Following a successful visit to London, HMS St Albans has set sail to continue with her national tasking.
The Type 23 frigate arrived in London last Wednesday where she hosted a number of events and dignitaries, demonstrating her capability and embarked Merlin Mark 2 helicopter.
This morning she sailed back out through the River Thames. The vessel’s Commanding Officer Commander Catherine Jordan said:
We have really enjoyed our visit to London, it was extremely successful and gave our guests the chance to see a Royal Navy warship and explore what it can do, particularly in an operational capacity.
Following their arrival on Wednesday evening HMS St Albans kicked off their busy programme of events with two Centenary Apprenticeship National Events on board.
Later on Thursday the ship hosted a reception and capability demonstration – a chance to show off the fantastic kit on board, which was attended by a number of guests.
The theme of championing females was continued on Friday with a visit by pupils from the Harris Academy in Bermondsey.
Over the weekend the pace continued with ship tours held for Sea Cadets from St Albans and London.
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