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photoblog image Definitly not being scrapped

Definitly not being scrapped


As a complete contrast to the RFA's shown in th previous posts the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria is fresh from refurbishment at Cammell Lairds Ship Repairers in Birkenhead. Moored in Canada Dock #1 she is looking good, with the final fit out and stores uploading under way before returning to fleet service.

Fort Victoria is a combined Fleets Stores and Tanker vessel that can also provide helicopter support as needed.Built during the early 1990s by Harland and Wolff in Belfast she was the victim of an IRA bomb attack and had a hole blown in the side of the vessel as she was being fitted out, eventually repaired she joined the fleet in 1993.


Definitly not being scrapped


As a complete contrast to the RFA's shown in th previous posts the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria is fresh from refurbishment at Cammell Lairds Ship Repairers in Birkenhead. Moored in Canada Dock #1 she is looking good, with the final fit out and stores uploading under way before returning to fleet service.

Fort Victoria is a combined Fleets Stores and Tanker vessel that can also provide helicopter support as needed.Built during the early 1990s by Harland and Wolff in Belfast she was the victim of an IRA bomb attack and had a hole blown in the side of the vessel as she was being fitted out, eventually repaired she joined the fleet in 1993.


comments (6)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Dec 2009, 07:00
So the Irish Fleet had a go at this one. Doesn't look to bad as a result.
Great pic, these early evening shots works fine with the ships.
Les Auld: Some hard work by the lads in Belfast Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Dec 2009, 07:05
She's a beauty, Les, in your hands!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2009, 09:37
It's pleasing to know they're going to keep a few ships in our navy Les. Not that we're able to do anything significant with them any more...
Les Auld: Less and less as time goes on Chad, soon we will be down to a couple of rowing boats. Thanks for the comment.
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 30 Dec 2009, 12:09
Great time for this shot really displays it in beautiful light.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Aussie, appreciate it.
I am more surprised all the time about how many ships still go in and out of Liverpool socks Les. This is another beauty.
Les Auld: Still a fair few about Brian, thanks for the comment.
The van gives scale to the picture Les. fine shot
Les Auld: It does show the size Bill, thanks for the comment.

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