HMS Bulwark visits London to host Royal Navy photographic awards

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ALBION-class assault ship HMS Bulwark arrived in London late on Sunday evening. 176-metre long Bulwark sailed up the Thames to arrive at Greenwich Ship Tier shortly before 01:00 having recently taken part in events off Orkney to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. On Tuesday night the ship hosted the prestigious Peregrine Trophy which celebrates the work …

RMS St Helena in London for farewell visit

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ROYAL Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena arrived on the Thames yesterday as part of her farewell tour. The passenger and cargo ship has been the only means of accessing the remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic but the opening of a new airport is forcing her retirement after 26 years of service. The 105 metre long vessel …

Balmoral back on the Thames

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HERITAGE excursion ship MV Balmoral has returned to the Thames for its first season of trips since 2012. After a period of being laid up, the vessel – listed on the National Historic Fleet register – is now under the ownership of a Bristol-based charity who have returned her to service for days out. She was originally launched in 1949 …

Gloriana to lead Thames flotilla celebrating Queen’s 90th birthday

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A STUNNING flotilla on the River Thames will take place on Saturday June 11th to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. QRB Gloriana will lead the flotilla which will include Havengore, famous for carrying Churchill’s coffin on the day of his funeral, and the legendary fireboat Massey Shaw. The Royal shallop Jubilant, the Drapers’ Company barge Royal Thamesis, the Thames Limo charter …

Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan leaves London to head to Jutland 100 events

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HMS DUNCAN sailed down the Thames on Thursday evening after a week long visit to the capital. The Royal Navy’s newest warship, which arrived May 20th, squeezed out of West India Docks at Canary Wharf at about 6pm. Before leaving London, the Type 45 destroyer received a visit from the Duke of York. Prince Andrew, who reached the rank of Commander in …

HMS Kent sets sail for Battle of Jutland commemorations

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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 …

HMS Kent arrives in London for weekend-long visit

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TYPE-23 frigate HMS Kent has arrived in London for a weekend-long visit The Duke-class frigate sailed up the Thames to the capital this afternoon, passing the county whose Duchy she is named after en route. She arrived at West India Docks at about 6.30pm where she will remain until Monday. The ship’s company will give Capability Demonstration during her visit for …