bmmheadHMS Liverpool returns from Libya November 7th 2011

Click on a thumbnail for a larger photo . . .

173 Days at sea. 56,181 Miles steamed. 81 Hours at action stations. 113 HE rounds fired.
10 Attacks on her by Gaddafi. 257 Hours aloft of her helo. 123 Suspicious ships stopped.
HMS Liverpool
As she begins her approach - a 19 gun salute (battle honours and Admiral onboard)
The shore battery returns the salute
HMS Liverpool
The tugs firing their water cannon in salute
HMS Liverpool
Approaching the harbour entrance
The News Banner
The Portsmouth News "Welcome Home HMS Liverpool" banner over Victoria Pier
HMS Liverpool
Passing the Round Tower
Admiral Stanhope
On the bridge wing, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope with the Captain, Commander Colin Williams
Family, friends and wellwishers on the Round Tower
On the Round Tower a piper plays "We Are Sailing"
HMS Liverpool
About to pass HMS Brocklesby with their own salute of three cheers for HMS Liverpool
HMS Liverpool
The crew return the three cheers salute to HMS brocklesby
HMS Liverpool
Up the harbour now and nearly home
Lynx Flypast
Two Lynx pass overhead in a flypast salute
HMS Liverpool
The tugs nudge her to the jetty and the waiting families.
Bache Family Relatives
Family welcome one of their own home