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Pictured above left, The Clerk, Master and Senior Warden in front of the Bridge of
HMS Mersey with HMS Mersey’s Captain, Lt Cdr George Storton and right Mersey’s sister ship, HMS Tyne, leaving Portsmouth.

Pictured above left, The Clerk, Master and Senior Warden in front of the Bridge of HMS Mersey with HMS Mersey’s Captain, Lt Cdr George Storton and right Mersey’s sister ship, HMS Tyne, leaving Portsmouth.

HMS Mersey

I have just returned from a few days at sea with HMS Mersey, accompanied by my Senior Warden, David Wilson, and Biagio our Clerk. We were transported by power boat out of Falmouth Harbour, having donned full waterproof gear, to meet the ship which was waiting offshore. Mersey's Captain, Lieutenant Commander George Storton, was determined that we would enjoy our voyage and had organised an action-packed programme for us. We were given the opportunity to see just about every aspect of the operation of the ship and life on board. We were allowed onto the bridge and were able to observe Mersey in action, patrolling our fishing areas and deploying their extremely fast boats to board fishing vessels and inspect their catches and equipment. We were also allowed to take the helm. Our somewhat erratic steering prompted a call of complaint to the bridge from the galley where they preparing our evening meal (Beef Wellington). The food was first class and included fresh scallops procured from a convenient scalloper. We were very impressed by the professionalism, commitment and unfailing good humour of the officers and the crew. All credit to the Captain. We landed at Portsmouth two days later, having been on the bridge to observe the Captain take control of the ship to bring it in to harbour. All in all a tremendous experience.