HMS Northumberland to visit North Shields
A special visitor will be sailing into the region this week.
HMS Northumberland will sail into the River Tyne for a routine port visit to strengthen ties between the ship and its affiliated county.
The Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate will be docked at Northumbrian Quay, North Shields, from Thursday to Sunday.
Members of the public can get a unique opportunity to visit HMS Northumberland and talk with the sailors on board from 11am to 3pm on Saturday.
Captain, Commander Thom Hobbs, said: “Having recently assumed command of HMS Northumberland it is an honour to be taking her and my Ship’s Company to the North East, where she was built.
“I will especially be looking forward to meeting with our associates and affiliates who offered continued and incredible support to the Ship during our deployment last year.
“We will be hosting as many of them on board as possible as well as opening the Ship up to visitors, so they are able to see what an impressive Warship HMS Northumberland is.”
HMS Northumberland currently holds an operational duty which includes the possibility of being tasked at short notice to respond to unexpected global events, whilst preparing for operational sea training before assuming a period of national and contingent tasking.