HMS Kent suicide Investigations – A second death has been alleged at The Royal Navy’s HMS Kent which is a Type 23 Duke class frigate. A Navy Sailor has passed away from an apparent suicide after taking their own life. In 2022, Sailor Daniel Harrison died from suicide while onboard Portsmouth-based HMS Kent. The community is mourning the deadly incident at this time.
About HMS Kent 23 Duke class frigate – She is the twelfth ship to carry the name, though officially she is named after the dukedom rather than the county. Kent was sponsored by Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy, who was the daughter of the late Prince George, Duke of Kent. It was launched on May 28, 1998, and put into service on June 8, 2000, with Commander John Clink in charge. She was the first ship in the Royal Navy to be used in the 21st century. Lt. Cdr. Vanessa Jane Spiller, who was chosen as her Executive Officer in April 2001, was the first woman in the Royal Navy to hold that position.
There are sixteen Battle Honours in Kent’s family tree. The first Kent, who built 46 guns in 1653, got three, and the ninth and tenth Kents, who fought in World Wars I and II, each got five. Kent was sent to the Persian Gulf on August 12, 2019, to take over for HMS Duncan and protect business ships in the area. Kent was sent to the Pacific in 2021 as part of the Royal Navy’s carrier strike group. As part of the celebrations for Bangladesh’s 50th year of freedom, Kent went to Chattogram, Bangladesh, on October 14, 2021. She left Bangladesh on October 19th. As of January 20, 2022, Cdr Jeremy “Jez” Brettell took over as Kent’s 14th and current Commanding Officer, replacing Cdr Matt J. Sykes.