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Friday, 31 October 2014

SD Dependable

SD Dependable making her way across the Firth to Faslane naval base.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sunday, 26 October 2014

TSS Lord Warden

Built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 1455
Engines by shipbuilder
Last Name: AL ZAHER (1979)

Propulsion: 2 dr geared 8000shp 19.5 knots Steam turbine
Launched: Friday, 14/12/1951
Built: 1952
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Car Ferry
Tonnage: 3333 grt
Length: 362 feet 1
Breadth: 60 feet 8
Draught: 12 feet 11
Owner History:
British Transport Commission, Southern Region
1963 British Railways Board, Southern Region
1979 Sealink UK Ltd, London
1979 Baaboud Trading & Shipping Agencies (Ahmed M Baaboud), Jeddah
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 25/04/1981

First stern loading car ferry for Dover/Calais crossing 700 passengers and 120 cars
Entered service Dover/Boulogne 17/06/1952

Sold in 1979 to Ahmed Mohamed Baaboud Saudi Arabia. Stern ramp fitted by Vosper Shiprepair
Left Southampton 02/01/1980 and operated Port Sudan~Jeddah
Scrapped at Gadani Beach by Karim Shipbreaking Industries, commenced 6/5/1981.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LM Constructor

The flat-top barge LM Constructor is a general purpose vessel suitable for a wide range of inshore projects.  At 60m x 19m it is equipped with modern accommodation for up to 40 people.
With three successive seasons operating off the coast of Dounreay in Northern Scotland to carry out the clean up of an area of the seabed by recovering nuclear particles, the purpose designed tracked ROV complete with launch and recovery system capable of deploying the equipment in sea-states with significant wave height up to 2m

She is seen here at Troon ,she was helping other vessels in the laying of pipes at Ardneil Bay Ardrossan.

Friday, 17 October 2014


FILIA NETTIE  heading round the Tail of the Bank on her way to Glasgow passing Ruby Princess which was departing the Ocean Terminal at Greenock.