HMS Kent sets sail for Battle of Jutland commemorations

Rob Powell Military, News Leave a Comment

HMS KENT departed London today, bound for Scotland where she will take part in commemorations for the Battle of Jutland centenary.

The Type-23 frigate exited West India Docks shortly after 10am this morning after arriving in the capital last Thursday.

It's 100 years since the greatest naval battle of World War I took place and HMS Kent now heads to Rosyth where she will take part in commemorative events organised by the Scottish Government at South Queensferry.

The Duke-class ship, captained by Commander Daniel Thomas, will then sail for Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands where she will provide a gun salute.

London's next naval visitor is HMS Duncan, due to arrive at West India Docks at the end of this week.

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HMS Kent transits through the Thames Barrier

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She left London on a slightly hazy morning with large patches of cloud

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The Type-23 frigate seen with the QEII Bridge in the background

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A local resident in Greenhithe waves goodbye to HMS Kent as she went past at about 11.30am today

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HMS Kent passes an old terrace by the river in Gravesend, Kent.

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The frigate carries on down river towards the estuary as seen from the prom at Gravesend.

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