Britannia Royal Naval College invited Dartmouth Academy pupils aboard HMS Tyne for a guided tour.
Ten pupils went by river taxi and boarded the ship up a steep ladder which tested everyone’s bravery! The Captain welcomed us and we were able to look around the bridge. The bridge of the ship is where the ship is commanded.
We also were allowed to sit in the Captain’s seat and wear the Captain’s hat! We were shown the ship’s guns, the galley and the engine room below deck and also the ship’s fire equipment including wearing protective gear and having a go with the fire hose!
What a fantastic experience, thank you for having us – we look forward to seeing you in March, HMS Tyne!