HMS Severn at the Port of Cardiff
Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomed HMS Severn at its Port of Cardiff this week to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Royal Navy patrol vessel, nicknamed ‘Lucky Severn’, will be berthed at Britannia Quay until Monday 6th June.
Lucky ticket holders will be able to board the ship and experience a tour of HMS Severn, one of the three offshore patrol vessels that plough the seas around the UK almost every day of the year. Tickets were released earlier this month and places for the rare opportunity were taken within days. Those visiting on Saturday 4th June will also bear witness to the Ships Salute at 12.00 noon. Every vessel at the Port of Cardiff (and in every UK Harbour) will sound a simultaneous long, loud blast on their horn or whistle to honour the Queen’s 70-year reign.
Robert Gray, ABP’s Port Manager said:
“We are delighted to welcome HMS Severn at the Port of Cardiff and support these Jubilee celebrations.”
The ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Philip Harper said:
“It is an honour to be asked to take part in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and we are particularly privileged to do so in the Welsh capital. As a ship that proudly bears a name associated with Wales, and has several Welsh people in our crew, we could not be more excited to join you in Cardiff this week. We are particularly looking forward to welcoming members of the public aboard, and we do hope that some of our friends from the ship’s affiliated city of Newport will also join us.”