Picture slideshow: HMS Manchester memories

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HMS Mersey, in the foreground, escorts the Vishnya class (520) Feodor Golovkin and its Russian task group through the English Channel. Credit: Louise George

Portsmouth patrol ship dispatched to track trio of Russian spy vessels

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HMS Manchester left Portsmouth for the last time today - here’s our picture slideshow tribute to her and all who served in her.

As the former destroyer heads to the scrapyard, photographs from our archives show Portsmouth arrivals and departures as well as shots from around the world.

A return to Portsmouth for HMS Manchester. Picture: 'LA(Phot) Alex Cave

A return to Portsmouth for HMS Manchester. Picture: 'LA(Phot) Alex Cave