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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.
Chris Day | RFA Fort Victoria

RFA Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria is an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship. She was originally designed to support frigates on anti-submarine warfare patrols. She provides vital support to the fleet acting as a stores ship and a fleet tanker. She also has a large flight-deck, hangar and maintenance facilities for helicopters.
Chris Day | RFA Argus

RFA Argus

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus was originally launched in 1981 as the commercially owned and operated Contender Bezant, a combination freight, Roll on Roll off ferry (RORO) and container ship. She is now fully equipped with state of the art emergency facilities and 100-bed medical complex on board, which can be uniquely tailored to deliver cutting-edge treatment afloat and is a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship (PCRS). She cannot be designated a hospital ship as she does carry some defensive guns so under the Geneva Convention cannot display the International Red Cross Symbol. She also provides specialist aviation training facilities for the Fleet Air Arm.
Chris Day | RFA Argus and RFA Fort Victoria

RFA Argus and RFA Fort Victoria

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus was originally launched in 1981 as the commercially owned and operated Contender Bezant, a combination freight, Roll on Roll off ferry (RORO) and container ship. She is now fully equipped with state of the art emergency facilities and 100-bed medical complex on board, which can be uniquely tailored to deliver cutting-edge treatment afloat and is a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship (PCRS). She cannot be designated a hospital ship as she does carry some defensive guns so under the Geneva Convention cannot display the International Red Cross Symbol. She also provides specialist aviation training facilities for the Fleet Air Arm.   Fort Victoria is an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship. She was originally designed to support frigates on anti-submarine warfare patrols. She provides vital support to the fleet acting as a stores ship and a fleet tanker. She also has a large flight-deck, hangar and maintenance facilities for helicopters.
Chris Day | Trawler Ocean Spirit

Trawler Ocean Spirit

Ocean Spirit is a Trawler/Scalloper. It was built in 1999 and is registered in Brixham. However, its home port is Plymouth.
Chris Day | Trawler  Provider II

Trawler Provider II

Provider II s a Trawler licensed for cod and bass. It was built in 2001 and is registered in Brixham. However, its home port is Plymouth.
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 was delivered to the Royal Navy in November 2001. HMS St Albans emerged from an extensive £25M refit late in 2014. alongside in base port. As with all Duke class frigates they are versatile and can operate in any imaginable situation. At the time of this photograph the Saint is the Fleet Ready Escort and will spend the majority of the year in and around UK waters conducting training and exercises with various UK and military agencies and organisations.
Chris Day | RFA Fort Victoria

RFA Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria is an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship. She was originally designed to support frigates on anti-submarine warfare patrols. She provides vital support to the fleet acting as a stores ship and a fleet tanker. She also has a large flight-deck, hangar and maintenance facilities for helicopters.
Chris Day | HMS Enterprise

HMS Enterprise

HMS Enterprise is an Echo-class multi-role survey vessel . Multi-talented and adaptable, she’s equally at home mapping and surveying the ocean floor as she is acting as a floating base for our minehunters.
Chris Day | Trawler Judy G

Trawler Judy G

Judy G is a licenced Trawler/Scalloper. Home port is Brixham and according to the government registry was built in 2018. Seen here about to enter Sutton Harbour in Plymouth.
Chris Day | HMS Enterprise

HMS Enterprise

HMS Enterprise is an Echo-class multi-role survey vessel . Multi-talented and adaptable, she’s equally at home mapping and surveying the ocean floor as she is acting as a floating base for our minehunters.
Chris Day | Yacht on the river Tamar

Yacht on the river Tamar

A Halberg Rassey Yacht heading upstream on the river Tamar
Chris Day | SD Forceful

SD Forceful

SD Forceful is a tug built in 1985 for the Royal Navy. In 2008 it was bought by SD Marine Services Ltd. Its home port is London.
Chris Day | RFA Tiderace

RFA Tiderace

RFA Tiderace is the second of a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-Class tankers, capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water. She has been designed to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. *** NOT suitable for a canvas wrap ******
Chris Day | Our Endeavour

Our Endeavour

Our Endeavour is a Trawler registered in Exeter but its home port is Plymouth.
Chris Day | HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy and is capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft. She wil replace HMS Ocean as the navys flag ship. She is so large that she cannot navigate Plymouth Sound to Devonport Dockyard,, despite being one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
Chris Day | Fishing Boat Maria Q

Fishing Boat Maria Q

Fishing boat Maria Q. No other information found on any registration sites. NB NOT SUITABLE FOR CANVAS WRAP
Chris Day | HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy and is capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft. She wil replace HMS Ocean as the navys flag ship. She is so large that she cannot navigate Plymouth Sound to Devonport Dockyard,, despite being one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
Chris Day | RFA Tideforce

RFA Tideforce

RFA Tideforce is the fourth in a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-Class tankers, capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water. She has been designed to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.
Chris Day | HMS Queen Elizabeth and RFA Tideforce

HMS Queen Elizabeth and RFA Tideforce

HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy and is capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft. She wil replace HMS Ocean as the navys flag ship. She is so large that she cannot navigate Plymouth Sound to Devonport Dockyard,, despite being one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Plus RFA Tideforce is the fourth in a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-Class tankers, capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water. She has been designed to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.
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 | Yacht on the Sound

Yacht on the Sound

Yacht leaving Plymouth Sound and entering Cattewater. 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 | HMS Dragon leaves Plymouth Sound

HMS Dragon leaves Plymouth Sound

HMS Dragon is the fourth of the Royal Navy's six Type 45 air defence destroyers. Launched on 7 November 2008. After successful firing the Sea Viper, intensive at-sea training, her maiden deployed on 19 March 2013 to the Gulf region. Dragon quickly integrated into the Gulf theatre of operations, working closely with other UK and international partners to promote security in the region and keep the trade flowing through the Straits of Hormuz. While in the Indian Ocean Dragon visited many of the Gulf states including Oman,Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. HMS Dragon then repositioned to the Eastern Mediterranean to demonstrate the flexibility of deployed maritime forces and to ensure the protection of UK interests, which includes the defence of our Sovereign Base Areas.
Chris Day | Torpoint Ferry

Torpoint Ferry

The Torpoint Ferries cross the River Tamar Torpoint in Cornwall, and the city of Plymouth in Devon. The crossing has a long and history, and there has been a formal ferry service at Torpoint since 1791. Originally serviced by rowing boats and then steam boats. However, the timetable was erratic due to tides and winds. The first Torpoint chain ferry or 'floating bridge' came into service in 1831, using a self-propelled vessel using a pair of vertical chain wheels in the middle of the vessel to pull on fixed chains connected between the river banks. There are currently three in operation. It costs nothing to cross from Plymouth to Torpoint. However, at the time of writing it costs £1.50 to cross from Torpoint back into Plymouth.
Chris Day | Taymar Ferry Plym II

Taymar Ferry Plym II

The Torpoint Ferries cross the River Tamar between Torpoint in Cornwall, and the city of Plymouth in Devon. There has been a ferry service at Torpoint since 1791. Originally serviced by rowing boats and then steam boats. The first Torpoint chain ferry or 'floating bridge' came into service in 1831, using a self-propelled vessel using a pair of vertical chain wheels in the middle of the vessel.to pull on fixed chains connected between the river banks. The current vessels are the 5th generation and were commisioned to be built when the previous onne were reaching the end of their useful lives in the late 1990s. The first of the new generation vessel, Plym II, was delivered in December 2004. Subsequently Tamar II was delivered in March 2005 and finally Lynher II in February 2006. When travelling from the Devon side to the Cornish side of the Taymar it is free.
Chris Day | RNLB Cosandra

RNLB Cosandra

The Shannon class is the latest class of all-weather lifeboat to join the RNLI fleet. They are the first modern all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by waterjets instead of traditional propellers, making them the most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat yet. Seen here entering Cattewaer Plymouth
Chris Day | RNLB Sybil Mullen Glover

RNLB Sybil Mullen Glover

Plymouth is home to two lifeboats, the larger All Weather Lifeboat, named Sybil Mullen Glover and the smaller but faster Inshore Lifeboat, named Millenium Forester.  Based in Millbay Marina, both lifeboats provide cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the Port of Plymouth, including the rivers Tamar, Lyhner, Tavy, Plym, Yealm and Erme; and the surrounding coastline into both Bigbury and Whitsand Bays.  The Severn Class Lifeboat is 17m long and is the largest in the RNLI's fleet. It is fully self righting.
Chris Day | Tug Cannis

Tug Cannis

Tug leaving cattewater and entering Plymouth sound
Chris Day | THV Patricia

THV Patricia

THV Patricia undertakes aid to navigation maintenance work, towing, wreck location and marking among other projects. It has a helicopter-landing pad, a 20 tonne main crane capacity and 28 tonne bollard pull and towing winch, she is also survey capable. It is a multi function vessel which can be hired to many different things.
Chris Day | Spirit of Falmouth

Spirit of Falmouth

This image was taken as she entered Cattewater in Plymouth. Originally built in late 1984, the SPIRIT OF FALMOUTH was used by youth groups under supervision to take disadvantaged children and young adults on sailing trips. In 1994 she changed names from SPIRIT OF MERSEYSIDE to SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND. Through these transitions she has covered many trips around the British Isles. As SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND she was used to take children from inner cities on outdoor pursuits until 2002 when she became SPIRIT OF FAIRBRIDGE where she again had a role of taking disadvantaged youths on excursions around the British Isles. As of late 2014 the boat was renamed the SPIRIT OF FALMOUTH and was donated to the charity, Turn to Starboard, where she currently resides.
Chris Day | Astute Class attack SSN

Astute Class attack SSN

What appears to be an Astute class attack submarine being escorted in to Devonport. The name is unknown as the Navy doesn’t like to let give information on the whereabouts of its nuclear vessels. It is under its own power with the tugs tethered together and going in reverse. Ther were many other Royal Naval vessels there to protect the submarine at a time when it is at its most vunerable. Including men in fast boats wearing black uniforms. Other vessels were kept well away throughout the whole operation.
Chris Day | Astute class attack SSN about to enter  Plymouth Sound

Astute class attack SSN about to enter Plymouth Sound

Astute class attack SSN about to enter Plymouth Sound where its escort awaits. On the horizon the Eddystone Lighthouse can clearly be seend
Chris Day | Astute Class SSN under escort on Plymouth Sound

Astute Class SSN under escort on Plymouth Sound

What appears to be an Astute class attack submarine being escorted in to Devonport. The name is unknown as the Navy doesn’t like to let give information on the whereabouts of its nuclear vessels. It is under its own power with the tugs tethered together and going in reverse. Ther were many other Royal Naval vessels there to protect the submarine at a time when it is at its most vunerable. Including men in fast boats wearing black uniforms. Other vessels were kept well away throughout the whole operation.
Chris Day | Astute Class SSN under escort on Plymouth Sound

Astute Class SSN under escort on Plymouth Sound

What appears to be an Astute class attack submarine being escorted in to Devonport. The name is unknown as the Navy doesn’t like to let give information on the whereabouts of its nuclear vessels. It is under its own power with the tugs tethered together and going in reverse. Ther were many other Royal Naval vessels there to protect the submarine at a time when it is at its most vunerable. Including men in fast boats wearing black uniforms. Other vessels were kept well away throughout the whole operation.
Chris Day | Astute Class SSN under escort on Plymouth Sound

Astute Class SSN under escort on Plymouth Sound

What appears to be an Astute class attack submarine being escorted in to Devonport. The name is unknown as the Navy doesn’t like to let give information on the whereabouts of its nuclear vessels. It is under its own power with the tugs tethered together and going in reverse. Ther were many other Royal Naval vessels there to protect the submarine at a time when it is at its most vunerable. Including men in fast boats wearing black uniforms. Other vessels were kept well away throughout the whole operation.