Ships and submarines are complex pieces of kit, packed with hard-working sailors – all of whom need some time alongside once in a while. It’s a chance for downtime, training, and routine maintenance.


What about the ship's company?

People need upkeep, too. When a ship is alongside in her home port, the ship's company won’t just be looking after their ship – they’ll also undertake training and other tasks to keep life on board running smoothly.

It’s also an opportunity to spend some time on dry land, catch up with family and friends, and to simply enjoy being home in the UK.