HMS Ocean Expected in Sunderland

The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean will sail into Sunderland at approximately 3pm on Friday, May 1 for a five day visit.

She will be berthed at the Port of Sunderland’s Corporation Quay.

HMS Ocean is visiting Sunderland for an affiliation visit and to exercise its right to the Freedom of the City by parading through the streets on Saturday, May 2.

From 11am on Saturday more than 300 officers and ratings from Sunderland’s adopted warship will parade through the city centre.

The ship will be open to the public on Sunday, May 3 and on Monday, May 4.

Also on Sunday, May 3 members of the ships’s crew are taking part in the Sunderland Half Marathon.

HMS Ocean will depart on Tuesday, May 5.

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