The Royal Navy warship the HMS York has docked for the very last time before it is decommissioned.
The 5000 tonne Type 42 destroyer has arrived in its home port of Portsmouth. It is being retired and replaced by a newer model.
The ship, which is affliated to the City of York, has been in service for 27 years. It is now up for sale on an MoD website - but only to other Governments, and not private bidders.
The crew from one of the UK's best-travelled warships has said an emotional farewell to the city of York. The company of HMS York has made its final parade through the city before the ship is decommissioned later this month having served in some of the most hostile environments in the world.
Crew members from HMS York will parade through York today as the warship prepares to be decommissioned.Read the full story ›
It is a Navy destroyer adopted by Yorkshire which has seen conflict all over the world. But now HMS York has docked in Hull as it prepares to be decommissioned.
The ship has spent 27 years at sea and travelled over three quarters of a million miles but will be retired later this month from the Navy's fleet.
The Navy warship the HMS York has docked in Hull as it prepares to end it's working life.
The ship has patrolled the oceans for 27 years - and has been involved in some of the most hostile conflicts in recent times - including both Gulf wars and the recent uprising in Libya.
She's sailed more than 750 thousand miles in her time. She'll be decommissioned in Portsmouth later this month.
We have spoken to Commander Rex Cox.
Visitors will be able to find out for themselves what life on a warship is like when the HMS York lets down the gangway at Hull Docks on Sunday.
The Type 42 Destroyer is being decommissioned and is taking part in a tour of the region, which includes the company exercising the Freedom of Entry into the City of York on Saturday.
HMS York has docked in Hull as part of a visit to the region as she prepares to be decomissioned. On Sunday the public will have the chance to explore the ship and meet her crew.
York's adopted ship HMS York is to be decomissioned later this month but has sailed into Hull for last farewell.Read the full story ›
The Royal Navy warship is returning to the region as it prepares to bid farewell.Read the full story ›