Revamped HMS Montrose completes sea trials
The British Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has returned to Plymouth following a successful trials period at sea, it was announced on 31 July.
The ship returned to port three weeks after leaving dry dock where it spent three years undergoing an upgrade.
The trial period tested the ship's engines and manoeuvring capabilities, along with weapons testing.
The ship will now conduct more work alongside in Plymouth before sailing to conduct further trials.
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