HMS Richmond

HMS Richmond (F239)

HMS Richmond is the seventh Royal Navy ship to proudly bear the name and enjoys strong links to several affiliations in both Richmond upon Thames and Richmond, North Yorkshire.

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

United Kingdom

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

Our base

Our base

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth PL2 2BG
Telephone: ‎+44 345 748 4950

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Commanding Officer

Commander Hugh Botterill

Hugh has subsequently served in Offshore Patrol Vessels, Frigates and Destroyers, enjoying a variety of roles. He spent six cold but fascinating months as the Navigating and Operations Officer of HMS Dumbarton Castle in the South Atlantic.


HMS Richmond's role

Like all Type 23 frigates, HMS Richmond was designed to hunt submarines, but since the end of the Cold War, the role of the frigate within the Royal Navy has become more varied, making them the core of the frontline fleet.

In travelling the world protecting our nation’s interests, HMS Richmond undertakes virtually every type of operation imaginable, from counter narcotics and anti-piracy, to disrupting people trafficking and detaining criminals.

Unit history

Royal Navy careers

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