St Albans on sea


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.

HMS St Albans F83 @ West India Dock 11-07-15

HMS St Albans in West India Dock

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.

HMS St Albans F83 (4) @ West India Dock 11-07-15

HMS St Albans in West India Dock showing her weapons and radar

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.

HMS St Albans F83 (6) @ West India Dock 11-07-15

The business end HMS St Albans – view from the turret of the 4.5 inch Mark 8 naval gun

HMS St Albans F83 (7) @ West India Dock 11-07-15

The bridge and Harpoon missile launcher on HMS St Albans

She also had a Merlin HM2 helicopter embarked that was displayed on the flight deck.

ZH836 Merlin on HMS St Albans F83 (3) @ West India Dock 11-07-15

Merlin HM2 on flight deck of HMS St Albans

Update 15th July 2015 – HMS St Albans has now left London.

HMS St Albans F83 (4) @ Thames Barrier 15-07-15

HMS St Albans approaching the Thames Barrier

HMS St Albans F83 (6) @ Thames Barrier 15-07-15

HMS St Albans after passing the Thames Barrier

More pictures of Type 23 Frigates, including more of HMS St Albans, can be seen here.

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