In six months' time she will part of the Navy's patrol fleet protecting UK waters but on Monday HMS Medway was welcomed into Portsmouth. Her crew have been carrying out sea trials in Scotland - getting to grips with one of the Navy's newest ships, They were welcomed home by their families.
It was an emotional moment. Many children had missed the opportunity to celebrate Fathers' Day with their dads so they took a day off school to greet them today instead. Heather Edwards reports.