Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira on service 24 December 2009. A Merry Christmas from all at ClydeNavalGazing!
Another of the Sølvtrans sisters (fish carriers) Ronja Carrier lying at Ardrossan 03 December 2009. She has been there for some time, any ideas? [Edit] Leaving Ardrossan 21:00 04/12/09, destination unspecified.[/Edit]
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Alainn lying dead ship at Largs 29 November 2009. At long last the rain has stopped! (She is heading for Ardmaleish for overhaul 30 November)
Minehunter HMS Ledbury (M30) in the Largs Channel 19 November 2009 (from ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson).
Bulk carrier Bellatrix heading for Hunterston 28 November 2009. Svitzer tugs Anglegarth (stern) and Ayton Cross (bow) in attendance.
After spending a couple of weeks berthed at Great Harbour, Greenock, tanker Liquid Gold outbound 28 November 2009.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Lord of the Isles "makes smoke" at No.2 berth 22 October 2009. After a delayed arrival from Colinsay due to an unexpected full vehicular load (only one van could not be accommodated, a feat of management by deck staff!) requiring ballast adjustments, LOTI had to skip to avoid delaying the arrival of Isle of Mull!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Mull passes Eigg (Hutcheson's memorial in the background) inbound to Oban 21 October 2009.
HNosMS Ula (S300) is the name ship of a class of 6 diesel electric submarines built for the Royal Norwegian Navy between 1989 and 1992. She is 59m in length and displaces 1040 tons (1150 tons submerged) and has an underwater speed of 24 knots. She and her sisters form the 1st Submarine Squadron based at Haakonsven, Bergen. All of the boats were modernised between 2006 and 2008.
USS Cole (DDG- 67), an "Arleigh Burke" class Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer oubound 05 October 2009.