The newest warship in the Royal Navy's fleet has broken down at sea just days into her first voyage.
HMS Trent's engine failed shortly after setting sail for a second time from Gibraltar, had spent three days.
She was photographed today being dragged back into port.
The HMS Trent was due to join a Nato mission hunting terrorists and people-traffickers, however suffered engine failure after setting off from Portsmouth on her maiden voyage on August 3.
“Gibraltar was HMS Trent’s first ever port of call. The warship was on its way to eastern Med when something went wrong at sea. The captain turned the ship round. They managed to get back to the Bay of Gibraltar under their own steam but then they called out the tugs to help into the harbor.
The Royal Navy later told the publication that the ship had suffered a defect and was now awaiting spare parts to be repaired.
The latest failure comes after it was revealed by The Mirror in June that HMS Dauntless, a £1billion Type 45 destroyer, has been tied up at her moorings since 2016 – when she spent a total of just six days at sea.