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HMS Iron Duke in the Mother City

The 130 metre frigate is currently on a six month deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean.

FILE: The HMS Iron Duke received a 21 gun salute when it neared Robben Island on Wednesday 20 August 2014. Picture by: Aletta Garner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Capetonians will have a chance to step on board a visiting British warship this weekend.

HMS Iron Duke arrived early Wednesday morning and is in the Mother City for five days.

The 130 metre frigate is currently on a six month deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Commanding officer Tom Tredray says they are keen to show what the vessel has to offer.

"We've got the ship opened to visitors on Friday and on Saturday. We're delighted to show people around and discuss how we operate."

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