Sunday, 6 September 2009

Type 45 Destroyers

An interesting angle on two of the Type 45 destroyers, currently under construction at Scotstoun, as seen from the seaplane that operates between Glasgow and Oban. In the drydock on the left is DIAMOND (D34), the third ship of the class. Unusually, as seen here, ships tend to be docked by BAE Systems stern-first in the former Elderslie Drydocks. On the river berth, DAUNTLESS - which has already run sea trials - continues her fitting out.

4 comments:

John said...

A cracking shot John, trust you enjoyed the flight !!

StewartM said...

Is the sonar pit at the gate end by any chance ?

Can you remember when at least one of the Stirling Boats dry docked there to use the sonar pit for the retractable bow thrust, what was round was she ?

Stewart.

StewartM said...

" way round. "

Where's the editor !

Neil Marsden said...

Would that be the same Elderslie Drydock I stayed in aboard 'Clan Malcolm' about 1970 perhaps??