Royal Navy flagship HMS Bulwark arrived in North Shields yesterday for a week-long visit.
The 18,500-tonne warship will be docked at Commissioner’s Quay in the Port of Tyne.
The assault command and control vessel and her crew is in the region due to its affiliation with Durham.
The visit marks the beginning of a three-week trip which will see her visit Rotterdam to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UK and Royal Netherlands Navy
Bulwark will then go on to Liverpool to participate in the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.