Grimsby woman commands warship

A woman from Grimsby has become the first female commander of a major warship in the Royal Navy.

40-year-old Commander Sarah West took up her new job on HMS Portland last week. it is currently undergoing a refit to bring up to date with other frontline warships.

Sarah West
Sarah West Credit: Calendar News

The ship is due to return to sea in September.

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1st female Naval Commander

Sarah West from Grimsby is the first woman to command a frontline warship in the Royal Navy's 500-year history.