HMS Kent at the Port of Dover Photo: Port of Dover
HMS Kent arrived at the Port of Dover for a visit to her namesake county last weekend.
Commander Jez Brettell, Kent’s new Commanding Officer, said: “It is a genuine pleasure to visit the Ship’s home town and it is only right that Dover is our inaugural port visit of 2022. We are exceptionally proud of the name the Ship carries, the strong maritime links we have with our county and our motto – Invicta! (Unconquered!)”
HMS KENT is the 12th Ship to bear the name. She was built in Clyde, Scotland, and was launched on the 27th May 1998 by Princess Alexandra of Kent.
As one of the Royal Navy’s newest frigates, she’s been specially designed for versatility, meaning she can undertake a wide variety of operations, from combat and humanitarian aid. The Ship weighs approximately 4,900 tons, is 133 metres long and can reach speeds greater than 28 Knots.