UK Navy Decommissions Last Type 22 Frigate HMS Cornwall

10 July 2011 (Last Updated July 10th, 2011 18:30)

The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned the last of the Type 22 frigates, HMS Cornwall, at Devonport Naval Base, UK. The ship, known as the Fighting 99, has served for 23 years and has circumnavigated the globe, participated in Cold War operations, and performed counter-piracy duties in the

The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned the last of the Type 22 frigates, HMS Cornwall, at Devonport Naval Base, UK.

The ship, known as the Fighting 99, has served for 23 years and has circumnavigated the globe, participated in Cold War operations, and performed counter-piracy duties in the east of Suez.

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

The frigate was decommissioned under the UK MoD's Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.

The future of the ship is yet to be determined.