25 May '12, 4pm

Navy's largest warship visits Sunderland: The Royal Navy's largest warship HMS Ocean arrived in her 'spiritual h...

Saturday will dawn as a day of honour for all the crew when they take to the streets of Sunderland to exercise their Freedom of the City, bestowed upon them in 2004. A ceremonial spectacle with "drums beating and bayonets fixed", it promises to be a visual treat for locals lining the route. Led by The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the ship's company begins the parade through the city at 1600hrs, up Fawcett Street and left onto High Street West. On Sunday, locals will have an opportunity to visit HMS Ocean when she opens her gangway to visitors from 1000hrs – 1600hrs. Access to the ship on Corporation Quay will be via the Low Street entrance. Families with vehicles are advised to seek parking away from the immediate vicinity of the port, which will be open to pedestrians only. Parking on Low Street will be for residents only. The ship will head back to her base...

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