HMS Montrose is very proud to be able to visit our namesake town. Both the Ship’s Company and myself are looking forward to hosting and attending several events during our time alongside and hope to build on our existing ties with the community

Commander Conor O’Neil, Commanding Officer of HMS Montrose

The ship and her crew have recently returned from the Baltic where they took part in two weeks of training with Finnish and Swedish Navies.

The training focused on developing the ability of the three navies to work together in forms of war at sea, from manoeuvring ships in close formation to transferring stores, defending each other from enemy air attack, locating submarines and hunting down enemy surface ships.

The current HMS Montrose is the eighth of the sixteen Type 23, or Duke class of frigates, and is named after the Duke of Montrose. She was laid down in November 1989 by Yarrow Shipbuilders on the Clyde, and was launched on 31 July 1992 by Lady Rifkind (when, as Mrs Edith Rifkind, her husband Sir Malcolm Rifkind was Secretary of State for Defence). She commissioned into service in June 1994.

Part of the Devonport flotilla, she had an extensive refit in 2017 where the world-class Sea Ceptor Missile system and a new Command System was installed, making her among the most advanced ships in the fleet.

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