Video: HMS Edinburgh’s final return to capital

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HMS Edinburgh has made its final return to its namesake city.

• HMS Edinburgh docks in Edinburgh for last time

HMS Edinburgh arrives at Leith Docks yesterday. Picture: TSPL/Neil Hanna

HMS Edinburgh arrives at Leith Docks yesterday. Picture: TSPL/Neil Hanna

• Type-42 Destroyer will be decommissioned

The 30-year-old type-42 Destroyer arrived at Leith docks at around 7am yesterday and will remain in Edinburgh for five more days, during which time the crew will parade down the Royal Mile to mark the ship’s decommissioning.

HMS Edinburgh is the Navy’s largest type-42 warship and is sailing around the UK in a farewell tour which will end in Portsmouth next month. It left London on Sunday and will reach Liverpool, where it was built, on Tuesday.