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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