Monday, 22 October 2007

Another Bit Arrives!

Arriving this evening as it was starting to turn dark was the barge WOOLSTON which had been towed from the VT shipyard at Southampton by the Svitzer tug ORMESBY CROSS. The 433 gross ton tug, built in 2000, has been a regular visitor to the Clyde over the past few years, bringing in modules for the Type 45 destroyers which are assembled by BAE Systems at Scotstoun and Govan.

This section, the bow for the fourth ship of the class, will form the forward section of HMS DRAGON. As the tow passed Gourock, it was joined by the Greenock-based tug WARRIOR III. The third ship of the class, HMS DIAMOND, is due to launch next month.

2 comments:

zorki said...

Do you think the bow will remaim in the yard until Diamond is launched,it seems to have arrived very early.

THE CLYDESIGHTER . . . said...

I presume that it will be put in a position ready for moving to the slipway once DIAMOND has been launched, and will join the other modules currently under construction at Govan already when assembly of them commences.