HMS Argyll opens to the public on January 22

|     Aziz Idris     |

THE public are welcome to view the United Kingdom (UK) Royal Navy ship – HMS Argyll – at Muara Port next Tuesday, January 22 at Muara Commercial Port.

According to a press release from British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, HMS Argyll’s Commanding Officer Commander Toby Shaughnessy Royal Navy and her ship’s company look forward to welcoming the public on board and to exercising with the Royal Brunei Navy.

The UK Royal Navy ship HMS Argyll will be visiting Brunei Darussalam next week to foster the deep longstanding bilateral defence relationship between the UK and Brunei.

HMS Argyll is on a nine-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific as part of the UK’s commitment to support international efforts promoting stability, security and prosperity in the region.

HMS Argyll is the longest-serving ‘Duke Class’ Type 23 frigate in the Royal Navy which was launched in 1989. With 179 crew members and 26 officers, the HMS Argyll is the first Royal Navy warship to deploy with Sea Ceptor, a supersonic missile defence system developed for the Royal Navy that can travel with a range of more than 25km at three times the speed of sound.

UK Royal Navy ship HMS Argyll. – BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION