HMS Protector was deployed to the South Atlantic in 2015. She travels to various locations in and around the Antarctic Peninsula on missions including:
- Undertaking hydrographic surveys of the area to improve the safety of navigation.
- Providing support to UK and foreign research stations.
- Assisting the British Antarctic Survey.
As well providing practical support, Protector is a symbol of the Royal Navy’s global reach and operational flexibility. She shows that we’re ready and able to act whenever and wherever needed.