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Welcome to HMS Gloucester's Website! We hope you find it interesting and informative.

The present HMS Gloucester was one of the last four of the class to be built. They have a lengthened hull design giving better seakeeping qualities and greater endurance.

The ship was built by Vosper Thorneycroft at Woolston, Southampton and launched on 2nd November 1982 by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester. The ship retains links with the Rifles Regiment and the City of Gloucester. The ship's crest features a horseshoe, part of the City's Tudor Arms. The ships motto is "Prorsum" which means Onwards.

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