Royal Navy Frigate And US Navy Conduct Joint Drills In South China Sea

Posted on January 17, 2019

HMS Argyll is part of two days of events in the region, along with the US Navy’s USS McCampbell. After spending Christmas just outside Tokyo in the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet home of Yokosuka, Argyll began the first homeward leg of her nine-month Asia-Pacific deployment. The British vessel conducted communication drills, combined manoeuvres and sent some of her crew to the US warship to trade places with Americans in order for personnel to get used to different routines, terminology and working practices.

“Following on from our successful time in north-east Asia, where we’ve been contributing to promoting regional security and prosperity, we were delighted with the opportunity to train alongside our closest ally,” said Argyll’s Commanding Officer Commander Toby Shaughnessy. “Professional engagement with our British counterparts allows us the opportunity to build upon our existing strong relationships and learn from each other.”

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