The above picture shows the "Somerset" passing through the Kiel Canal in Northern Germany in May 1998.
SOMERSET 1 1999 (November 22nd) Airmail cover posted at Stanley in the Falkland Islands. US$4
Note: The "Somerset" is a type 23 or "Norfolk" Class Royal Navy frigate. This class of frigate were built between 1985 and 1996 incorporating many improvements gained from the Falklands war in 1981-82.
The "Somerset" had in April 1999 returned to Britain from a stint in the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas and after a few months leave joined the South Atlantic Squadron to act as "South Atlantic Guard Ship". The cover above was posted 22 November at Port Stanley.
The view at right shows the "Somerset" at sea in the South Atlantic during 1999.
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