It is a huge honour and a privilege to assume Command of HMS Kent and I look forward to returning her to the Fleet where she will be at the heart of our nation’s defence.

Commander Andy Brown MBE

HMS Kent is in the latter stages of a significant Maintenance Period at HM Naval Base Devonport which has seen a significant increase in the ship’s fighting capability including fitting the new Sea Ceptor Missile System.

The ship is programmed to return to the Fleet later this year.

Cdr Brown will now visit organisations and places affiliated to the ship in London and Kent.

He will then oversee the transition of the ship from shore to sea as HMS Kent’s ship’s company moves on board and prepares for Sea Trials.