We are one of the Royal Navy’s high readiness ships and we knew we could be called upon to respond a range of duties

Commander Paul Hammond RN

Commander Paul Hammond, Commanding Officer of HMS Argyll, said: “We are one of the Royal Navy’s high readiness ships and we knew we could be called upon to respond a range of duties, such as monitoring a Russian warship, at short notice. 

“The vast majority of the ship’s company, myself included, returned from a highly successful Atlantic Patrol Task (North) deployment just before Christmas. 

“To be ready to undertake this duty after a short period of leave and maintenance is a testimony to their hard work and the capability of this ship.”

Based in Plymouth, HMS Argyll is the longest-serving Type 23 frigate in the Royal Navy.

She has recently completed a very successful deployment to the Caribbean and North Atlantic on Atlantic Patrol Task (North). 

During that deployment she successful seized £77million of drugs, assisted Bermuda following Hurricane Gonzalo and hosted a Royal visit. 

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