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Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders on the Clyde, Lancaster is the fourth of the Type 23 frigates. She was launched by Her Majesty the Queen (Duke of Lancaster) in May 1990 and commissioned 2 years later. The Ship's emblem is the historically famous Lancastrian Red Rose.

The current HMS Lancaster is the sixth to bear the name. She was commissioned in 1992 by Her Majesty the Queen in her official role as Duke of Lancaster who incidentally retains close links as our sponsor. Displacing 4000 tonnes and with a crew of approximately 180, Portsmouth is her home port when not on operational tasking.

Her well-trained Ship's Company push the modern equipment hard giving Lancaster the potency and versatility to carry out contemporary tasking anywhere in the world. In particular, the Ship has the broad scope to lead on humanitarian relief effort, support a Carrier Strike Group, The Joint Rapid Reaction Force or participate in Maritime Interdiction operations.

We hope you find our site interesting. The pages will be updated on a regular basis to keep you abreast of her recent activities and to give you a flavour of the exciting life we lead in a modern and busy Royal Navy frigate.

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