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HMS Sutherland


First visitor of the year to Liverpool's Cruise Line Facility was the Royal Navy's Type 23 Frigate HMS Sutherland.

She was launched in 1996 by Lady Christina Walmsley, wife of Sir Robert Walmsley KCB. Before this occasion, Royal Navy ships had always been launched with a bottle of champagne, but Lady Walmsley broke with tradition and used a bottle of Macallan Whisky. Sutherland was upgraded in 2007 to make it the most powerful frigate in the fleet.

HMS Sutherland


First visitor of the year to Liverpool's Cruise Line Facility was the Royal Navy's Type 23 Frigate HMS Sutherland.

She was launched in 1996 by Lady Christina Walmsley, wife of Sir Robert Walmsley KCB. Before this occasion, Royal Navy ships had always been launched with a bottle of champagne, but Lady Walmsley broke with tradition and used a bottle of Macallan Whisky. Sutherland was upgraded in 2007 to make it the most powerful frigate in the fleet.

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i used to work in the ship yards many years ago on type 42 destroyers, they look remarkebly similar, obviously this one will be far more sophisticated, nice capture
Les Auld: Over the last few years several Type 42s have paid courtesy visits here, very interesting to go on board. Thanks for the comment.
Definitely one for Steve this morning, he recognised it straight away.
Les Auld: Glad he did Linda, thanks for the comment.
A fine shot and ship Les, how do you get to hear what ships are coming in, or do you just turn up avery so often and see what is there?
Les Auld: Scour the Internet, subscribe to some shipping forums and listen to the news Brain, all planned out for this year so expect a few more pictures. Thanks for the comment.
Wonderful ship Les..Full of electronics I guess.
Les Auld: More than we can guess at Ron, thanks for the comment.

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