A CEREMONY took place this morning to mark HMS St Albans’ return to frontline service following a £25m upgrade.
A rededication ceremony took place at Portsmouth Naval Base to mark the occasion, attended by hundreds of guests including dignitaries from the ship’s namesake town.
Lady Suzie Essenhigh who launched the Type 23 frigate in 2002 was also at the ceremony.
The ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Catherine Jordan, said: ‘Everybody has worked very hard.
‘The partnership between the ship’s company, BAE, the dockyard and all the agencies who have been involved have really pulled together against a number of challenges to deliver the ship on time.
‘It’s appropriate to recognise their hard work and effort.’