The frigate HMS Somerset returns to Plymouth today after a six month patrol in the Gulf and Indian Ocean. More than six hundred people are expected to greet the ship. It's been engaged in counter piracy and drugs operations.
One of the West Country's favourite warships turns twenty today. HMS Somerset has travelled almost 60,000 nautical miles since launching in 1994. The Plymouth-based frigate is on her way home from the Gulf where she's been taking part in a global security operation.
ThePlymouth-based Royal Navy frigate, HMS Somerset, has returned to sea for the first time in nine months, after an extensive revamp.
The Type 23 frigate has been given a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet, following the £20 million upgrade in her home port of Plymouth.
The ship sailed from HM Naval Base, Devonport, to undertake a period of training and equipment trials before returning to operational tasking later this year.