Warship to get a woman commander


Updated: For the first time in Britain’s 500-year-old naval history,  a media report said on Monday. Thirty-nine-year-old Lieutenant Commander Sarah West will take control of the Type 23 frigate HMS Portland. The vessel has 185 crew members, which includes mostly male. HMS Portland boasts of Harpoon and Sea Wolf missile systems and Sting-ray anti-submarine torpedoes, among others.

The ship of 5000 tons, with a maximum speed of 30 knots, a helicopter and can also lead to a ‘total war” to get involved.Go West is a historic chapter of ‘high function”, which was founded during the reign of Henry VIII, the newspaper SunWomen were only small, not to fight warships such as fisheries protection vessels ordered.

But senior officers, said Lt. Cdr West has seen fierce competition from male officers to win the role because of his leadership, trust, courage, common sense and uncommon knowledge of people to win.

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