WELCOMED by their families on the jetty, sailors on board HMS Quorn returned to Portsmouth.
The ship has spent nearly three months deployed on mine clearance operations in the Baltic Sea.
While deployed, the ship conducted periods of navigation and seamanship training in the southern Baltic, engaged in live mine disposal in the approaches to Estonia and took part in one of the largest military exercises in the world - Baltops 15.
Quorn’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Stuart Yates, said: ‘I am extremely proud of what this ship’s company has achieved during this deployment with Nato.
‘From exercising with our allies and partners to conducting live mine clearance operations the crew has a huge amount to be proud of. ‘