HMS Cornwall (F99)
|Laid down:||14 December 1983|
|Launched:||14 October 1985|
|Commissioned:||23 April 1988|
|Fate:||Active in service as of 2005.|
|Length:||148.1 m (485.9 ft)|
|Beam:||14.8 m (48.5 ft)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Complement:||250 (max 301)|
|Armament:||114 mm (4.5 inch) MK 8 gun|
Goalkeeper close-in weapons system (CIWS)
|Aircraft:||Lynx MK 8 helicopters|
|Motto:||Latin: unus et omnes (one and all)|
The sixth and present HMS Cornwall is the first of the Batch 3 Type 22 frigates. She is a much larger warship than the original Broadsword (Batch 1) class. She was launched in October 1985 and was commissioned at Falmouth in 1988 by the ship's sponsor, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
In 1993, Cornwall acted as flagship of the Battle of the Atlantic Fleet Review, which was a commemoration of the Second Battle of the Atlantic which was fought from 1939 to 1945 during World War II. In 2001, Cornwall was part of the British Task Force that was part of the United Kingdom's contribution to the invasion of Afghanistan. In 2002, during the Queen's Golden Jubilee, Cornwall performed a 21-gun salute, after a day of events involving the armed forces of the United Kingdom, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.
In 2003, Cornwall was involved in the War on Terrorism as part of Standing Naval Force Atlantic. She returned to the UK later that year. In early 2004 the ship assumed the task of being Fleet Ready Escort. She is the lead ship of the 2nd Frigate Squadron based at Devonport Dockyard, the largest naval base in Western Europe.
See HMS Cornwall for other ships of the name.
|Type 22 frigate|
|Broadsword | Battleaxe | Brilliant | Brazen | Boxer | Beaver | Brave | London | Sheffield | Coventry | Cornwall | Cumberland | Campbeltown | Chatham|
List of frigates of the Royal Navy