HMS Northumberland is currently docked at the Port of Tyne International Ferry Terminal in North Shields for a routine port visit to the North East.
Named after the Duke of Northumberland, the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate specialises in anti-submarine warfare.
Named after the Duke of Northumberland, the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate specialises in anti-submarine warfare. HMS Northumberland is based in Devonport, Plymouth and is part of the Devonport Flotilla. HMS Northumberland currently holds an operational duty which includes the possibility of being tasked at short notice to respond to unexpected global events. Captain of HMS Northumberland, Commander Thom Hobbs, said it was a real privilege and pleasure to be back alongside its home country of Northumberland. During the tour visitors can expect to see the likes of the area where the anti-ship missile system is stored, the sea sceptre capability – an air defence missile system – and the flight deck. HMS Northumberland is an anti-submarine frigate with around 200 people on board who are fully trained to do whatever the Government instructs them to do. Visitors will only be able to see the top deck of HMS Northumberland, but our photos give an insight to some of the control rooms underneath. On-board HMS Northumberland which sees its crew tasked with preparing for operational sea training before assuming a period of national and contingent tasking.