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.
Arms on Deck
On the Bridge
View from the Bridge
Arms on Decks
Crest on Launchers
Soldiers on board
Time for tea
Helicopter on board
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