HMS Devonshire was a British frigate under the command of the Royal Navy. The ship was intentionally sent off-course into Chinese-held waters in the South China Sea by Henry Gupta using a stolen GPS encoder. This prompted two Chinese J-17 MiGs to investigate the frigate's unauthorised presence. Unbeknownst to both the fighter pilots and the Devonshire's crew, the frigate was being used in Elliot Carver's diabolical plot to provoke war between China and the United Kingdom in order to secure broadcasting rights in the former. Carver's Stealth Ship, undetectable by either the Devonshire or the MiGs, launched a sea drill at the ship, which cut through the hull and caused the frigate to start sinking. Believing it to be an aerial torpedo fired by the MiGs, the crew sent a message to the admiralty and proceeded to abandon ship, though only seventeen survivors escaped. The Stealth Boat launched a missile at one of the MiGs to frame the frigate for an unprovoked attack and despatched divers down to the sunken vessel to steal one of it's cruise missiles. The ship's seventeen survivors were brutally murdered with Chinese weaponry to frame the Chinese for the frigate's sinking. The truth was discovered by James Bond and Wai Lin, who explored the Devonshire's wreck and discovered the missing missile and the Devonshire and her murdered crew were avenged when the Stealth Boat was destroyed and Carver and Gupta killed.