F81, the frigate HMS Sutherland, being towed away from it's berth at Shieldhall on the Clyde on 29.09.2011
(PS. This was the third of 3 images in series, but the others would not upload for some reason.......the first was to have shown the tugboat towing the foredeck area only).
(INFO: HMS Sutherland is the 13th. of 16 Type 23 frigates and she has clocked up numerous firsts:
(1) she was the first warship to pass under the Skye Bridge.
(2) she made the first circumnavigation of the globe by a RN ship in 14 years.
(3) she was the first ship to receive and fire the updated Seawolf air defence missile system.
She is the UK's fastest frigate having reached 34 knots (39mph) in 2004.
She was in action briefly off the coast of Libya earlier this year, but now back in UK waters she is providing a platform to allow training of future Principle Warfare Officers, Navigators and Air Crew).
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