UK Navy Decommissions HMS Cumberland

27 June 2011 (Last Updated June 27th, 2011 18:30)

The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned its Type 42 frigate, HMS Cumberland, following service of more than 25 years. The frigate was launched in 1986 before being commissioned on 10 June 1989, and had served the nation since then in various operations including the Falklands, two Gulf wars

The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned its Type 42 frigate, HMS Cumberland, following service of more than 25 years.

The frigate was launched in 1986 before being commissioned on 10 June 1989, and had served the nation since then in various operations including the Falklands, two Gulf wars and most recently in Libyan missions.

The 148.1m-long HMS Cumberland had a displacement capacity of 5,300t and a cruising speed of 30kt.

The other type 42 frigates that were scrapped under last year's Strategic Defence and Security Review include Campbeltown, Chatham and Cornwall.