HMS Bulwark - the UK's largest amphibious assault and command and control ship.
PLA pilot, Richard Irwin onboard the pilot cutter ready to go out to board the ship.
Boarding HMS Bulwark in Gravesend Reach
Meeting commanding officer, Alex Burton, on the bridge.
Approaching the Thames Barrier
Closer to the Thames Barrier.
Passing through the Thames Barrier.
HMS Bulwark turning off the O2 Arena, ready to complete the last stage of the journey, stern first.
Entering the midstream mooring off Greenwich.
HMS Bulwark safely in her midstream mooring.
PLA pilot, Richard Irwin, saw Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark safely from Gravesend Reach, through the Thames Barrier to her midstream mooring off Greenwich. The ship is on a five day visit to the capital. This photo gallery follows the progress of the ship up river.