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A bit of a heave


Tugs Smit Donou, Smit Colingwood and Svitzer Stanlow prepare to pull 22,000 tonnes of the UK's Strike Carrier, HMS Illustrious away from the Cruise Liner facility in Liverpool at 2pm on Sunday 19th October after a successful visit to the city.

Ranged  on the rear of the flight deck are Harrier GR9s and GR7s of 1 (Fighter) Squadron, Royal Air Force. and Sea King Helicopters, probably of 845 Naval Air Squadron.

A bit of a heave


Tugs Smit Donou, Smit Colingwood and Svitzer Stanlow prepare to pull 22,000 tonnes of the UK's Strike Carrier, HMS Illustrious away from the Cruise Liner facility in Liverpool at 2pm on Sunday 19th October after a successful visit to the city.

Ranged  on the rear of the flight deck are Harrier GR9s and GR7s of 1 (Fighter) Squadron, Royal Air Force. and Sea King Helicopters, probably of 845 Naval Air Squadron.

comments (4)

Great shot. You really get a sense of the scale. I remember when they used to build things like this on Tyneside.
Les Auld: And on the Mersey Ian, the old Ark Royal was built here, my grandfather worked on it in the Cammell Lairds shipyard. Thanks for the comment.
Nice one Les.
Les Auld: A grab shot from the ferry Michael, thanks for the commemt.
Nice sense of scale against the building on the right.
Les Auld: It was quite a large vessel Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 23:19
It always amazes me how little tiny tugs can move such huge ships. A relative was on tugs in Liverpool during the war, we were talking about his experiences recently.

Love the picture too smile
Les Auld: Tough little vessels Ellie, just love to see them scurrying about the river. Thanks for the comment.

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