The ship will open to visitors on Saturday 18th March

From 10am until 4pm with the last admittance at 3pm

The city of Hull is especially important to the men and women serving on HMS Iron Duke, as the affiliation between city and ships of the same name dates back to 1870.

The current Iron Duke, which was commissioned in 1993, was granted the honour of freedom of the city of Kingston upon Hull in 1994 and on this visit will celebrate the honour with a parade and march on Friday 17th March starting in Trinity Square at 2.30pm.

The presence of HMS Iron Duke in Hull is seen as a strong indicator of the UK's commitment to security in domestic waters and ongoing support to civil agencies by the Armed Forces.

It is also responsible for training the next generation of Royal Navy sailors while patrolling UK waters.