The UK Royal Navy’s (RN) Type 23 or Duke-class frigate HMS Kent has completed a short complex overhaul to prepare for its future deployments.

The related work was a collaborative effort of different organisations including the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the RN and vessel’s company BAE Systems.

All the associated units worked together to ensure that the Type 23 frigate is ready for conducting high-tempo missions.

HMS Kent Commanding Officer commander Jez Brettell said: “HMS Kent’s latest engineering support period was a complex project and while there were emergent engineering challenges, I am very pleased that the entire team, ship’s staff and BAE Systems alike, worked closely together to overcome all issues in short order.”

The maintenance period primarily provided essential repairs to the vessel, ensuring that it is fully prepared for the potential future operations.

Work involved replacing one of the two diesel generators of HMS Kent.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The other generator, which had passed around 12,000 hours of continuous work, underwent an overhaul. Each generator could produce 1,700bhp.

Furthermore, the frigate’s artisan radar and gyro system, which provides positioning and essential input information to weapons and sensors on board, were also upgraded.

The Type 23 frigate Kent was recently deployed to the Pacific Rim for seven months, along with its carrier strike group and HMS Queen Elizabeth.

It will be the Portsmouth-based frigate’s first deployment following the maintenance works in her home base.

The ship is currently being evaluated by the RN’s assessors and undergoing operational sea training off Plymouth.

This training is undertaken by all the RN warships before conducting any mission in home waters or beyond.