HMS Sutherland to deploy to Asia Pacific region next year

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the UK will send a second warship to the Asia Pacific region to strengthen relations with allies in the area.
Addressing the crew on HMS Sutherland this morning, the Defence Secretary announced that the ship will leave HM Naval Base Devonport in the New Year to represent UK interests across the Indian Ocean and into the Pacific.
In a period of ongoing tension in the Korean peninsula, the Type 23 Frigate will be available to work closely with our regional partners, including US, Japanese and South Korean, and participate in joint training and exercises.
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