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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

HMS Ambush

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HMS Ambush is an Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine of the Royal Navy, the second boat of her class, and is currently on sea trials.
She is seen here off the coast at Gourock and is being escorted by SD Resourceful and SD Dependable.
She is seen here off the coast at Gourock.
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Monday, 29 July 2013

MV Hallaig






Caledonian Mac Braynes MVHallaig fitting out at Fergusons shipyard in Port Glasgow.
Click HERE for some pictures of her on the slipway.

Sunday, 28 July 2013



MS Queen Elizabeth is a Signature class cruise ship operated by the Cunard Line. She is the second largest ship to be constructed for Cunard, exceeded only by the Queen Mary 2, and is capable of carrying up to 2,092 passengers. The ship is running mate to the Queen Victoria and the Queen Mary 2.

She is seen here passing Greenock and Gourock.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

St Hilda










St Hilda is a traditional beamy, 54ft wooden (larch on oak) ketch.
 She was built in 1973 in the St Monans family boatyard in Fife, specifically for sail training with a crew of 14. She is one of the smallest of the “Tall Ships” and has competed in several Tall Ship races.
She operates from the Holy Loch offering sailing hollidays in the west of Scotland.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Scottish Ambulance Service



Scottish Ambulance Service helicopter taking off from her base in Glasgow city centre,the heliport  is situated close to the Tall ship Glenlee which can be seen in the background.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Hebridean Princess












Hebridean Princess looking splendid as she sails down the Firth,she had just left James Watt Dock for her winter refit.

HS Themistocles f-465



HS Themistocles f-465 Greek frigate passing the Gantocks.
 The Kortenaer class was a class of frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy. They were built to be a general purpose frigate; able to combat all surface, submarine and aircraft targets. Like some of the other frigates of the 1970s and 1980s, they featured a COGOG (Combined gas or gas) propulsion system. Ten were built by de Schelde in Flushing and two by Wilton-Fijenoord in Schiedam between 1978 and 1982. Only 10 served with the Royal Netherlands Navy: two were sold to Greece while still under construction and replaced by two Jacob van Heemskerck class frigates which are basically an AAW variant of the Kortenaer class. The Greek frigates were renamed the Elli class.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

World War 11 Port Glasgow


Mine watchers post at Port Glasgow.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Waverley















Returning in the early evening after a days sailing on the Firth.