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HMS Portland (F79)
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HMS Portland (F79)

HMS Portland is a Type 23 Duke Class frigate. Based at HMNB Devonport in Plymouth, she was launched by Lady Heather Brigstocke on 15 May 1999.



Led by Commander Ed Moss-Ward, HMS Portland is a Type 23 frigate – also known as the Duke Class, since all ships of the class are named after British dukes. Originally designed as anti-submarine vessels, Type 23 frigates have been used in a variety of other roles, from warfighting to maritime security operations.

The Type 23 frigate has now entered an extensive upgrade period to receive new radars, engines, and the cutting-edge Sea Ceptor missile system.

Duke class

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