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RFA Grey Rover


The Royal Fleet Auxiliary small fleet tanker, Grey Rover, has been towed to Liverpool for scrapping, seen here in Canada Dry Dock awaiting the arrival of RFA Sir Pecivale so that they can be scrapped at the same time.

RFA Grey Rover


The Royal Fleet Auxiliary small fleet tanker, Grey Rover, has been towed to Liverpool for scrapping, seen here in Canada Dry Dock awaiting the arrival of RFA Sir Pecivale so that they can be scrapped at the same time.

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2009, 06:14
A complex looking vessel up close Les. I wonder how old it is?
Les Auld: Launched in 1973 at the Swan Hunter yard Chris, thanks for the comemnt.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2009, 07:15
I realize that will happen to me one of these days, Les, but...what a way to describe it! Hmmmm. There's gotta be a better way to say it, right??? That's a lot of...scrap! And you've done her proud.
Les Auld: It happens to us all Ginnie, perhaps to be recycled, shades of the Green Biscuits in Soylent Green - frightening thought though. Thanks for the comment - and making me think!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Dec 2009, 07:19
A grey rover anchored at a grey dock, with grey skies spells the end. Great post mortem.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, Appreciate the comment.
A fair pile of scrap metal I would imagine.
Les Auld: At least a couple of ton Chad, thanks for the comment.
Excellent shot Les, and how good she looked in the picture that Scotia found of her.
Les Auld: She does indeed Brian, better times for her. Thanks for the comemnt.
Sad to see ships at the end of their lives.
Les Auld: They do look so neglected and forlorn Bill. thanks for the comment.

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