Tuesday, 2 November 2010


As part of her work-up following a year long refit at Rosyth in the hands of Babcock Marine, HMS ARGYLL has just spent a day on the noise range in Loch Goil. The Type 23 frigate, seen here sailing after the trials on the loch, arrived on the Clyde on Monday morning. During the refit, which cost around £19 million, propulsion and weapons systems have been extensively upgraded, crew accommodation improved, and new paint systems applied to her hull. ARGYLL is the first of the class to receive a second major refit, and will be recommissioned in December at Devonport.