Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Yesterday's ClydeSights: CHARLES DARWIN

Over the years, the Natural Environment Research Council's ship CHARLES DARWIN was no stranger to the Clyde, and was often seen heading upriver to Glasgow. She was built at Appledore in 1985, and for twenty years undertook oceanographic, geological and geophysical survey work worldwide. She was replaced in 2006 by a new ship, and sold to Gardline Shipping of Great Yarmouth, being renamed OCEAN RESEARCHER.