Department of Defense CAPTION
British Royal Navy file photo of HMS Cornwall (F99), a Type 22 Broadsword-class frigate. The Type 22 was designed to be a specialist anti-submarine warfare vessel as part of the Royal Navy's contribution to NATO. Since then they have evolved into a general-purpo
British fregate HMS CORNWALL got the Kiel canal pilot at Rendsburg-Rüsterbergen in October 2006.
Laid down: 14 December 1983
Launched: 14 October 1985
Commissioned: 23 April 1988
Fate: Active in service as of 2006.
Displacement: 5,300 t
HMS Cornwall in refit at Devonport 15/5/2010
Note new platform and davits being added amidships to improve launch and recovery of RIBs - she is the last of the 4 type 22 batch 3s to receive this small upgrade which reflects the increasing amount of boarding operations by RN warships in anti-terroris