For the third time in a month a Royal Naval warship pays a farewell visit to Liverpool before paying off. HMS Campbeltown is a type 22 frigate, built at Cammel Lairds, the shipyard that can be seen in the background, she entered service in 1989.She is the second ship to carry this name.
The name of HMS Campbeltown has a distinguished record of Royal Navy service, with honours for the Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1942 and St. Nazaire 1942, often referred to as "the greatest raid of all" as it had the largest number of Victoria Cross medals awarded for a single operation.
Campbeltown’s last official duty will be to visit St Nazaire and commemorate the 69th anniversary of this remarkable operation with some of the few remaining veterans from 1942.
The ship's motto is "Victoria Fortes Sequitur" which translates as "Victory Through Strength"
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