A dead quick post today! I went to a DIY store this morning for some paint and on the way passed the River Tyne ferry landing at South Shields. Berthed on the north side of the river was a naval vessel I didn’t recognise, so after lunch I walked back down with my camera to get a photo.
The vessel is HNLMS Karel Doorman (pennant number A833) and according to Wikipedia she’s a multi-function support ship and the largest vessel in the Dutch Navy! I think this is the first Dutch naval vessel I’ve spotted on the Tyne. I don’t always like the clean lines of modern naval vessels with their structures designed to reduce their radar signatures, but this one I do like!