HMS Trent, an Offshore Patrol Vessel, will be based in Gibraltar.
According to The Telegraph, the vessel has been based permanently in the territory.
“A Royal Navy warship will patrol from Gibraltar for the first time as part of a defence review designed to increase Britain’s influence across the globe.
The announcement will be set out before Parliament in Monday’s Command Paper, titled Defence in a Competitive Age, which is also expected to include plans to reduce the Army by 10,000 troops over the next decade.”
HMS Trent is a Batch 2 River class offshore patrol vessel, named after the River Trent.
“HMS Trent, an offshore patrol vessel, will operate from Gibraltar later this year, where she will be able to support Nato operations in the Mediterranean, as well as work with North African partners and support counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa.”