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HMS Portland (F79)
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HMS Portland (F79)

HMS Portland is a Type 23 Duke Class frigate. Based at HMNB Devonport in Plymouth, she was launched by Lady Heather Brigstocke on 15 May 1999.



Led by Commander Matthew Court RN, HMS Portland is a Type 23 frigate – also known as the Duke Class, since all ships of the class are named after British dukes. Originally designed as anti-submarine vessels, Type 23 frigates have been used in a variety of other roles, from warfighting to maritime security operations.

The Type 23 frigate has now entered an extensive upgrade period to receive new radars, engines, and the cutting-edge Sea Ceptor missile system.

Duke class

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