Solway Shipping    


The 2019 "JOINT WARRIOR" naval exercises involving navy vessels from many nations is now underway (April)  with the assembled ship's on the river Clyde departing to the open sea exercise area's.

I managed to catch some of the participants as they left after they'd had a few day's of preparations and some leisure time for the crews.
First past was the Norwegian Navy frigate "Thor Heyerdahl" F314. Commissioned in 2011 she is capable of 27 knots.
"Berlin" A1411 a 20,240 ton fuel replenishment vessel from Germany
and from Spain the frigate "Almirante Juan de Borbon" F102 an air defence vessel built at a cost of 600 million euro.
At Faslane base the Royal Navy's amphibious transport warship "Albion" L14 was moored alongside. Built at Barrow in Furness and launched in 2001 she as a range of 8000 miles and has a 19,000 ton displacement weight.
Similar to "Berlin" is "Rhone" A1443 also a German replenishment tanker.
tug "Ayton Cross", finished one job and onto the next.
 the Danish frigate "Thetis" F357 lead ship of its class. It has a double skinned hull designed for use in ice conditions.
"Dillingen" M1065 a German mine hunter usually based at Kiel
and finally, tugs "Ayton Cross" and "Anglegarth" head for base as the warships that required a tug have been assisted on their way.