SNMCMG1 arrives in London

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A FLEET of NATO warships have arrived in London for a port visit. Vessels from Standing Nato Mine Countermeasures Group 1 began to arrive at West India Dock last night with a second wave come up the Thames today. Under the command of Peter Bergen Henegouwen, the mine hunting group includes vessels from Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Estonia, Belgium, Norway …

HMS Portland in London visit

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THE TYPE-23 frigate HMS Portland paid a short visit to London last week. Visiting the capital to support London International Shipping Week, Portland made her way up the Thames on Tuesday morning. Launched in 1999, HMS Portland is the fifteenth of the Duke-class frigates. She was moored in the Upper Pool alongside HMS Belfast for the duration of stay. Another …

HMS St Albans in London for 8 day visit

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HMS ST ALBANS came up the Thames yesterday in the afternoon sun for an eight day visit to London. The Type-23 vessel is returning to the capital just eight months since her last visit when she moored alongside HMS Belfast. For this visit, St Albans is moored in West India Dock and there’s a chance to look around the ship …

HMS Ocean departs London

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The Royal Navy’s biggest ship set sail from Greenwich this morning after a five day visit. OnTheThames.net was there to see her go… HMS Ocean squeezes through the Thames Barrier shortly after departing from Greenwich Ship Tier where she had been for five days. The Mighty O leaves Canary Wharf and the O2 behind as she departs London Further down …

HMS Bulwark visits London

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HMS BULWARK L15 arrived in London yesterday lunchtime for a visit to help mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. The flagship of the Royal Navy reached Greenwich at about 1pm at moored at Greenwich Shipping Tier. The Albion-class vessel will be open to the public this weekend, although tickets for this are all gone. She will be hosting …