Thought was a touch of class.
I recall a dit ref the Manchester from the 80s whereby the Old Man relieved the BM\QM, put the ship in bridge mode and took the ship for a spin through the English Channel.
"Hurricane season is in full swing. The crew of HMS Manchester is on urgent storm alert, ready to respond to the needs of Caribbean islanders who have been stricken by killer winds. HMS Manchester visits as many of the islands as possible to reassure the people that help will be at hand in case of disaster".
"HMS Manchester is in Barbados when news comes in that a massive hurricane has smashed the island of St Lucia, located just 100 miles away. The ship's company is immediately recalled from the pubs, clubs and bars and the British vessel leaves on a mercy mission to the stricken island. Within hours, she is first on the scene of terrible devastation".