Showing posts with label HMS Calliope & HMS Example Gateshead. Show all posts
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Sunday, October 05, 2014

HMS Calliope & HMS Example Gateshead


HMS Calliope & HMS Example, Gateshead. 

HMS Calliope is the Royal Navy Reserve training base for the North East. The base has a long association with Tyneside and was awarded the Role of Honorary Freeman of the City of Newcastle in 1985. The base is situated next to the Gateshead Millenium Bridge.
HMS Example (P165), based at Calliope, is a fast patrol and training vessel, in particular for training of students from Northumbria University Royal Navy Unit.In addition she also acts as a training ship for students from Durham, Newcastle, Teesside and Sunderland Universities and other volunteer reservists .
The Base has recently undergone a major modernisation, photos of the renovated HMS Calliope can be seen here.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.  







HMS Calliope & HMS Example