WATCH: British frigate HMS Iron Duke demonstrates her firepower


Frigate HMS Iron Duke blasted through her weapon systems.

On show were her General Purpose Machine Guns, miniguns, 30mm cannons, 4.5″ gun and the Seawolf missile system in the English Channel.

The Type 23 frigates form the core of the Royal Navy’s fleet and serve alongside the Type 45 destroyers.

Originally designed for anti-submarine warfare in the North Atlantic, the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates have proven their versatility in warfighting, peace-keeping and maritime security operations around the globe.

Thirteen Type 23 frigates remain in service with the Royal Navy, with three vessels having been sold to Chile and handed over to the Chilean Navy.


  1. Timely. With all the talk of the Type 26 it’s good to point out how the T23 is still very effective, and will be for some years yet, after a fairly recent refit.