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Aboard the HMS Lancaster “the Queen’s Frigate” in West India Dock

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Looking out to the O2

Although the HMS Lancaster  arrived late yesterday, there was a considerable amount of interest today as the ship allowed visitors on board as part of their open day.

It was expected the Queen would visit on Tuesday, however due to her illness this is very unlikely to happen.

Walking around the ship gives some insight into some of the work the ship undertakes especially it’s anti narcotics and anti piracy work. The number of small arms on board gives indication of the small fast craft that are often used by pirates and drug smugglers.

An interesting connection with the Isle of Dogs was that it was built in Glasgow by Yarrows who had their shipbuilding origins on the Isle of Dogs.

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HMS Lancaster

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Arms on Deck

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Danger

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Below decks

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On the Bridge

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Compass

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View from the Bridge

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Arms on Decks

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Crest on Launchers

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Soldiers on board

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Time for tea

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Helicopter on board

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for these photos. Our son is on this ship and we are very proud of him. It’s great to see the ship so close to our home town, and in our great capital city.

    • Hi Annemarie,
      Thank you for leaving a comment, When I went on board the crew were very friendly yet highly professional and it was interesting to get some insight into some of the work the ship undertakes in often very hostile regions.
      I must admit I am a little envious of your son and the crew as I believe they are spending the next six months in the Carribean.
      Once again many thanks and send my regards to your son and the crew for the great work they do and for being great hosts to the large number of people who went aboard on Sunday.

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