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  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors on board a Royal Navy warship for the festive season are being kept on their toes as they knuckle down to a five¬month stint in the Indian Ocean and Middle East. Devonport based frigate HMS Northumberland has recently taken over from her sister ship HMS Sutherland as one of two British frigates patrolling […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Northumberland have carried out final boarding training before they head through the Suez canal to deal with international piracy, terrorism and smuggling. The Devonport-based frigate is making use of NATO ranges and training complex in Crete after completing her duties with the UK Response Force Task Group in the […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland returned to Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth on Friday, 5 December, after a successful patrol policing international shipping lanes in the Middle East. The vessel’s return marks the end of a successful seven-month patrol in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. The ship has been engaged in a wide range […]

  • 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    There’s a change of hands in the Indian Ocean as HMS Sutherland has been replaced by her sister Northumberland – as Britain’s constant effort to choke pirates, smugglers and other criminal activity continues.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 […]

  • 20 March 2013

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland has intercepted two high speed drug smuggling skiffs in the Gulf of Oman, carrying an estimated £5.4m of cannabis resin. Having identified two suspicious high speed skiffs during a routine patrol, the Plymouth-based frigate embarked on a 30 mile pursuit and intercepted the skiffs with her Merlin helicopter and combined […]

  • 26 June 2015

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland sailed into North Shields on Wednesday 24 June for a busy six-day visit. The vessel is berthed at Northumbrian Quay North Shields and will remain alongside until Monday 29 June. During her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of visitors and take part […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Northumberland flew the flag for Britain when she was Britain’s participant in a major naval exercise involving more than two dozen nations in Karachi. Hosted by the Pakistani Navy, Exercise Aman – Urdu for ‘peace’ – demonstrates the united resolve of the nations taking part to combat criminal activities in the Indian Ocean. After […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland will make a short visit to Liverpool. Arriving on the evening of Friday November 29, the 133-metre anti-submarine warship will go alongside at the Cruise Liner Terminal in the heart of the city. Although not open to the public on this occasion, a number of local Sea […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal UK Navy warship HMS Northumberland has carried out a number of boardings of suspect vessels in the Middle East as part of her maritime security patrols in the region.   Working under the command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) on counter-narcotic operations with Combined Task Force 150, teams of Royal Marine and Royal Navy […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    While halfway through her eight-month deployment to the Middle East HMS Northumberland arrived in Bahrain for her first port visit to the kingdom. As part of her role supporting the Combined Task Force 152 along with partner navies, the Type-23 frigate has been conducting maritime security patrols to ensure the stability and security of the […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland has had a chance encounter with a Russian battlecruiser while practising flying training off the West Coast of Scotland. The Devonport-based warship had been working with her Merlin helicopter in waters between the Shetlands and Faroes when the Kirov Class Pyotr Velikiy (Russian for ‘Peter the Great’) appeared on the […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Training & Education

    In the middle of her counter-piracy and counter-drugs work, the Devonport-based frigate HMS Northumberland’s Merlin helicopter tested one of the many tricks in her box – her flares. These are installed to decoy incoming heat-seeking missiles – fired either by other aircraft, or ground-based threats – drawing them away from the helicopter’s engines on to […]

  • 13 May 2013

    HMS Northumberland departed UK waters in October 2012.  Since then the ship has steamed over 45,000 miles, crossed five time zones and visited 11 countries.  With the Merlin helicopter from 829 Squadron and embarked detachment of Royal Marines, the Boarding Teams from HMS Northumberland conducted 71 boarding operations, one of which resulted in the capture […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Northumberland will visit her affiliate County of Northumberland from Friday, September 13 to Monday September 16 and will be berthed at Whitehill Point, which is just upriver from the Ro-Ro berths within the Port of Tyne complex. Numerous events are being planned for the Type 23 frigate and her Ship’s Company, including a Captain’s […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Northumberland spent a day helping to revamp a community centre in Tanzania during a break from anti-piracy patrols. Members of the Kigamboni showed their appreciation for the frigate’s efforts at the day’s end by performing a stunning acrobatic dance. During a break from anti-piracy and maritime security operations off the east coast […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy has described how the combination of a Type 23 frigate fitted with Thales UK’s Sonar 2087 and a Merlin helicopter equipped with the Thales FLASH dipping sonar has delivered an outstanding anti-submarine warfare capability. HMS Northumberland, sailing as part of the UK’s Response Force Task Group on the Cougar 12 Mediterranean deployment, […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Training & Education

    After a necessary period of maintenance in base port and a period of summer leave, HMS Blyth and her Ship’s Company sailed from HMNB Clyde on the 26th August bound for the Bournemouth Air Festival and the Regional Forces West Exercise 2013. HMS Blyth joined a number of other Royal Navy warships including HMS Northumberland, […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland got underway for the first time since 2016 after undergoing a major refit. The frigate was delivered to the crew by shipbuilder Babcock in October 2017 and is now starting trials and training evolutions before returning to operations. The 24-year-old frigate joined three sister ships in receiving a late-life […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Northumberland has completed final preparations and is now ready to deploy on a seven-month deployment policing crucial international maritime trade routes.   The Type 23 frigate leaves Plymouth on Monday morning (19th May) to relieve her sister ship HMS Somerset on a six-months patrol helping to keep the sea lanes […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After the drill, the frigate will join HMS Queen Elizabeth on her F-35B trials.

  • 15 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland is to receive a number of upgrades and improvements that will significantly increase her sustainability… (babcock) [mappress] Source: babcock, March 15, 2011;  

  • 14 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Seven months of pirate-busting in the Indian Ocean are over for 14 air and ground crew of 829 Naval Air Squadron as they flew home to Culdorse. 05 Flight flew more 150 missions from frigate HMS Northumberland and thwarted drug runners delivering over £5m cannabis when their Merlin helicopter intercepted two fast boats. Back in the […]

  • 24 June 2015

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland sails into North Shields on Wednesday 24 June for a six-day visit. She will be berthing at Northumbrian Quay North Shields at approximately 10am and will remain alongside until Monday 29 June. During her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of […]

  • 18 June 2015

    Royal Navy warship HMS Northumberland is set to play a lead role in events marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo this weekend. The Plymouth Type 23 frigate sails from Ostend in Belgium to Kent as part of a re-enactment called The New Waterloo Dispatch. The event recreates the historic journey of the […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Babcock has successfully trialled a new system for Fleet Time maintenance activities, geared to reducing the burden on ship’s staff (particularly valuable for lean-manned ships) and ensuring optimum safety.   The five week trial was undertaken on Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland during her recent Fleet Time Support Period (FTSP), and is now being considered […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland has welcomed her crew back following a major refit at the frigate refit complex in Devonport. Justin Mills, ship project manager, handed over the Type 23 frigate to the new Commander Alexandra Pollard. This is Pollard’s first command having previously served as the executive officer aboard HMS Richmond. Now that […]

  • 9 June 2015

    The Royal Navy played a lead role in helping one the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs celebrate its 200th anniversary. Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland provided a backdrop for four days of festivities at the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, Isle of Wight, while patrol vessels HMS Ranger and Smiter hosted members of the Royal […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland formally rejoined the fleet in a rededication ceremony held at Whitehill Point Jetty in the Port of Tyne on July 6. In an unusual setting because ships are usually rededicated in their home ports, the location allowed more of the ship’s affiliates to attend the ceremony. Special guests of honor […]

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

    HMS Somerset has officially handed over her Operation Kipion duties to sister ship HMS Northumberland, after spending six months in the Indian Ocean and Gulf region.   The two Devonport based Type 23 frigates met at sea to transfer essential stores and key information to enable HMS Northumberland to continue the fight against piracy, narcotics […]