It is that time of the year when people begin to review the past 12 months, carrying on the tradition from last year I am listing the ships that have visited West India Docks.
In a very eventful year, the highlight must be the Tall Ships Festival, the largest gathering of Tall Ships in London for 25 years was a spectacle few are likely to forget.
Some old Tall Ships favourites returned, the Stad Amsterdam, Stavros S Niarchos and STS Tenacious but sad to see the final appearance of the TS Royalist.
The Royal Navy and other nations ships visited quite regularly and there was plenty of excitement when a small German flotilla appeared and then later a NATO Flotilla came into the dock.
A number of Super Yachts docked, giving a glimpse of the world of the super rich. Often beautifully designed, they do seem well at home amongst the Canary Wharf skyscrapers.
At the other end of the scale, the Lord Amory and the restoration of the Massey Shaw and Portwey continues which add interest to the dock all year round.
HMS Montrose (F236)
Nato warships included Lithuanian Minelayer LNS Jotvingis, Belgian Navy’s BNS Crocus,
the German Navy’s FGS Datteln, the Polish Navy’s ORP Flaming, the Estonian Navy’s ENS Sakala,
the Latvian Navy’s LVNS Talialdis and the Dutch Navy’s HNLMS Zierlkzee.
French Navy Ship Pluvier
French Navy Ship Andromede
Italian Navy Luigi Durand de la Penne
The German Navy (M1093) Auerbach/Oberpfalz,(M1098) Siegburg and Seehund Drones
German Navy (A512) Mosel, (A1425) Ammersee and (M1092)Hameln
Super Yacht Kismet
Super Yacht Christopher
Super Yacht Z
Super Yacht Kalinga
Super Yacht Sovereign
Super Yacht Kamalaya
The Tall Ships Festival
Dutch Tall Ship, Stad Amsterdam
Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship
STS Tenacious Tall Ship
Tall Ship Kaskelot