Devonport-based HMS Argyll returns home after an 11-month extreme makeover at Rosyth. Families gathered on the jetty to welcome the ship home.
The Type 23 frigate has undergone 290,000 man hours of modifications and upgrades. HMS Argyll's commanding officer, Commander Paul Stroude, said: "It is great to be back home in Plymouth." The makeover means the ship has many more years of service left.
While HMS Argyll arrived back at base, another Plymouth-based ship, HMS Cumberland, departed for the Middle East.
The Type 22 frigate will assist Iraqi maritime forces secure oil platforms in the Northern Arabian Gulf.
Loved ones waved as HMS Cumberland left Plymouth on a deployment which will also include helping to keep sea lanes safe for both trade and logistical support for the campaign in Afghanistan.
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