Royal Navy investigates mystery Russian warship in Baltic

HMS Montrose tracked the Russian corvette Soobrazitelny and then was circled by a Russian patrol plane

A British frigate on exercise in the Baltic Sea was dispatched to investigate an unknown Russian warship last week, the Ministry of Defence said.

HMS Montrose was sent to investigate the Russian vessel in international waters off the Danish coast “after picking up the radar signature of an unidentified surface ship”.

The Royal Navy type 23 frigate identified the mystery ship as the 340ft-long Steregushchiy-class corvette RFS Soobrazitelny.

As HMS Montrose tracked the Russian warship, she was circled by an Ilyushin IL-20 “Coot” maritime patrol aircraft.

Full article: Royal Navy investigates mystery Russian warship in Baltic (The Telegraph)

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