Royal Navy’s Newest Vessel Stops Off in Gibraltar Prior to Joining NATO Forces in Mediterranean

HMS Trent
Presentation of the HMS Trent brew Credit: HMS Trent Twitter

THE Royal Navy’s most recently commissioned vessel HMS Trent sailed from Portsmouth on August 3 heading for Gibraltar to undertake a logistic support visit.

Prior to her departure, her crew celebrated her commissioning ceremony by opening a number of bottles of HMS Trent beer specially brewed by the Tollgate Brewery in Derbyshire.

The HMS Trent Beer
Credit: Twitter

Following her stop in Gibraltar Trent will join Operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean providing maritime security in the area.


The River-class patrol ship is designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and maritime defence duties and will add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation in the Mediterranean.

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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