A Royal Navy vessel is due to arrive in Gibraltar today, Friday 12 January for a short logistical stop.
HMS Sutherland, which is affectionately known as 'The Fighting Clan', is a Type 23 anti-submarine warfare frigate. She left the UK earlier this week and will be away for seven months, conducting operations and exercises with a wide range of allies and partners.
The ship was the 13th of the 16 Type 23 frigates to be built, and she was launched in 1996 at the Yarrow shipyard (now BAE) on the Clyde. HMS Sutherland's home port is now Devonport, in Plymouth.
When she leaves Gibraltar, she will travel on deployment to Australia, the Far East and the Gulf region. Her captain is Commander Andrew Canale.