HMS Montrose has spent ten days in Singapore.
According to the Royal Navy, the Plymouth-based warship used the ten-day break to allow maintenance to be carried out.
“The ship berthed at Sembawang Naval Wharves on the north side of the island where an eight-strong team of Royal Navy personnel are permanently based.
They support visiting ships from the Five Power Defence Agreement – UK, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia, plus Singapore – and the US Navy.
There are more than 150 movements each year at the wharves – opened on the eve of World War 2 and used by legendary ships such as HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse – making it busier than Portsmouth Naval Base.”
HMS Montrose is currently crossing the globe on her way to take up posting as the Royal Navy’s forward deployed frigate in the Persian Gulf. Once in Bahrain, Montrose will conduct patrols for up to three years say the Royal Navy, with her crew trading places every six months with the ship’s company of her sister, HMS Monmouth, also based in Plymouth.