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HMS returns home
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ROYAL Navy warship HMS , which evacuated more than 240 Britons from war-torn Lebanon, finally returns home to Portsmouth today after one of its most gruelling deployments.

The Type 23 frigate had been on its way back to the UK after a six-month deployment in the Persian Gulf, protecting Iraqi oil platforms, when it was called upon to join other British forces gathering off Beirut.

The ship arrived in Beirut at the end of July where it helped 243 passengers onboard before making a hasty retreat to Limassol, Cyprus. It joined a fleet of six ships, including HMS Gloucester, HMS York, HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria in the evacuation.

10:04amFriday18thAugust2006

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