Voyage of Achievement brings tall ship through Tower Bridge

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A TALL ship passed under a raised Tower Bridge yesterday afternoon with young people manning the yard arms. The 59-metre-long, two-masted Stavros S Niarchos is owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust charity. The crew on board were taking part in the HSBC Voyage of Achievement¬†, which is an annual chance for young people to experience a tall …

Silver Cloud cruise ship arrives in London

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SILVER CLOUD arrived in London last night for a one-day visit. The Silverseas-owned vessel moored alongside HMS Belfast in the Upper Pool at about 8pm, basking in the last of the evening sun. The 157-metre long cruise ship had set off from Stockholm eleven days earlier, calling at Estonia, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands en route. SILVER CLOUD departs the …

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 …