HMS Lancaster (F229)

HMS Lancaster was built on the Clyde, joining the Fleet in 1992. This versatile Type 23 frigate

HMS Lancaster (F229) is currently on deployment

Maritime security

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

7,800+ miles

Total range

185 personnel

On board

28+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Maintenance and sea-trials

Portsmouth

Just like a regular service for your car, all ships go through maintenance to ensure best performance.

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Our base

Portsmouth

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HMS Lancaster's role

Type 23 frigate, HMS Lancaster is a multi-role warship, which is equally adept at tackling drug-busting operations in the Caribbean as it is carrying out maritime security patrols East of Suez. The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates are the core of our frontline fleet simply because of their utility and all-round operational effectiveness.

HMS Lancaster is capable of deploying with a Wildcat maritime attack helicopter, which makes her ideal for our most challenging defence engagement and security operations.

 

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