HMS BLYTH, a Royal Navy mine hunter, returned to her home port in July after three years serving in the Gulf. Over 700 people took advantage of a Ship Open to Visitors event on Saturday 11th July, coming aboard to view the vessel and talk with crew. Commanding Officer, Des Donworth, stated “It has been four years since BLYTH last visited her home town but we feel we have been successful in reaffirming our links with the community and affiliates. The Ship’s Company have been made to feel very welcome in the town and have enjoyed their time here.”
Des is pictured exchanging crests with Port of Blyth Chief Executive, Martin Lawlor, to commemorate the visit and all associated with the ship hope that is is not as long before we see her again!
To learn more about HMS BLYTH and follow her progress, visit the ship’s homepage via the Port of Blyth Link.