Dutch naval hydrographic vessel visits London

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HNLMS LUYMES arrived in London yesterday afternoon, passing under Tower Bridge at 1715. The Dutch Hydrographic Survey ship will be staying alongside HMS Belfast for the weekend, leaving early on Monday morning. Luymes is a sister ship of HNLMS Snellius which visited the capital in August 2008. The two Snellius-class vessels are 75 metres long and have been in service …

HMS St Albans’ Commander hails London visit as “fantastic opportunity”

Rob PowellNavy

HMS ST ALBANS cruised in to London last week on a foggy Wednesday afternoon. Barely visible behind a thick blanket of fog, she arrived on the river carrying her Merlin Mk2 helicopter on the flight deck and transited under Tower Bridge at 5pm. Speaking to OnTheThames.net from the bridge of the ship, Commander Jordan described the visit to London as …

HMS St Albans to visit London on Wednesday

Rob PowellNavy

TYPE-23 frigate HMS ST ALBANS will arrive in the capital on Wednesday afternoon. The Duke-class vessel will pass under Tower Bridge at 5pm and moor alongside HMS Belfast until next Tuesday. There will be no public access to the ship during her stay in London but the ship’s company has a busy week of events including two Centenary Apprenticeship National …

NATO minesweeper fleet arrives in London

Staff WriterNavy

AN INTERNATIONAL minesweeper fleet arrived in West India Dock this week. NATO’s Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) fleet comprises naval vessels from Estonia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Belgium, the Nethlands, Germany and Latvia, who currently have command of the fleet. The fleet has also visited Belfast and Plymouth in the last month. The port visit is expected to last until this …

Tower Poppies postcard free with Thames Calender until end of November

Rob PowellNews

The poppy installation at the Tower of London this year has been the most successful and memorable piece of public art in recent years, capturing the imagination of millions of people. With the poppies themselves sold out long ago and now being removed, OnTheThames.net is giving away a commemorative postcard which captures this unique event from a special perspective which …

Superyacht Kismet leaves London

Rob PowellSuperyachts

THE LUXURY yacht Kismet departed London early this morning. Shahid Khan’s superyacht, which made headlines during her stay in the capital, departed West India Docks after 0530 and is pictured here passing Gravesend outbound shortly after 0700. The luxury vessel began her visit to London by mooring at St George’s Stairs, just down river of Tower Bridge, and it is believed she hosted parties last weekend …

New Lord Mayor of London arrives on Gloriana

Rob PowellEvents, Rowing

THE NEW Lord Mayor of London came down the Thames this morning on the Queen’s row barge Gloriana. Alan Yarrow, who took office yesterday in the Silent Ceremony at Guildhall, boarded Gloriana at Westminster Boating Base this morning and was rowed down river alongside a flotilla of traditional Thames craft. Here are photographs capturing the journey of the City of London’s …

Last weekend to see the Tower of London poppies

Staff WriterEvents

THE STUNNING poppy installation at the Tower of London continues to draw huge crowds as it approaches its final weekend. “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” has caught the public imagination since work started on planting the ceramic poppies during the summer. Each poppy represents the life of a British military fatality and the last of the 888,246 poppies …

Kismet superyacht arrives for NFL game in London

Rob PowellSuperyachts

A £70,000,000 superyacht has been turning heads since it arrived on the Thames last week. The brand new vessel is called Kismet and is believed to be owned by Shad Khan – the owner of Fulham FC and also the NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are in London for a match against the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley this …

HMS Severn begins a six day visit to London

Rob PowellNavy

HMS SEVERN has arrived in the capital for a six day visit. The River-class off shore patrol vessel came up the Thames earlier today, entering the upper pool under Tower Bridge just before 1pm where she moored alongside HMS Belfast. The 79.5m long vessel is usually found patrolling the country’s fishing waters and was last in the capital in October 2012. …