HMS Iron Duke to make four-day visit to Hull

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke is scheduled to visit Hull on Thursday for a four-day visit as part of the city’s year as UK capital of culture.

The City of Culture award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.

The city of Hull is especially important to the men and women serving on HMS Iron Duke, as the affiliation between city and ships of the same name dates back to 1870.

The current Iron Duke, which was commissioned in 1993, was granted the honour of freedom of the city of Kingston upon Hull in 1994 and on this visit will celebrate the honour with a parade and march on Friday 17th March starting in Trinity Square at 2.30pm.

Arriving on Thursday morning, the Type 23 Frigate will be berthed in King George’s Dock at ABP Hull commercial port.

During HMS Iron Duke’s visit to Hull, members of the public will be able to step on board as part of the ship will be open to visitors on Saturday 18 March.

Parking will be available for visitors at the port with a free shuttle bus running to and from the ship.

HMS Iron Duke will have her weapons, firefighting and damage control equipment on display.

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