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HMS Montrose on the last leg of its South Atlantic deployment

Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 22:29 UTC
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Commander Lett pleased with the challenges and rewards Commander Lett pleased with the challenges and rewards

The Royal Navy HMS Montrose has entered icy waters on the latest leg of its deployment in the South Atlantic. This latest stage of Montrose’s six-month trip has taken it to the edge of the ice fields to the extreme south of the Earth, reports Montrose Review.

Slipping past icebergs 8,000 miles from home, the Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate has begun 2012 hard at work and is patrolling British territories including Saint Helena and the South Sandwich islands.

HMS Montrose has encountered breathtaking scenery, from penguin-clad glaciers to rocky outcrops, as she operates in cold waters and her crew, led by Commander Jonathan Lett, has been in the South Atlantic since before Christmas.

Commander Lett said: “Working in this part of the world involves long distances but spectacular scenery. We often experience sub-zero temperatures because of where we are, and landscapes that are nothing like Britain.

“It’s a deployment that many of my ship’s company enjoy, because it is so unique. We have worked hard as a ship, which is very encouraging. (Montrose Review)

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  • briton

    the new type 45, will look after things, whilst you go and rest,

    Feb 03rd, 2012 - 12:03 am 0
  • Filippo

    pirate ship go home to with your illegal pirate population on our land since before our land existed!!!!

    Feb 03rd, 2012 - 01:39 pm 0
  • BenC30

    Filippo - If you haven't got nothing sensible to say, don't say anything at all. It makes you look foolish when you try to compare Her Majesty's Royal Navy to pirates.

    Feb 03rd, 2012 - 07:20 pm 0
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