An operation to monitor a Russian warship through British waters cost the Royal Navy almost £1.4m.


Figures, obtained through a Freedom of Information request revealed the navy’s operation to shadow this fleet cost £1,394,000 – which includes man hours and fuel.


The Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan sailed from Portsmouth to mark the Kuznetsov group, and the Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond escorted the group from the Norwegian Sea as it steamed south.