Monday, 25 March 2019

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 leaving Liverpool

3 vessels from the  SNMCMG1 left Liverpool today, HNoMS Hinnøy remains at the Pierhead.

HDMS Thetis, HMS Cattistock and FGS Dillingen all sailed around 14.00hrs today (25th March)


All the ships are taking part in the large NATO maritime excercise Joint Warrior 19 in Scotland which starts at the end of the month


HDMS Thetis and HNoMS Hinnoy at Liverpool

HDMS Thetis off the pierhead

HDMS Thetis F357

HMS Cattistock M31 passing the "dockers" clock

HDMS Thetis on the Mersey, passing the EGG bouy

HMS Cattistock

FGS Dillingen M1065

FGS Dillingen


Friday, 22 March 2019

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) Liverpool visit

A NATO maritime group of 4 vessels arrived on the Mersey today enroute to the major Exercise JOINTWARRIOR19 to be held in Scotland at the end of the month

the vessels are...

F357 Thetis Denmark (frigate)
M343 Hinnoy Norway(minehunter)
M1065 Dillingen Germany(minehunter)
HMS Cattistock RN UK (mine hunter)

Thetis and Hinnoy are on the CLT, pierhead with Dillingen and HMS Cattistock berthed in Canning dock (Albert docks)

No idea when they are leaving but they could be here over the weekend??
















Monday, 11 March 2019

HMS Enterprise H88 maiden call at Liverpool 11th March 2019

Royal Navy hydrographic/survey vessel HMS Enterprise made her 1st call at Liverpool today,  the "Echo" class vessel is now berthed at the CLT, Pierhead, Liverpool








Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Recent Royal Fleet Auxilliary movements on the River Mersey (the Birkenhead navy)

 A little catch up with the "Birkenhead Navy" (Royal fleet auxilliary) over the last few months

RFA Fort Rosalie Was moved from Cammel Lairds wet basin and back into West float dock, Birkenhead while undergoing her service/refit, Turned out it was to make room for RFA Tidespring which arrived a few days later to undergo work/service under the newly signed FISS contract (fleet in service support)

RFA Wave Knight also left Cammel Lairds after her refit/service and went back into service after some "minor" propulsion issues

here are some of the vessels social media pages.....

RFA Fort Victoria twitter

RFA Tidespring twitter

RFA Wave Knight twitter

RFA Fort Rosalie

RFA Fort Rosalie

RFA Fort Rosalie

RFA Tidespring

RFA Tidespring

RFA Tidespring

RFA Tidespring

RFA Wave Knight

RFA Wave Knight

RFA Wave Knight

Friday, 26 October 2018

RFA Fort Victoria leaving Liverpool/river Mersey 26th October 2018

Royal Fleet Auxilliary vessel Fort Victoria left Cammel Lairds today after an extended stay at the yard undergoing a major refit, she has recieved various modifications including new "double hull" mods and improved cranes to enable her to service the new QE class carriers with both fuel and solid stores
RFA Fort Victoria A387

RFA Fort Victoria A387

RFA Fort Victoria A387

RFA Fort Victoria A387

RFA Fort Victoria A387