Your chance to look around warship HMS Northumberland when it sails into the River Tyne

Visitors will be able to take a look around warship HMS Northumberland when it sails into the River Tyne.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 11:12 am

The impressive ship will be at the Port of Tyne International Ferry Terminal in North Shields for a routine port visit to Newcastle with the aim of strengthening its ties with its affiliated county.

HMS Northumberland 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.

Named after the Duke of Northumberland, the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate specialises in anti-submarine warfare. It is one of four Type 23 frigates built by Swan Hunter on the Tyne at Wallsend and is based in Devonport, Plymouth and is part of the Devonport Flotilla.

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HMS Northumberland is returning home and will be paying a special visit to the North East.

As part of its visit to the region, the ship will be alongside on the Tyne from Thursday, through to Sunday.

And on Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, members of the public will be given the chance to take a look around the incredible vessel.

Visitors will also be able to talk with the sailors about their lives on board and share some of their nautical experiences.

The Captain of HMS Northumberland, Commander Thom Hobbs said his ship’s company were excited about the visit.

The impressive warship HMS Northumberland.

Commander 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.”

The Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate specialises in anti-submarine warfare.