UK Permanently Stations Surface Combatant in Persian Gulf

A new era in Royal Navy operations in the Middle East began this week with the arrival of HMS Montrose in Bahrain – ready to begin a three-year mission as the first forward-based frigate in the Royal Navy’s new Bahraini base.
After a six-month, 47,000-mile journey from her home in Plymouth, the frigate sailed into the Navy’s new support facility in the Gulf kingdom, the hub of Britain’s naval operations east of Suez.
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HMS Montrose
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