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HMS Dumbarton Castle displays her Paying Off Pennant as she enters Portsmouth Harbour
Veteran Royal Navy warship HMS Dumbarton Castle flys her 'Paying Off Pennant' as she returns to her Portsmouth home for the last time before retiring from service.
The patrol vessel, which joined the fleet in 1982, sailed into the Naval Base today (22/11) after completing her last deployment as the Falkland Islands guard ship. She has been protecting the islands and UK territorial waters.
In the Royal Navy a paying-off pennant is flown to mark the end of a ship's commission. Traditionally the pennant is the same length as the ship, and somewhat longer if the commission has been extended. It is said to have originated in the 19th century when all cleaning rags were tied together and hoisted as a sign that they were finished with
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