Royal Navy frigate to visit the Tyne

HMS Northumberland. Picture courtsey of the Royal Navy.
HMS Northumberland. Picture courtsey of the Royal Navy.
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A Royal Navy frigate is visiting North Tyneside as part of a short tour.

Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland sailed into North Shields on Tuesday – a day earlier than planned – for a six day visit.

HMS Northumberland arrives on the river Tyne ahead of a six-day stay. Picture by Adrian Don.

HMS Northumberland arrives on the river Tyne ahead of a six-day stay. Picture by Adrian Don.

She berthed at Northumbrian Quay, in North Shields, at approximately 10am, where she will remain there until Monday, June 29.

During her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of visitors and take part in a number of affiliation events.

The highlight of the visit will be on Friday, June 26, when 160 members of the ship’s company will proudly march in a spectacular Freedom Parade through Morpeth town centre in Northumberland.

HMS Northumberland is open to the public on Armed Forces Day – Saturday, June 27 – between 11am and 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm.

Other guests attending are representatives from the Worshipful Companies of Bowyers and Carmen, the Bank of England and the ship’s charities – Calvert Trust and Sir John Knott Trust.