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Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: UK RN to lose two frigates and deploy OPVs into Gulf of Guinea and Indo-Pacific in defence shake-up

22nd March 2021 - 19:45 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

The frigates, HMS Monmouth and HMS Montrose, were earlier planned to be decommissioned in 2026 and 2027 respectively.

It has been revealed the UK RN will lose two Type 23 frigates from its current surface fleet following the publication of the Defence Command Paper, which, building on the earlier Integrated Review, has outlined widespread changes across the country’s armed forces.

The MoD also announced that two Batch ...

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