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Boats, Ships, Yachts

Chris Day | Hms Belfast and city skyline

Hms Belfast and city skyline

One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War, Serving Britain for 32 years, she played an important role in both the Second World War and the Korean War as well as performing peacekeeping duties throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Saved from destruction in 1971, HMS Belfast is now part of the Imperial War Museum and is the first ship to be preserved for the nation since Nelson's Victory. It is moored just upstream from Tower Bridge on the River Thames.
Chris Day | HMS Somerset

HMS Somerset

HMS Somerset is one of a batch of Type 23 frigates ordered in 1992 from the Yarrow yard (today BAE Systems) in Scotstoun. It was there that she was launched in June 1994 before she made her way to her home port of Devonport two years later to take her place in the Fleet. HMS Somerset traces her history back three centuries, but it was in 2005 that she adopted her motto from the Duke of Somerset, for whom she is named: Foy pour devoir - faith for duty.
Chris Day | Thames Skyline

Thames Skyline

HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, Tower of London
Chris Day | Silver Stream

Silver Stream

Silver Stream is a trawler-netter which was built in France in 1966. It has had a couple of names before coming to Plymouth in 1982. It was an average sized boat then, but became the largest in the fleet do to the decline of the British fishing industry caused by EU regulations restricting fishing quotas etc. This is a city that should benefiit greatly as a result of the right sort of Brexit.
Chris Day | HMS St Albans

HMS St Albans

HMS St Albans, the sixteenth and last of the Royal Navy's Type 23 frigates to be built, was launched on 6 May 2000. Constructed by BAE Systems at Scotstoun. She is affectionately known as The Saint.
Chris Day | Weymouth Lifeboat

Weymouth Lifeboat

Weymouth is one of the RNLI busiest lifeboat stations on England’s south coast. It operates two lifeboats – Ernest and Mabel, a Severn class all-weather lifeboat, and Phyl Clare 3, a B class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat.
Chris Day | Narrowboat

Narrowboat

A narrowboat approaches Stockers Lock on the Grand Union canal near Rickmansworth
Chris Day | HMS Dragon

HMS Dragon

HMS Dragon is a Royal Navy's sType 45 air defence destroyers. Launched on 7 November 2008. Her maiden deployment was to the Gulf region in March 2013.
Chris Day | Working boats

Working boats

Boats in Poole Harbour Dorset
Chris Day | FGS Brandenberg

FGS Brandenberg

FGS Brandenberg, a German F123 Brandenberg Frigate, leaves Plymouth after a short visit. The Type 123 Brandenburg Class frigates were ordered in June 1989 to replace the Hamburg Class. The frigates are primarily tasked with anti-submarine operations, but they also contribute to anti-air defence, the tactical command of group forces and surface operations.
Chris Day | HMS Northumberland

HMS Northumberland

HMS Northumberland is a type 23 Frigate and was launched in April 1992. She was built in the North-East by the Swan Hunter yard.
Chris Day | Rowing Boat

Rowing Boat

Rowing boat on the shore of Poole Harbour
Chris Day | Weymouth Lifeboats

Weymouth Lifeboats

Weymouth is one of the RNLI busiest lifeboat stations on England’s south coast. It operates two lifeboats – Ernest and Mabel, a Severn class all-weather lifeboat, and Phyl Clare 3, a B class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat.
Chris Day | A yacht on Plymouth Sound

A yacht on Plymouth Sound

A yacht on Plymouth Sound 25th March 2017. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Quest

Plymouth Quest

Plymouth Quest is a MCA Workboat 2 research vessel, owned by the UK's Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Built in China in 2001, she was sold to PML by her Icelandic owners in March 2004 and entered service in June that year. She is the newer of two ships owned by PML and is used for biological, chemical and physical sampling in coastal seas. A robust and versatile vessel, Plymouth Quest enables trawling, hauling, dredging, towing, and equipment deployment, as well as oceanographic measurements.
Chris Day | HMS St Albans

HMS St Albans

HMS St Albans the sixteenth and last of the Royal Navy's Type 23 frigates to be built was launched on 6 May 2000. Constructed by BAE Systems at Scotstoun. She is affectionately known as The Saint.
Chris Day | A yacht on Plymouth Sound

A yacht on Plymouth Sound

A yacht on Plymouth Sound 25th March 2017. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Yacht returning to Cattewater

Yacht returning to Cattewater

Yacht returning to Cattewater at the mouth of the river Plym. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Yacht on Plymouth Sound

Yacht on Plymouth Sound

A yacht on Plymouth Soound heading towards the river Tamar.
Chris Day | Plymouth Venturer on PLymouth Sound

Plymouth Venturer on PLymouth Sound

Plymouth Venturer was launched in March 2017. It is a modern catamaran design and is the largest passenger vessel in Plymouth. It can hold up to 250 people. Its day job is hour long cruises from Sutton Harbour to the Devonport Naval Dockyard on the river Tamar. It is also available for hire for parties etc
Chris Day | FGS Bonn

FGS Bonn

FGS Bonn is a Type 702 Berlin Class fleet auxiliary vessel in service with the German Navy. The auxiliary replenishment ship is designed to provide logistics and medical services support to the combined task forces. The vessels are named after German cities. Berlin Class vessels are the largest warships in the German Navy fleet.
Chris Day | HMS Northumberland

HMS Northumberland

HMS Northumberland is a type 23 Frigate and was launched in April 1992 and entered service in late 1994. She was built in the North-East by the Swan Hunter yard and is affiliated to the County of Northumberland and reaffirmed her close ties to the area with a visit to the Port of Tyne in September 2013. She is based in Devonport when not deployed. HMS Northumberland was among the first ships of her class to receive the most advanced sonar designed to hunt down submarines and played a vital role in testing the new equipment with HMS Torbay as her quarry at a special test range in the Bahamas.
Chris Day | USNS Big Horn

USNS Big Horn

USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler of the United States Navy. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the Military Sealift Command with a primarily civilian crew on 21 May 1992. She serves in the United States Atlantic Fleet.
Chris Day | HMS Montrose

HMS Montrose

HMS Montrose is a type 23 Frigate. She is based in Devonport when not deployed. She returned to sea in 2017 after a £35 million pound upgrade.
Chris Day | HMS Diamond

HMS Diamond

HMS Diamond is a Type 45 air defence destroyer and one of the most advanced warships in the world. Nearly as tall as Nelson’s Column, Diamond's sleek lines are designed for stealth at sea, appearing virtually invisible on enemy radar. With cutting-edge military sensors and a range of weapons systems, Diamond is ready to detect and destroy any airborne, surface and sub surface threat. Her Motto is - honor clarissima gemma – honour is the brightest jewel.
Chris Day | HMS Northumberland and the Eddystone Lighthouse

HMS Northumberland and the Eddystone Lighthouse

HMS Northumberland and the Eddystone Lighthouse 14 miles away on the horizon. HMS Northumberland is a type 23 Frigate and was launched in April 1992 and entered service in late 1994. She was built in the North-East by the Swan Hunter yard and is affiliated to the County of Northumberland and reaffirmed her close ties to the area with a visit to the Port of Tyne in September 2013. She is based in Devonport when not deployed. HMS Northumberland was among the first ships of her class to receive the most advanced sonar designed to hunt down submarines and played a vital role in testing the new equipment with HMS Torbay as her quarry at a special test range in the Bahamas.
Chris Day | Boats on Plymouth Sound

Boats on Plymouth Sound

Boats on Plymouth Sound. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Brittany Ferries Pont Avon

Brittany Ferries Pont Avon

Brittany Ferries Pont Avon arrives in Plymouth
Chris Day | RNLB 17-28

RNLB 17-28

The Brixham lifeboat is named RNLB Alec and Christina Dykes in memory of Mrs Helen Christina Dykes whose bequest covered almost half of the build cost. A number of other individuals and organisations made significant contributions to the lifeboat and its facilities. These are noted on a brass plaque which is mounted in the wheelhouse. Mrs Dykes during her lifetime donated a D Class to Ilfracombe Station which was named in memory of her husband.
Chris Day | Brittany Ferries Armorique

Brittany Ferries Armorique

Brittany Ferries Armorique leaving Plymouth
Chris Day | HMS Example in Weymouth

HMS Example in Weymouth

HMS Example is the Northumbrian University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). It is an Archer class fast patrol boat based at HMS Calliope, a Royal Naval Reserve Base next to the Tyne Bridge on Gateshead Quayside. The Northumbrian URNU provides a three-year package of training and activities to student in order to broaden their knowledge of the Royal Navy and its activities worldwide.
Chris Day | HMS Echo

HMS Echo

HMS Echo was the first of two Echo Class multi-role hydrographic survey ships commissioned by the Royal Navy. It was designed to conduct survey operations in support of submarines or amphibious operations. It has a secondary role as a mine countermeasure tasking platform.