Wednesday, 5 November 2008

HMS EDINBURGH - D97

Followed closely by Clyde Marine Services' tugs BRUISER and BATTLER, the Type 42 destroyer EDINBURGH was caught passing below the Erskine Bridge today, as she made her way to King George V Dock for a courtesy visit to Glasgow. EDINBURGH, one of the Batch 3 ships and a product of the Cammell Laird shipyard on the Mersey, joined the Royal Navy when commissioned in December 1985, the penultimate ship of the class. She recently returned from a tour of duty in the Far East. She can be distinguished from her immediate sisters MANCHESTER, GLOUCESTER and YORK as she has raised bulwarks at her bow. These were fitted during trials of the Phalanx CIWS, which was originally mounted forward but later moved to the decks either side of the funnel.

3 comments:

John said...

Excellent, tugs side by side really add to the composition.

Anonymous said...

Watched this the other day and just below the funnel on the s/brd side was an imitation cow wearing a sailors uniform!!! Anyone any idea why?

Anonymous said...

That's 'Navy Moo'. She was presented to the Ship by Vladamir Romanov (Hearts FC) to take her on deployment to see the world after he won her in a charity auction. She has now achieved her aim (a couple of times over) and is looking for a new home before EDINBURGH goes into refit next year.