Type 23 Frigate HMS Richmond has docked in Haifa.
HMS Richmond is currently deployed as part of the Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment.
HMS Richmond – welcome to Israel🇮🇱! We are delighted to have you and the crew here in #Haifa as part of the Carrier Strike Group’s global deployment! ⛴ @HMSQNLZ @DefenceHQ #CSG21 pic.twitter.com/vKZSOFBXlK
— UK in Israel 🇬🇧 (@ukinisrael) June 29, 2021
HMS Richmond is a Type 23 frigate and, say the Royal Navy, “part of the fleet that is considered to be central to our frontline operations. That includes disrupting the work of criminals, including smugglers, pirates and drug traffickers”.
“As one of the Royal Navy’s newest frigates, she’s been specially designed for versatility, meaning she can undertake a wide variety of operations, from combat and humanitarian aid to acting as a training vessel for the next generation of Royal Navy engineers. She has also played a key role in high profile ceremonial events.”
What is the UK Carrier Strike Group doing?
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the deployed flag ship for Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21), a deployment that will see the ship and her escorts sail to the Asia-Pacific and back.
The Carrier Strike Group includes ships from the United States Navy, the Dutch Navy, and Marines from the US Marine Corps. As well as British frigates, destroyers, a submarine, two RFA supply ships and air assets from 617 Sqn, 820 NAS, 815 NAS and 845 NAS.
CSG21 will see the ship along with the Strike Group work with over 40 countries from around the world. The Strike Group will operate and exercise with other countries Navies and Air Forces during the 7 month deployment.