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HMS Campbeltown silhouetted at sea enroute to Gibraltar in 2007
A backlit HMS Campbeltown sails south towards Gibraltar for the first stop on her 7 month deployment to the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf.
The ship is the third of the Type 22 Batch 3 frigates and the second Royal Navy warship to bear the name. Campbeltown was built by Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd in Birkenhead, and was launched on 7 October 1987; entering service on 27 May 1989.
The name of HMS Campbeltown has a distinguished record of Royal Navy service. These are Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1942 and St. Nazaire 1942, which is often referred to as "the greatest raid of all" as it had the largest number of Victoria Cross medals awarded for a single operation.
The ship's motto is "Victoria Fortes Sequitur" which translates as "Victory Through Strength". The crest is of a Bog Myrtle bush, a plant only found in the area surrounding the town of Campbeltown in Argyll, Scotland, the ship's affiliated town and one with which close ties are maintained. HMS Campbeltown is the present platform that young Naval Officers carry out their Initial Sea Training
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