Newcastle's affiliated warship, HMS Dauntless, has berthed at North Shields for a weekend of events on Tyneside.
The Type 45 destroyer has been linked to the city since 2010.
The visit marks a change for crew members, who have been taking part in exercises on the North Sea.
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HMS Dauntless has arrived on Tyneside for a weekend of events taking place in the region.
Watch the footage of the warship making its arrival into North Shields below.
The warship HMS Dauntless has berthed in North Shields where its crew will be involved in events taking place in the region over the next four days.
On Sunday, HMS Dauntless will host an open day for members of the public to get on board and to see the ship with their own eyes.
Commander Adrian Fryer spoke to ITV News about the importance of events like this weekend at showing the public the work that the crew does in their name.
The crew of HMS Dauntless, the region's adopted warship, are "looking forward to welcoming local people" as they open their doors to the public on Sunday February 24th.
The commanding officer for HMS Dauntless also expressed how honoured the crew felt to have been invited to parade through the streets of Newcastle - also on Sunday February 24th.
For more details about where and when you can see the warship and the crew's parade, click here.
The region's adopted warship - and the Royal Navy's most technologically advanced warship - HMS Dauntless has docked on Tyneside to visit the region this weekend.
The ship will be open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday February 24th - although people are being urged to head down early to avoid long queues.
The public are being given the chance to look around the warship - which measures 152 metres in length and weighs 7300 tonnes - where it is docked at the Northumbrian Quay in North Shields.
If you cannot make it to visit the ship itself, the ship's crew are also taking part in the 'Ship's Company Review' - a parade where members of the crew will march along Ceremonial Way to Newcastle Civic Centre.
The parade is due to start at 11.30 am on Sunday February 24th.
Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band will accompany the ship's crew as they parade through the streets of Newcastle.
Newcastle's adopted warship, HMS Dauntless, has arrived in the region. The seven thousand tonne Type 45 destroyer is the Royal Navy's most technologically advanced vessel. It will be open to visitors on Northumbrian Quay in North Shields over the weekend.
More than 200 crew from Sunderland's adopted warship HMS Ocean will parade through the city centre on Saturday 26th May. It's part of a four day visit by the Royal Navy's largest warship. HMS Ocean and her crew were granted the Freedom of the City in 2004.
- 3.30pm Parade steps off from rear of Civic Centre to Burdon Road, War Memorial
- 3.30 - 4.10pm Service at War Memorial
- 4.10pm Parade marches through city centre