HMS Tyne becomes a work of art

ARTWORK Sailors on HMS Tyne with the painting
ARTWORK Sailors on HMS Tyne with the painting
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SAILORS on board HMS Tyne have unveiled a painting in honour of their ship’s 10-year anniversary.

The Portsmouth-based River-class patrol ship has reached 10 years since her commissioning.

Artist Ross Watton painted the ship to mark the occasion, and sailors were given the painting on her bridge.

Lieutenant Commander Daniel Thomas, the ship’s commanding officer, said: ‘As the company of HMS Tyne we like to believe she is a work of art, and now it has become a reality.

‘We would like to thank Ross for the time he spent on this painting and the effort that has gone into every detail.

‘HMS Tyne is a hard-working vessel and we have a busy programme ahead, including a highlight for all of us, an upcoming visit to our affiliated port of North Shields.’

HMS Tyne has undergone a major refit, which saw an overhaul of her propulsion and engines, as well as upgrades to her sensors and navigational equipment.

As part of the Fishery Protection Squadron, HMS Tyne patrols mainly in and around UK fishery areas.