HMS Tyne will leave Tyneside later today after a five day visit to the North East. The vessel, which spends nine out of every ten days at sea, will resume its role protecting British fishing interests and environmental policing.
She arrived at the Port of Tyne in North Shields on Thursday to support the Mouth of the Tyne festival. Hundreds of people took advantage of an open day on Sunday.
The crew say they are already looking forward to their next visit to the river that bears its name.
Hundreds braved the wind and rain to enjoy a rare opportunity to visit one of the Royal Navy's flagship patrol vessels. HMS Tyne opened its doors to the public today. Watch Kenny Toal's full report here.
The commanding officer of the HMS Tyne says he's delighted to be part of this year's Mouth of Tyne Festival.
Lieutenant Commander Robert Laverty, said:
"Coming back to the Tyne this weekend is a real homecoming for us.
"HMS Tyne has solid and proud links with Tynemouth and we are delighted to be able to call in to support the Mouth of Tyne Festival.
"I have no doubt that we will get a truly warm welcome, as we always do, and it is a pleasure to be able to open my ship to members of the public - it allows us to let the locals from our twin area come on board and see what we do, whilst giving something back to those who gives us so much support."