HMS Dragon has made a stop in New York.
The Royal Navy say that the Type 45 destroyer is off the east coast of America, having broken away from HMS Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the Carrier Strike Group on Westlant 19.
According to a news release:
“During her time alongside the city that never sleeps, sailors were given time to go ashore and see some of its famous landmarks. They spent time on the observatory deck on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building and also made a fleeting stop to Wall Street.
The group travelled on the metro, where they chatted to officers from the New York Police Department, to see the Museum of Natural History before walking through Central Park. Later in the day, the HMS Dragon sailors had time to pay their respects to the thousands of people who died in the 9/11 attacks with a moment of reflection at the memorial site of the Twin Towers.”
While in the Atlantic, HMS Dragon also supported the US Navy by providing air defence to USS Dwight D Eisenhower.