Royal Naval warship on display
HMS Westminster will be the Royal Naval warship on display at the London Boat Show, 9-18 January.
HMS Westminster, a type 23 Frigate, was launched in 1992 and commissioned into service in 1994.
The highly versatile multi-role warship can take on any mission from anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare protecting capital ships and merchantmen; to providing humanitarian aid in the wake of a natural disaster.
The Type 23s have a specially designed superstructure that makes them hard to detect with radar although visitors to London’s largest Boat Show will find it a little easier to locate HMS Westminster, which will be moored outside on the marina throughout the duration of the show.
Commander K M T Houlberg, Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, comments: “Following our recent visit to London in November when my Ship’s Company exercised their right to the Freedom of the City of Westminster with a march past, it is a great honour and fantastic opportunity to be returning so soon to London in support of the British leisure and marine industry at the London International Boat Show at ExCeL, which I and my Ship’s Company are very much looking forward to!”
Andrew Williams, Managing Director of NBS, says: “We’re pleased to welcome both HMS Westminster to the 55th London International Boat Show. Each year, Royal Navy vessels prove to be incredibly popular features at the Show receiving around 25,000 visitors over the ten days, and we’re confident that this year will be no exception.”
Visitors can use the website to book tickets online, or they can call the ticket hotline 0870 209 0333.