Back in town

HMS Shoreham is back in town this week for her first visit since appearing in the International Fleet Review last month.

Monday, 25th July 2005, 10:49 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:45 pm

The Sandown class minesweeper will come into Shoreham Harbour on Wednesday, and will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4.30pm, before leaving on Monday.

Shoreham was the western marker for the 170 vessels in the Solent last month, which included ships from the Royal Navy and all around the world.

The ship also was the escort ship to welcome back to Portsmouth the 12 yachts in the BT Global Challenge on Saturday, July 16.

Her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Iain Lower, said: "This will be my first visit to Shoreham and I'm really looking forward to it. It's great to be reaffirming our affiliation."

Adur District Council chairman Angie Mills commented: "This is my first chance to welcome HMS Shoreham into Shoreham since becoming chairman and I'm delighted they are visiting us again.

"I was lucky enough to be onboard during the International Fleet Review, which was a spectacle I'll never forget."