HMS Enterprise H88 - Devonport dockyard, Plymouth. 25/07/2018On July 25th 2018 I was personally invited by the captain, Commander Philip Harper, to visit HMS Enterprise H88 at Devonport dockyard in Plymouth. I'd been tweeting and re-tweeting about the ship for some time. I was given a very warm welcome by Sub-Lieutenant Denton, a relative newcomer to the ship who's working on her Bridge hours to get to be Officer Of the Watch (OOW). After an equally warm welcome from the Officer's Wardroom with some delicious home-made mushroom soup and spaghetti bolognese, Commander Harper gave me an extensive tour of the ship, seeing the A-frame used to launch towed arrays and hands to bathe to slide into the sea via; to the towed 'fish' sensors that surveyed the seabed and magnetometers that detect ship wrecks. The ship is geared primarily for science and survey but also can perform a Mine-Counter-Measures (MCM) role that she's just demonstrated in the Mediterranean. After over a year away, Enterprise was (briefly) home.
Last updated 29.07.2018.