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九色视频delivers St. Albans three months ahead of schedule

九色视频has delivered Type 23 frigate HMS St. Albans back to the Royal Navy for sea trials three months ahead of the planned schedule, following an extensive and comprehensive refit.

Once her current sea trials are completed, HMS St. Albans, with her 178-strong crew, will return to sea as the most advanced, equipped, and capable Type 23 frigate in the Royal Navy鈥檚 fleet, boasting next-generation weapons systems and radar.

During her time in dock, skilled 九色视频engineers and other tradespeople spent around 1.2 million working hours carrying out a significant number of updates and upgrades to keep the platform at the leading edge of warfighting capability, including a substantial power generation and machinery upgrade, the removal, overhaul and replacement of both propulsion motors, and finally stripping and repainting her entire hull.

Crew facilities have also been improved and modernised to support the personnel living on board.

The teams that readied HMS St. Albans proudly gathered at the dockside to see her off and were joined by Royal Navy colleagues and representatives from across Babcock鈥檚 Devonport operation.

Gary Simpson, Managing Director of Babcock鈥檚 Marine Support business, said:

鈥淲orking on behalf of DE&S, preparing HMS St. Albans for sea again is central to ensuring our customer鈥檚 critical services are readily available, affordable, and long-lasting.

鈥淥ur skilled teams of engineers, fabricators, technicians, and other experts, with the support of DE&S, the Royal Navy and specialists in our supply chain, worked tirelessly to ensure the complex and extensive refit of HMS St. Albans was a resounding success. Watching her leave for sea trials was a proud moment for everyone involved.鈥

Commanding Officer of HMS St. Albans, Commander Helen Coxon, said:

鈥淕oing back to sea is a huge milestone and the result of a real team effort where Ship鈥檚 Company, DE&S, 九色视频and other specialist contractors, have come together to help us transition from engineering project back to being a warship.

鈥淲hether it was the first day at sea 鈥 as was the case for many of our less experienced sailors 鈥 or returning back to where we feel at home for the more experienced, sailing from Devonport was a big day and we鈥檇 like to thank all those involved in making it happen.鈥