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photoblog image Another One Bites the Dust.

Another One Bites the Dust.

 

For the third time in a month a Royal Naval warship pays a farewell visit to Liverpool before paying off. HMS Campbeltown is a type 22 frigate, built at Cammel Lairds, the shipyard that can be seen in the background, she entered service in 1989.She is the second ship to carry this name.

 

The name of HMS Campbeltown has a distinguished record of Royal Navy service, with honours for the Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1942 and St. Nazaire 1942, often referred to as "the greatest raid of all" as it had the largest number of Victoria Cross medals awarded for a single operation.


Campbeltown’s last official duty will be to visit St Nazaire and commemorate the 69th anniversary of this remarkable operation with some of the few remaining veterans from 1942.

 

The ship's motto is "Victoria Fortes Sequitur" which translates as "Victory Through Strength"

 

HMS Campbeltown

 

 

Another One Bites the Dust.

 

For the third time in a month a Royal Naval warship pays a farewell visit to Liverpool before paying off. HMS Campbeltown is a type 22 frigate, built at Cammel Lairds, the shipyard that can be seen in the background, she entered service in 1989.She is the second ship to carry this name.

 

The name of HMS Campbeltown has a distinguished record of Royal Navy service, with honours for the Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1942 and St. Nazaire 1942, often referred to as "the greatest raid of all" as it had the largest number of Victoria Cross medals awarded for a single operation.


Campbeltown’s last official duty will be to visit St Nazaire and commemorate the 69th anniversary of this remarkable operation with some of the few remaining veterans from 1942.

 

The ship's motto is "Victoria Fortes Sequitur" which translates as "Victory Through Strength"

 

HMS Campbeltown

 

 

comments (8)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 Mar 2011, 07:13
Two great photo the second is best in my mined
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Mar 2011, 07:15
Fine photography Les but for a seafaring nation we are now just a shadow of how we used to be
Les Auld: A very faint shadow Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 4 Mar 2011, 09:47
I rather like the colours in this Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Chad, so do I for some reason.
We got any ships left?

I'm glad you are recording these Les.
Les Auld: Not too many Bill, thanks for the comment.
Two more fine shots Les, recorded for posterity.
Les Auld: You just have to do it Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Mar 2011, 22:57
There's going to be nothing left at this rate! I'm surprised that Cammell Laird is still operating. Good colours in the day image and lovely lighting in the night image.
Les Auld: Cammell Lairds did go under and then were resurrected a few years ago, Now a profitable ship repair business, maybe one day we will see ship building return as well. Thanks for the comment Alan.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Mar 2011, 08:32
You rewally have the knack, Les, at making industrial/wharf scenes like this highly glamorous and romantic. Kudos to you, over and over again.
Les Auld: Many thanks Ginnie, for some reason as yet unfathomable I do prefer industry and water to traditional landscapes.
Lovely shot, super colour and light.
Les Auld: Thanks John, appreciate the comment.

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