Hull's Adopted Warships

"Galatea" F18

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Leander class frigate - Ikara conversion.
Departing King George Dock, Hull, on the 28th July 1986.

Launched 23/5/63, commissioned 25/4/64.
Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, River Tyne.

This was the last departure of the "Galatea" from Hull before decommissioning. At the mast
is flying the standard of the Admiral of the Humber, a title bestowed on the Lord Mayor of Hull,
who was onboard for her passage down the Humber to sea.

"Iron Duke" F234

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Type 23 frigate.
Departing King George Dock, Hull, on the 15th March 1993.

Launched 2/3/91. Commissioned 20/5/93.
Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd., Scotstoun, Glasgow.

Seen here departing King George Dock, Hull, after her first visit to her adopted city.