HMS Ramsey sails to Liverpool for International Mersey River Festival

The Royal Navy minehunter HMS Ramsey will sail into the city of Liverpool on Friday 5 June for a four-day visit.

The ship will stop on route on Thursday so that five sea cadets and one instructors from Whithead Sea Cadet Unit can embark for an overnight transit into Liverpool.

Berthing at Canning Half-Tide Dock at approximately 1.45pm, the ship is visiting to support the International Mersey River Festival which runs from Friday until Sunday, June 7. 

HMS Ramsey is open to visitors on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 between 10.30am and 4.30pm on each day with last entry at 4.15pm. 

HMS Ramsey was invited to take part in the festival by Liverpool City Council and this spectacular free event is expected to attract large crowds with a wide range of activities offered for all the family.

My ship’s company and I are looking forward to sailing into Liverpool to support this very special River Festival

Lieutenant Commander Thomas Weaver, Commanding Officer of HMS Ramsey

HMS Ramsey's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Thomas Weaver said: “My ship’s company and I are looking forward to sailing into Liverpool to support this very special River Festival. 

“We will be delighted to welcome visitors on board over the weekend and give them the opportunity to tour the ship and to speak to crew members about their experiences of life at sea.” 

A Royal Navy and Royal Marines village will be set up at Graving Docks where visitors can see Royal Navy helicopters, recruitment vehicles, survival equipment and diving displays and have the opportunity to watch unarmed combat and weapons displays and to take part in a Royal Marines assault course. 

Also within the village the Sea Cadets will be performing their field gun window ladder semaphore and club swinging displays.

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland will be performing at Salthouse Quay on Saturday at 1pm and at 3.30pm, and then again on Sunday at Mann Island Bay at 1pm, before returning to Salthouse Quay for a marching performance at 4pm.

For further information on the Mersey River Festival please visit www.liverpoolonthewaterfront.co.uk