The last goodbye to HMS Montrose in Portsmouth today where the proud crew and former proud sailors gathered for her decommissioning ceremony – with music from the Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines.

The emotional send off for the Type-23 Frigate had seen over 30 years of loyal service, and was deployed around the globe on many missions – and was mostly based in Plymouth.

The team at Westward Shipping News wish to pay our tributes to the crew and the loyal service of HMS Montrose to Plymouth and the nation.


HMS Montrose on her way into Devonport in December 2022
The proud crew of HMS Montrose manning the rails sailing across the Hoe