HMS Northumberland (F238)

HMS Northumberland is a Type 23 Frigate named for the Duke of Northumberland. Originally designed for anti-submarine warfare, she has proven versatile enough for all manner of operations.

HMS Northumberland (F238) is currently on deployment

Operation Kipion

middle east

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

4,900 tonnes

Total displacement

133 metres

Total length 

28+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Alongside

Portsmouth

Alongside in her home port of Devonport Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

Our base

Our base

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth PL2 2BG
Telephone: ‎+44 345 748 4950

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HMS Northumberland’s role

As a Type 23 frigate (also known as the Duke class), HMS Northumberland was originally designed to carry out anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic. Today, this versatile ship carries out a wide variety of maritime security operations, including counter-piracy, escort duties and boarding operations.
 
As the name suggests, HMS Northumberland maintains close ties with the North East of England. She was built by the Swan Hunter shipyard in Tyne and Wear and is affiliated with the county of Northumberland.

 

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