HMS Argyll departs London after port visit

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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 and BOOTLE and was turned around near the entrance to Shadwell Basin.

HMS ARGYLL and HMS BELFAST

HMS ARGYLL and HMS BELFAST

HMS ARGYLL with the sun setting behind

HMS ARGYLL with the sun setting behind

HMS ARGYLL had been in London since Wednesday

HMS ARGYLL had been in London since Wednesday

She passed Limehouse at dusk

She passed Limehouse at dusk

ARGYLL was the first naval visitor of 2014

ARGYLL was the first naval visitor of 2014

Seen passing Canary Wharf as she departs

Seen passing Canary Wharf as she departs

Two tugs at sunset

Svitzer tugs LACEBY and BOOTLE

Another lift of Tower Bridge for an unnamed vessel has been scheduled for Friday (24th), suggesting another naval visit could be imminent.

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