HMS St Albans is one of the Royal Navy’s thirteen Type 23 Frigates in operational use and was the last of the class to be commissioned in 2002.
She is a regular visitor to London (having last visited in December 2014) and, like this occasion, visits in connection with events for her affiliated city of St Albans.
During her eight day stay in West India Dock she has hosted numerous events and the crew have participated in a number of activities but on Saturday 11th July she was open to the public for tours of the deck that allowed visitors to see various displays of her equipment and to talk to the crew.
She also had a Merlin HM2 helicopter embarked that was displayed on the flight deck.
Update 15th July 2015 – HMS St Albans has now left London.
More pictures of Type 23 Frigates, including more of HMS St Albans, can be seen here.