HMS President 1918 arrives at Chatham Docks

Rob Powell Navy, News

HMS PRESIDENT came down the Thames yesterday¬†and turned in to the River Medway where she entered her new temporary home at Chatham Docks. The historic warship from WWI has left the Embankment in London – her home since 1922 – to make way for the new Thames Tideway sewage tunnel works. With her dazzle ship livery, President arrived at Chatham …

SNMCMG1 arrives in London

Staff Writer News

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

Rob Powell Navy

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

Staff Writer Navy

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

Rob Powell Navy

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 …

Royal Navy’s biggest warship sails in to London #VEDay70

Rob Powell Navy

HMS OCEAN sailed up the Thames yesterday afternoon for a five day visit to Greenwich. The navy’s biggest warship arrived at her mooring at Greenwich Ship Tier, near Greenwich Pier, at about 3pm. The visit by the Mighty O comes just a week after the visit of Daring-class HMS Defender. Whilst the vessel is in the capital, she will be …

HMS Bulwark leaves London

Rob Powell Navy

HMS BULWARK departed London as the sun rose over the capital this morning. The 170-metre Landing Dock vessel set off from Greenwich under a blaze of orange sunshine, although by the time she’d reached the O2, the sun had disappeared behind a sky of thick cloud. BULWARK, currently the flagship of the Royal Navy, arrived in London last week and …

HMS Bulwark visits London

Rob Powell Navy

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 …

HMS Argyll departs London after port visit

Rob Powell Navy

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 …