HMS Tyne in port as part of annual festival

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A major Royal Navy ship will sail into to North Shields today (Thursday) to support the Mouth of Tyne Festival.

The offshore patrol vessel HMS Tyne, which is affiliated to Tynemouth, will be open to members of the public on Sunday, July 13, from 10am to 4pm.

Festival goers can go on board the 80-metre vessel and learn more about the ship and her role in the Royal Navy protecting the UK’s interests at home and further afield.

Whilst in port the ship, which is twinned with Tyne will not only host a capability demonstration on Friday evening for invited guests, but also be the last stop on this year’s ‘Help for Heroes’ ABC charity motorcycle ride out on Saturday.

The ship’s Lieutenant Commander, Robert Laverty, said: “Coming back to the Tyne this weekend is a real homecoming for us.

HMS Tyne has solid and proud links with Tynemouth and we are delighted to be able to call in to support the Mouth of Tyne Festival.

“It is a pleasure to be able to open my ship to members of the public – it allows us to let the locals from our twin area come on board and see what we do, whilst giving something back to those who gives us so much support.”