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cheeks69

Veteran
Location
Southeastern, MA
Real Name
Robert
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grebeman

Old Codgers Group
When a tanker with just the old conventional single screw form of main propulsion arrives at Plymouth two tugs are required with both shackled to the tanker to guide her through the Cobbler Channel and into the Cattewater. Her the tanker "Winter" is being taken in, the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners tug "Prince Rock" is on the bows with the more powerful Fowey Harbour Commissioners tug "Morgawr" on the stern.

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The next two images taken on a far more pleasant day show the "Morgawr" setting off to return to Fowey which is about 15-20 miles west along the coast of Cornwall, a nice cruise I would imagine for the crew. Holiday makers would pay good money to do that!

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Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
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The tanker "Furenas" lies alongside the oil terminal at Cattedown. She's looking a little high in the water so discharging of her cargo must be nearly complete although two discharge pipes are still attached. A small laden vessel, the "Bounder" is coming down stream. She's almost certainly come from Corporation Wharf carrying a cargo of steel scrap, possibly bound for Portugal. She's a foreign registered ship since she's flying the Red Ensign at the masthead as a courtesy to the country she's in. Above her bows there's a tower on the end of a large house. That was built at the behest of a retired ships captain so he could look out down river to observe the shipping. That's the village of Oreston where I grew up in the 1950's and it was said that there were some 32 retired ships captains living in the village. Most would have captained very small sailing vessels that had hung on trading locally until the 1940's.

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Sure enough by the time the pilot had taken the "Bounder" out and returned the "Furenas" was ready to sail.

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Just where is Nolsoy? I'd never heard of it. It turns out it's one of the Faroe Islands, who'd have guessed that was her port of registry. Just where is she bound now?

Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Just where is she bound now?

Barrie
These images were taken about 7 years ago, thanks to the power of the internet I now know she's been sold and is now called "Hai Gong You 309" and at the time of posting she's about 200 miles north of the Falkland Islands heading south and looking to clear the Falklands to the east, there's no stated destination but she began that voyage after leaving the Las Palmas Anchorage. It would suggest that the current situation has left her, and doubtless many ships like her, rather short of cargoes.

Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
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HMS Somerset (Type 23 class Frigate)

This ship has actually entered shot from the left hand side, you can just see the remains of the wake to the left of the West Mallard Buoy, and then made a turn to starboard of more than 90 degrees to bring her on to her present course. Anything much larger and she would have been accompanied by tugs such as SD Careful seen below.

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Tug from Royal Navy Dockyard - Devonport

Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Maintaining the port

One rather grey and misty morning a somewhat unwieldy looking vessel came sailing down from the direction of the naval dockyard.
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It dropped anchor in front of the West Mallard buoy and launched a small inflatable over the side with two men in.
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The crane was then shackled to the buoy and it proceeded to lift it out of the water.
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The copious amount of seaweed growing on the buoy was then removed by pressure washing the buoy.
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When it was reasonably clean it was hoisted aboard the SD Navigator.
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Then the new buoy was attached to the old mooring chains and lowered into position.
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Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
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THV Patricia

This is the Trinity House Multi Purpose Vessel Patricia engaged in buoy laying in Plymouth Sound. She is 38 years old and was designed in an era when ship designers designed with a degree of beauty in mind. To my mind she typifies a ship of beauty, I love seeing her when she's in the area. Here she was well offshore and I'm well pleased how the FZ200 and DxOPhotolab 1 have behaved in getting this image on what was a misty day.

Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
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HMS Somerset At anchor in Plymouth Sound


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Black and stealthy This is obviously quite a small diesel electric submarine, so not a UK vessel. She is flying the Union Jack as a courtesy but is also flying the Portuguese flag. Portugal has two 2000 ton submarines of the Tridente class with a crew of 33, so this is either the Tridente or the Arpao.

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Fleet tender This vessel is mainly used to transfer personnel between vessels moored in Plymouth Sound and the shore.

Barrie
 

Richard

All-Pro
Location
Marlow, UK
Black and stealthy This is obviously quite a small diesel electric submarine, so not a UK vessel. She is flying the Union Jack as a courtesy but is also flying the Portuguese flag. Portugal has two 2000 ton submarines of the Tridente class with a crew of 33, so this is either the Tridente or the Arpao.
I think you're right. Portugal only has two submarines of any class, so it's got to be one or the other. In fact that's about 11% of the entire Portuguese navy you're looking at there, if we don't count coastguard vessels and suchlike. Good spot.

-R
 

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