Friday, May 25, 2012

First Woman To Command A Warship

First Woman To Command A Warship In Royal Navy History

By Claire Gordon , Posted May 25th 2012 @ 11:57AM 

On Monday, 40-year-old Sarah West made history, reports the BBC, when she took command of the HMS Portland, a Type 23 frigate. When Henry VIII created the Royal Navy, he could never have predicted this day. West will be leading a crew of 185 -- a crew of mostly men.
West joined the Navy 16 years ago, after graduating with an honors degree in mathematics. In that time, she's served in the Middle East, and helped evacuate thousands of Britons from Beirut in 2006, as artillery fire rained down.

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