HMS Ledbury Drops In at Albert Dock
Royal UK Navy mine hunter HMS Ledbury will sail into Hull tomorrow (Tuesday 24 June) for a short visit in support of Seafarers Awareness Week.
The 57-metre Hunt-Class ship will go alongside at Albert Dock late afternoon on Tuesday and remain in port until Friday morning (June 27).
It is a thoroughly busy two days, which kicks off on Wednesday when she opens her gangway to the public from 10am to 4pm. This is immediately followed by an evening capability demonstration for invited guests.
And on Thursday (June 26) groups of local students from Trinity House Academy, Hessle High School and Wilberforce College will get a chance to go on board with pre-arranged tours.
“This is a very short visit, but we’re packing in as much as we can into our two days in Hull,” said Lieutenant Commander Mark Headley, HMS Ledbury’s Commanding Officer.
HMS Ledbury was built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton and commissioned in June 1981 by its Sponsor Lady Elizabeth Berthan.
Press Release, June 23, 2014; Image: UK Navy