Welcome to the World: “Residence at Sea” arrives in London

Rob PowellCruise Ships

MS THE WORLD sailed up the Thames to moor in Greenwich earlier on today. The “residences at sea” ship looks like a cruise liner but actually has 165 privately owned apartments and constantly sails the globe with some of its wealthy passengers on board. Launched in 2002, The World has made several visits to London, the most recent of which was in 2013. The 196-metre …

HMS Kent sets sail for Battle of Jutland commemorations

Rob PowellNavy, News

HMS KENT departed London today, bound for Scotland where she will take part in commemorations for the Battle of Jutland centenary. The Type-23 frigate exited West India Docks shortly after 10am this morning after arriving in the capital last Thursday. It’s 100 years since the greatest naval battle of World War I took place and HMS Kent now heads to Rosyth where …

Sailing training ship Esmeralda arrives in London

Rob PowellTall Ships

THE CHILEAN navy’s sail training tall ship Esmeralda arrived in London earlier this week. The four-masted barquentine made her way up the river on Wednesday morning after spending the previous evening moored near Southend. 113-metres in length and constructed in the late 1940s with a steel hull, Esmeralda was met on her arrival in the capital by dark cloudy skies and …

HMS Edinburgh leaves Portsmouth to be scrapped

Staff WriterNavy

HMS EDINBURGH has started the journey under tow from Portsmouth to her final destination in Turkey. Once there, the Type 42 destroyer known as the Fortress of the Sea will be broken up for scrap. Some of the former sailors who served on the 141-metre long ship were there to see her leave Portsmouth for the last time today. She …