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HMS Somerset
© By Photo: LA(Phot) Abbie Gadd/MOD, OGL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26917013

HMS Somerset


Due to visit Llandudno this weekend as part of the Armed forces Day Celebrations

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Somerset 
HMS Somerset in Indian Ocean, 2011

HMS Somerset is a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. She is the eleventh ship of the class to join the fleet since 1989. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd on the River Clyde, in Scotland and was launched in June 1994 by Lady Elspeth Layard, wife of then 2nd Sea Lord Admiral and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command Admiral Sir Michael Layard. She entered service in 1996. Lady Layard is the ship's sponsor. She is named after the Dukedom of Somerset.

The fourth Somerset to serve in the Royal Navy, she has inherited four battle honours from previous ships of the name; Vigo Bay (1702), Velez Malaga (1704), Louisburg (1758) and Quebec (1759). The previous ships all served during the 18th century and ensured that the name Somerset played a significant part in that period of naval history.


© By Photo: LA(Phot) Abbie Gadd/MOD, OGL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26917013

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Can't wait to see this fine ship here in Llandudno Bay

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