Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster returns to Portsmouth after Christmas duties

A ROYAL Navy warship has returned to Portsmouth following duties guarding Britain’s coastline.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 4:10 pm
Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster arrived back in Portsmouth Naval Base on Firiday, August 9, after five months on exercise with NATO Standing Maritime Group One. Picture: Sarah Standing (090819-2834)

Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster sailed back into Portsmouth Naval Base following a stint of duty over the Christmas and New Year period.

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The 4,900-tonne warship is one of the navy’s 13 frigates and is one of Senior Service’s state-of-the-art submarine-hunting specialists.

Westminster is armed with Sea Ceptor missiles as well as anti-ship missiles and torpedoes that can target underwater boats. She also has a 4.5in naval gun and an assortment of small arms.