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Friday, 23 January 2009

Fort Austin A386











Fort Austin A386 supply ship,seen off the coast of Gourock degaussing.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've just looked up degaussing in wikipedia. I knew about it with monitors, and was aware of the potential issue with ships.

How do you know this ship was de-gaussing tho. Is this a regular place where de-gaussing is undertaken?

Gerard Ward said...

Hi Colin,apparently this is the designated degaussing area for Royal Navy ships.It starts at the mouth of Loch Long and continues to Gourock.
I watched wave knight degaussing a while back ,and it was quite interesting as she spent hours going up and down at a fair old speed,she often gave a blast of her horn to warn small boats to get out the way!

http://www.riverclydephotography.org/2008/04/wave-knight.html

for some photographs of her.



Gerry