French minesweeper Andromede visits London

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THE FRENCH minesweeper FS ANDROMEDE arrived in London in the early hours of Friday morning. The 52-metre vessel reached West India Docks shortly before 4am and the port visit continues until tomorrow (Sunday) evening. After she leaves, she will return to her exercises at sea.┬áThe normal duties for the Brest-based ship include finding and destroying mines which date back to …

German frigate leaves London

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THE GERMAN frigate SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN departed the capital earlier today. The Brandenburg-class warship had been moored alongside HMS BELFAST since Friday and departed through Tower Bridge this morning at 10.10. She was the second naval visitor to the Upper Pool of London so far in 2014, following a visit by the Royal Navy’s HMS ARGYLL by just a few days. …

Schleswig-Holstein visits London

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A FRIGATE from the German navy arrived in London early on Friday morning. SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEN reached the capital and moored alongside HMS BELFAST a short time before sunrise. The visit by the Brandenburg-class frigate comes just a few days after a visit by the Royal Navy frigate, HMS ARGYLL. Later this year, the 139-metre vessel which was built in the early …

HMS Argyll departs London after port visit

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HMS ARGYLL has left London after a five day port visit to the capital. She arrived in the small hours of Wednesday morning and moored alongside HMS Belfast. It was her first visit to London in fifteen years. This afternoon she departed London, with Tower Bridge lifting for her exit at 16.05. She was escorted out by Svitzer tugs LACEBY …

HMS Argyll arrives in London

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TYPE-23 frigate HMS ARGYLL arrived in London late last night for a five-day port visit. The Duke Class vessel passed Greenhithe (pictured above and below) shortly before midnight and transited through Tower Bridge at 01:45 where she moored alongside HMS BELFAST. Crew members will take the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the Houses of Parliament and the Guildhall while …