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Welcome to HMS Monmouth's website.

Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders on the Clyde, Monmouth is the sixth of the Type 23 Duke class frigates. She was launched by Lady Eaton in 1991 and commissioned two years later. Affectionately known as the 'Black Duke' (to find out why see the ship's history page), Monmouth is easily recognised by the black flag she flies from the mainmast.

Versatile, well equipped and manned by a first class Ship's Company, Monmouth aims to undertake all tasks with determination, initiative and style. Based in Devonport (Plymouth), she is the seventh warship to bear the name and has more battle honours than any other ship in the Fleet.

We hope you find these pages interesting; they will be updated regularly to keep you informed about the ship's programme and give you an insight into life onboard what we consider to be Her Majesty's finest warship

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