The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s Disposal Services Authority has put the Royal Navy ship HMS Edinburgh, also known as the “Fortress of the Sea” and another Type 42 destroyer, HMS York, have been put up for sale on its website.
Type-42 destroyer HMS York returned to cheering crowds of families and well-wishers at Portsmouth Naval Base last week following a varied and wide-ranging deployment to the Falklands in the South Atlantic and Libya.
The Royal Navy’s HMS York on the last leg of her five-month deployment to the South Atlantic on Falkland Islands patrolling is heading for Britain after having shifted oceans to the Pacific.
Burton’s Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths is flying to the Falkland Islands to experience life there with the British armed forces, reports Burton Mail. MP Griffiths will travel to the South Atlantic with the RAF under the All Parliamentary Armed Services Scheme, ‘a mini- Territorial Army for MPs’.
HMS York is back in the Atlantic heading for the Falkland Islands after her headline-making trip to Libya.
The Type 42 destroyer was en-route to take up a five-month patrol in the south Atlantic when she was diverted to join the international relief effort and help foreign citizens and Britons leave the country.
The Royal Navy HMS York based in Portsmouth is on her way to the South Atlantic to conduct maritime security patrols. The refurbished Type 42 destroyer will spend the majority of the five-month deployment patrolling the British South Atlantic islands including the Falklands and South Georgia.