At the tail of the bank on a survey exercise.
She was launched by Lady Wilson, wife of Admiral Sir Barry Wilson KCB on 25 November 1991 and commissioned into Naval service on 19 August 1992. The name Walney comes form the island off Barrow-in-Furness on the
The island was called Maghney by the Saxons, signifying 'a wall in the sea'; hence the yellow wall in the ships crest. The red rose in the crest indicated Walney's location in what used to be