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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland escorted the Russian Navy’s Udaloy-class destroyer as it started a transit through the English Channel. The Devonport-based frigate deployed from its base in Plymouth early on Saturday morning (3 December) to a position at the western edge of the Channel to meet the Kulakov as she arrived in UK waters. […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland returned to her homeport at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport on August 10, concluding a seven-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific. Sutherland and her crew got underway on January 9, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. On her final stop en […]

  • 16 April 2017
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy frigate escorted two Russian corvettes which sailed through the English Channel on the night between April 15 and 16. Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland located the two Russian ships in the early hours of Friday morning as they sailed through the North Sea towards the Dover Straits. The two Steregushchiy-class corvettes, Soobrazitelny […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was joined by two frigates as she embarked on her maiden sea trials. The frigates’ role is to secure the seas around the aircraft carrier as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland today. HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, on […]

  • 25 October 2011
    Training & Education

      PLYMOUTH-based warship which has recently seen action off Libya enjoyed a cruise up the River Thames for a five-day visit to London… (thisisplymouth) [mappress] Source: thisisplymouth, October 25, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland stopped in Adelaide on February 23, for a visit as part of her tour of Australia tour. Sutherland is on a seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific to strengthen defense ties, as well as promote stability and security through combined naval operations and exercises. As part of her Australian […]

  • 26 July 2011

    Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland has been sent at full pelt to support NATO on Operation Unified Protector, protecting the people of Libya. Temporarily split off from the Cougar deployment and the Response Force Task Group (RFTG), HMS Sutherland has dashed her way through the Mediterranean to support fellow Royal Navy and NATO units off the coast […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    She worked for half a year to protect Britain’s interests in the Middle East and Indian Ocean, but now that job lies with another ship. HMS Westminster is on her way home having handed over to Devonport-based frigate HMS Sutherland. During her time Westminster – known as The Capital Ship – has disrupted pirates, seized […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2011

    HMS Sutherland fires her main 4.5-inch gun as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to safeguard the civilian population of Libya. Destroyer HMS Liverpool has returned to front-line duties off Libya, taking over from frigate HMS Sutherland. The type 23 had a busy week on the NATO tasking, running boarding operations against suspicious vessels and […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Training & Education

    A Royal Navy warship has returned from an annual multi-national exercise off the coast of Brest where she was joined by ships from France, Russia and the US. HMS Sutherland, a Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate, took part in gunnery drills, fought off multiple simulated attacks and practised evacuating civilians in the event of an emergency. […]

  • 27 July 2011

    The Type 23 has been called away from the Response Force Task Group to become the primary surface combatant in support of the NATO Operation Unified Protector. Sutherland has already carried out her first boarding operation, under the auspices of UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973, and sent her highly-capable team of Royal Marines […]

  • 29 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than 5,000 American sailors are heading for Portsmouth on board the giant aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade The crew […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]