HMS Severn arrives to mark London Fire Brigade anniversary

Rob PowellEvents, Navy

HMS Severn arrived in London yesterday afternoon and was greeted with a watery salute from a fire boat. The River-class patrol ship is in the capital to help mark the 150th anniversary of the London Fire Brigade. “Lucky Severn” was met by the fire boat, Fire Dart, at Woolwich and accompanied up Bugsby’s Reach with water shooting into the air. …

Italian warship departs London

Rob PowellNavy

THE ITALIAN warship Luigi Durand De La Penne departed London yesterday afternoon. The guided-missile destroyer has been in the capital since last week, moored at West India Dock with officers in training on board. While she was in London, the warship was open to the public on four days and also hosted receptions and events on board. She was out …

HMS Bulwark leaves London

Rob PowellNavy

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 Argyll arrives in London

Rob PowellNavy

TYPE-23 frigate HMS ARGYLL arrived in London late last night for a five-day port visit. The Duke Class vessel passed Greenhithe (pictured above and below) shortly before midnight and transited through Tower Bridge at 01:45 where she moored alongside HMS BELFAST. Crew members will take the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the Houses of Parliament and the Guildhall while …