Seven Navy ships and submarines which were made welcome in Sunderland

Narwhal, Bulwark, Eastbourne and Ocean are among them

We are piping you on board to look at loads of times when we welcomed the Navy to Wearside.

Submarines and ships have been given a great reception, especially HMS Ocean which was the city’s adopted vessel.

From 1945, we have the Mayor of Sunderland trying his skills at the controls of a submarine.

We also have Echo archive views from 1971 to 2017.

Tell us if you went on board, but only after you have browsed through our photo collection.

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