Sunday, 23 October 2011

Caldercraft Marie Felling

A very nicely built Marie Felling at Setley Pond on 29th September.

HMS Lancaster

Model Type 23 Frigate HMS Lancaster at Setley Pond, September 29.

D89 HMS Exeter

A very impressive model of Type 42 Destroyer HMS Exeter at Setley Pond, Hampshire on 29 September.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Red Funnel Ferries

In the companies 150th year we see 2 of their vessels in operation. A common sight around the Solent area.

Tug Tender Calshot

Awaiting funds for her restoration to continue. Little up to date information available on her or the owning society sadly. Lets hope she has a secure future as she has played an important in the Maritime History of Southampton.

Cruise Ship Balmoral

Outbound from Southampton on 28 September we see Fred Olsen's Balmoral heading down the Solent - a trip the 'real' Balmoral would be no stranger too!

Balmoral left the Solent via the Needles Channel on her way to Vigo.

UKD Cherry Sand

UK Dredgings 1968 built grab dredger still a hard working member of the fleet. Seen here on 23 September at Avonmouth.

RV Discovery

Here we see the 1962 built (later rebuilt) Research Vessel Discovery inbound to Avonmouth on 23 September.