Royal Navy warships HMS Somerset and HMS Brocklesby will be visiting the Isle of Man from Thursday, July 4th in support of the Tynwald Day ceremony on Friday July 5th and associated events.
HMS Somerset will anchor in Douglas Bay on Thursday, July 4th for a three-day visit before returning to sea, while HMS Brocklesby will be alongside at No.2 berth on Victoria Pier in Douglas from Thursday July 4th until Monday July 8th. She will be open to visit from 11am to 5pm on July 5th, 6th and 7th.
Personnel from the two ships’ companies will be taking part in the Tynwald Day ceremony which will also be attended by HMS Somerset’s Commanding Officer Commander Mike Smith and his counterpart on HMS Brocklesby Lieutenant Commander Stuart Yates who said: ‘We are very much looking forward to spending time in the Isle of Man and I hope as many local people as possible will come and see the ship for themselves during our open to visit hours. It is a privilege to visit Douglas and an excellent opportunity to strengthen the ties between the Royal Navy and this historic maritime island.’