HMS Ark Royal, berthed in North Tyneside for its 30th birthday, has been welcoming visitors.
The 20,000-tonne aircraft carrier built on the Tyne 30 years ago is at Northumbria Quay in North Shields for a five-day visit.
The Royal Navy's flagship vessel had its keel first laid down at the Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend.
The warship opened to the public on Saturday with a family day for crew members on Sunday.
On board, there will be a Sea King Asac helicopter of 849 Naval Air Squadron and a Merlin NH Mk1 helicopter of 814 Naval Air Squadron.
It is the second time it has visited Tyneside in 12 months.