Warships arrive at Canary Wharf and Royal Docks

By Rob Virtue on September 10, 2013 10:48 AM |


Three Royal Navy warships have arrived in Docklands in the last few days.

HMS Northumberland moored in South Dock, next to Canary Wharf, on Saturday afternoon.


Pic above courtesy of @londonportauth on Twitter

Launched in 1992 and commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1994, the Type 23 Frigate is 133 metres long and has a crew of 185.


Pic courtesy of thamespics.co.uk

It will remain in Canary Wharf until Thursday but will not be running tours for the public.

She recently spent seven months in the Middle East and last week was part of the search team looking for a light aircraft in the English Channel.


Meanwhile, at the Royal Docks in Newham, HMS Sutherland and HMS Tyne are both currently moored up next to the Excel building.

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Their arrival coincided with the DSEi arms fair which began on Tuesday and also the Royal United Services Institute's (RUSI) Future Maritime Operations, both at Excel.

Type 23 Frigate, HMS Sutherland arrived on Friday and HMS Tyne came into the docks on Sunday evening.

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They will also not be open to the public.