UK Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll Returns To UK

September 11, 2013

After completing a series of counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Oceans, the HMS Argyll and its crew were able to enjoy a brief stopover in Bermuda, with the ship now on its way to its home in the United Kingdom.

The Argyll, a type-23 frigate, was met by a very welcoming crowd when it landed on Bermudian shores on August 30, with an official reception held by Governor George Fergusson and other local dignitaries, with many coming out to welcome the crew to a bit of rest and relaxation as it wound down a grueling seven month tour.


Besides giving the vessel time to undergo necessary maintenance before beginning its trip home, the Argyll’s crew enjoyed sports, adventure training, snorkeling, and diving in their efforts to temporarily put work out of their minds, helping them to achieve the kind of much-needed relaxation that long tours at sea require. Those activities included competitive rugby and golf matches played against the Bermudian Police Force, along with the general enjoyment of the island’s warm summer weather.

“The crew have really enjoyed their time in Bermuda and they deserve the opportunity to unwind,” said Warrant Officer 1 Al Davison, the ship’s Executive Warrant Officer, in a statement.

The Argyll’s visit to Bermuda marks the last time that it will dock before it reaches its home port of Davenport later this month.

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