Royal Navy ships sold to Bangladesh

TWO former Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels built by Hall Russell in Aberdeen have been sold to Bangladesh's navy.

HMS Leeds Castle and HMS Dumbarton Castle entered service in 1982 and protected the fishing fleets and oil and gas fields in the North Sea before long-term duty guarding the Falkland Islands after the war.

Ship repair yard A&P Tyne will overhaul the vessels and will train 66 Bangladeshi sailors to operate them.