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UK's Only 'On-Duty Warship' to Visit Anglesey, Wales for Special Events

24th May 2019
The UK Royal Navy's only 'on-duty warship' HMS St. Albans departed Portsmouth Naval Base (as AFLOAT pictured above) is scheduled to arrive today (lunchtime) at the Port of Holyhead (operated by Stena Line Ports). The north Wales port town is to hold a special events tomorrow (read below) including public tours of the 'Duke' class frigate at the Orthios Jetty. This is close to Newry Beach where AFLOAT also adds is the local Maritime Museum which over the years has developed closer relationships with its Irish Sea counterpart located near the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The UK Royal Navy's only 'on-duty warship' HMS St. Albans departed Portsmouth Naval Base (as AFLOAT pictured above) is scheduled to arrive today (lunchtime) at the Port of Holyhead (operated by Stena Line Ports). The north Wales port town is to hold a special events tomorrow (read below) including public tours of the 'Duke' class frigate at the Orthios Jetty. This is close to Newry Beach where AFLOAT also adds is the local Maritime Museum which over the years has developed closer relationships with its Irish Sea counterpart located near the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

A UK Royal Navy warship is sailing to north Wales (today) to take part in the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations.

HMS St Albans, reports NorthWalesLive, will arrive at the Port of Holyhead to take part in a series of events .

As part of North Wales Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 250 members of the public will enjoy a free tour of the Type 23 frigate which is the UK's only "on-duty warship".

The ship's 185 strong crew will also take part in a special ceremony to mark awarding the Freedom of Anglesey to the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

This honour will take place in Holyhead and will be followed by a civic reception and a memorial service, commemorating the loss of HMS Thetis in June 1939.

This will include a parade through the town of Holyhead by members of the Armed Forces community and veterans.

Continue here to read more and on details of events. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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