SAILING past the Statue of Liberty and a stunning New York skyline, HMS Edinburgh and her crew are enjoying the sights as part of their final international port visit.
The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 destroyer is moored in Brooklyn for the next few days for her final international journey before she is decommissioned from service.
For 30 years, HMS Edinburgh has been part of the backbone of the Royal Navy, ploughing the waves, hunting pirates and drug runners, defending the fleet and providing humanitarian aid after natural disasters.
But the ageing warship is to make way for the new Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyers, and will soon return to the city for the last time.
HMS Edinburgh’s commanding officer, Commander Nick Borbone, said: ‘When we set off from Portsmouth, our visit to New York seemed a long way away.
‘But as we arrived in the city, the true magnitude of this journey has become clear, we are entering the final chapter in the Type 42 story.’