Royal Navy’s last Type 22 frigate leaves for the scrapyard

ON HER WAY The former HMS Cumberland
ON HER WAY The former HMS Cumberland
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The last of the Royal Navy’s Type 22 frigates has left Portsmouth for the scrapyard.

The former HMS Cumberland was towed from the harbour this morning by Turkish scrap merchant Leyal Ship Recycling.

The tug and ship sounded their horns as they left the harbour entrance, marking the end of the class of ship.

Her departure had been delayed by bad weather both in Portsmouth and on the route to Turkey.