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Leaving for sea trials


Royal Fleet Auxiliary support tanker Orangeleaf leaves Birkenhead docks after a long refit by Cammell Lairds ship-repairers assisted by three Smit tugboats, seen here is the Smit Collingwood. She is setting out for sea trials, heading around the Isle of Man before returning to be handed back to the Fleet in the coming week.

Leaving for sea trials


Royal Fleet Auxiliary support tanker Orangeleaf leaves Birkenhead docks after a long refit by Cammell Lairds ship-repairers assisted by three Smit tugboats, seen here is the Smit Collingwood. She is setting out for sea trials, heading around the Isle of Man before returning to be handed back to the Fleet in the coming week.

comments (5)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2010, 07:17
Sudden thought: join the navy to see the world and then you get posted to a tugboat grin
Les Auld: Still you get to see the Mersey Louis, thanks for the comment.
Makes a change to see something actually done in this country and not sent to a foreign shipyard
Les Auld: How true Bill, it is a great shame that much of our manufacturing industry has disappointed without a fight. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Apr 2010, 07:48
This is a powerful shot Les: you've caught this craft wonderfully
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, the tug is full of power.
All ship shape again, nice capture smile
Les Auld: She is so Linda, thanks for the comment.
A fine looking vessel Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, appreciate the comment.

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