It’s been a busy week but I’ve enjoyed pushing the ship to its limits to see how it copes with a full spectrum of war fighting serials.

Lieutenant Kevin Cabra Netherton

This NATO range is well used by UK and alliance units – sister ships HMS Somerset and HMS Sutherland used it late last year, and it is often used by members of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and 2 to conduct trials on their sensors. 

SNMG 2 is currently commanded by the UK with the Type 45 Air Defence Destroyer HMS Duncan.

The ship’s Navigator Lieutenant Byron Linn said of the experience ‘It’s great to take the ship out of UK waters and enjoy the challenge of navigating through the beautiful Norwegian fjords’.

One of the ship’s Warfare Officers, Lieutenant Kevin Cabra Netherton said “It’s been a busy week but I’ve enjoyed pushing the ship to its limits to see how it copes with a full spectrum of war fighting serials.”

While HMS Montrose was alongside in Stavanger, the Commanding Officer - Cdr Conor O’Neill, took the opportunity to meet the Deputy Mayor of Stavanger – Bjorg Tysdal Mo and the Harbour Master – Maritime Chief Trond Andersen. 

Norway and the UK have strong ties, dating from before the Second World War, not least as Free Norwegian Navy warships were based in our namesake town of Montrose, on Scotland’s East Coast, during the conflict.  

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