted during an 11-month refit in the imposing frigate shed.   This gift-wrapped beauty is one of Britain’s ultimate submarine […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Industry news

    Babcock has begun work to deliver an upgrade and maintenance programme on HMS Sutherland, which will see the Type 23 frigate receive extensive upgrades and improvements that will significantly increase the ship’s sustainability and fighting capability. Sutherland docked down on Friday, 22 November, at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard. The workscope for the eight month docking […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Sutherland has returned to her home port of Plymouth with a gunfire salute. The Type 23 frigate has been on a short deployment for training and diplomatic visits before beginning a long upgrade. The refit package in Devonport will see her return to service almost a year later. The 13-gun salute happened at about […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Plymouth-based Royal Naval warship HMS Sutherland visited Germany last weekend. The ship’s diplomatic visit to Hamburg from last Friday was part of the ship’s engagements before she enters a period of re-fit and refit. Official receptions were held on board hosting for Naval Regional Command and on behalf of UK Trade and Industry. Her […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of Plymouth Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland took its families and friends for a rare day at sea to say thank you for their support during long periods away at sea. Commander Al Wilson, the commanding officer of HMS Sutherland had his family on board. He said: “To be able to say thank […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Officer Cadets under training at Britannia Royal Naval College got their first taste of a warship last weekend when HMS Sutherland sailed into the River Dart. The Type 23 frigate took a break from training off the South coast and during the visit gave the Cadets a tour of the ship, when they were able […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Training & Education

    For the crew of a ship like type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, HMS Sutherland, keeping the bad guys away from the busy shipping lines is taken as part of every-day job activities. Fending off pirate attacks and safeguarding cargo ships while at the same time providing assistance to those trapped at sea falls […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Five Royal Navy sailors from HMS Sutherland have left Invergordon – where the ship is currently in port – to try and find their way back to their home port of Plymouth. They have just their wits, charm and leadership skills to rely on – no mobiles, no money, no credit cards… and, worse still, […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Fleet Commander Philip Jones has visited HMS Sutherland to receive an update on Exercise Joint Warrior, the largest military exercise taking place in Europe this year. Vice Admiral Jones joined the ‘Fighting Clan’ for two days in Scotland to witness the exercise in action and meet with the Ship’s Company. During the visit he saw […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland has returned to the UK to a rapturous welcome from 300 families and friends after a successful six-month patrol in the Middle East and Indian Ocean. The ship was greeted by cheering and waving families wearing festive hats and holding banners with loving messages at HM Naval Base, Devonport, […]

  • 27 November 2012

    There’s a change of hands in the Indian Ocean as HMS Sutherland has been replaced by her sister Northumberland – as Britain’s constant effort to choke pirates, smugglers and other criminal activity continues. The Fighting Clan is homeward bound for Devonport in time for Christmas after five months east of Suez supporting the international effort […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Training & Education

      HMS Sutherland met up with the giant American support ship USNS Supply to take on fuel and other supplies – and support her ongoing fight against illegal activity on sea lanes in the Indian Ocean. This a very bendy HMS Sutherland – as seen from close to the top of her 996 radar mast, […]

  • 22 August 2012

    Royal Marines aboard HMS Sutherland have been honing their pirate take-down skills by ‘rapid roping’ from the frigate’s helicopter in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Despite punishing temperatures– at least mid-30s Celsius by day – the Fighting Clan continues the struggle against international terrorism and the drugs trade. The swords come courtesy of the […]