The Royal Navy's largest warship HMS Ocean berthed on the River Wear this morning.
Captain Andrew Betton described docking a ship of her size as 'a challenge', and some of the crew were overjoyed to be returning home to the North East.
The Royal Navy's biggest warship HMS Ocean opened its flight deck and hangers to the public during a four day visit to the River Wear.
The crew of Sunderland's adopted warship HMS Ocean paraded through the city centre. It's part of a four day visit to the city.
HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, is spending four days in her adopted city.