Photographed at Cardiff in May 2000. I believe it may be one of the River Class minesweepers built in the mid 80's
I've inset pictures of the crests/badges on the funnel and bridge front plus the name plate.
Looks like it was visiting Cardiff, incognito!
Photogaphed at Portsmouth Dockyard on 11 July 1982
The vessel was laid down in 1975 by Hall, Russell & Company in Aberdeen. HMS Shetland was launched on 22 October 1976
In 1992, Shetland seized cocaine with a street value of £30 million from a British-registered oil rig support vessel, 170 miles e