Today we welcome the HMS Tyne (P281) into the West India Dock, her arrival is timed to coincide with the run up to Remembrance weekend.
HMS Tyne was part of the three ships that attended DSEI defence and security exhibition at Excel in September, when she berthed in the Royal Dock.
HMS Tyne is a River-class patrol vessel built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton in 2002 and is based in Portsmouth.
Her Length: is 79.9 m with a beam of 13.6 m.
The ships main task is to safeguard fishing stocks in the UK and her main role is to enforce national and EU fisheries laws. She also undertakes environmental protection, search and rescue and maritime security.
As part of the Remembrance celebrations the crew will be selling poppies on Thursday at London’s train stations,
Some of the company will go to Twickenham for another collection at the England and Argentina match on Saturday.
On Sunday they will head to St Paul’s Cathedral and St Anne’s in Limehouse for Remembrance Sunday services.
An open day will be held on board the ship at Canary Wharf on Friday between 10am and 4 pm.
She will be leaving on Monday 11th November.