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The Invergordon Archive

HMS Sutherland
The Invergordon Archive
HMS Sutherland

HMS Sutherland being assisted by J. P. Knight's tugs at the Supply Base. Kincraig is pushing and the Kinross is pulling. Changed days for the Royal Navy - I have seen Cruisers turn at the Admiralty Pier with no assistance in years gone by ...no tugs then.
The picture was taken in February 2003 from a rig in the wet dock at the time.
Picture added on 10 February 2006
Comments:
Hello Duncan, I remember all the ships coming alongside without any help, only the harbour launch to take the ropes. I don't remember the pilot ever taking in or undocking a Royal Navy ship.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 26 September 2006
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