Saturday, March 05, 2005

Navy ships visit Gibraltar

HMS Southampton, HMS Argyll and RFA Fort Rosalie arrived in Gibraltar on Friday.

HMS Southampton

HMS Southampton, a Type 42 Class Destroyer, was launched in January 1979 and commissioned in October 1981.

The Duke Class, Type 23 frigate, HMS ArgyllHMS Argyll was launched in April 1989 and commissioned in May 1991. She is here to carry out live firing exercises for The Principle Warfare Officers’ course. This course is carried out three times a year in Gibraltar and allows Royal Navy Principle Warfare officers to complete their final phase of training.


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