A royal guest was given a tour of HMS Kent to hear all about the ship’s recent overseas deployment.
Princess Alexandra, the ship’s sponsor, met dozens of crew members who returned in May from a seven-month mission to the Gulf, Red Sea and Mediterranean.
It was a welcome opportunity for us to show Her Royal Highness how our ship has evolved and to share experiences of the recent seven-month Gulf deploymentHMS Kent’s Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Thomas
During 45 minutes on board, the Princess – who first commissioned HMS Kent into the Navy fleet in 2000 – was shown the ship’s flight deck, hangar, wardroom and parts of the upper deck.
She also learnt about the ship’s warfare, logistics and marine and weapon engineer-ing departments.
HMS Kent’s Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Thomas, said: ‘HMS Kent was delighted to welcome Princess Alexandra on board exactly 15 years after she commissioned the ship in 2000.
‘It was a welcome opportunity for us to show Her Royal Highness how our ship has evolved and to share experiences of the recent seven-month Gulf deployment.’
The type 23 frigate sailed more than 47,000 miles conducting maritime security patrols, which included working with American and French aircraft carriers.