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Friday, 1st February HMS Grimsby
Saturday, 2nd February HMS Grimsby
Ships
Liverpool
Sunday, 3rd February HMS Grimsby
Thursday, 7th February Ships
Friday, 8th February Ships
Sunday, 10th February Tenace
Monday, 11th February Ships
Tuesday, 12th February Ships
Thursday, 14th February HMS Illustrious
Friday, 15th February HMS Illustrious
Ships
Saturday, 16th February HMS Illustrious
Atlantic Cartier
Sunday, 17th February HMS Illustrious
Tuesday, 19th February Greenwich
Sunset
Canary Wharf
Friday, 22nd February UKD Sealion
Saturday, 23rd February Ships
Sunday, 24th February Polar Prince
Monday, 25th February Ships
Wednesday, 27th February Manchester Airport
Kiel, Germany
Ships in Kiel
Kiel Canal

Friday, 1st February

Royal Navy minesweeper HMS Grimsby slipped in while I wasn't looking.

HMS Grimsby (M108)

Saturday, 2nd February

HMS Grimsby

Seen from my flat and from the Mersey ferry.

HMS Grimsby (M108) HMS Grimsby (M108) HMS Grimsby (M108)
HMS Grimsby (M108) HMS Grimsby (M108)

Ships

Baltic Champion and Hildegaard Stena Lagan Baltic Champion British Tranquillity assisted by Svitzer Stanlow
Svitzer Haven Svitzer Haven Svitzer Sussex Ben-My-Chree
Haci Fatma Ana assisted by Smit Sandon Haci Fatma Ana assisted by Smit Sandon Haci Fatma Ana Haci Fatma Ana
MTS Vector Lady Shana Lady Shana Oscar Wilde
Friedrich Ernestine British Tranquillity assisted by Svitzer Haven (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (amidships) RFA Wave Ruler (A390), Normand Tonjer and Jonathan Swift RFA Diligence (A132)
Royal Iris

Liverpool

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Royal Liver Building Statue of Edward VII Cunard war memorial

Sunday, 3rd February

HMS Grimsby (M108)

Thursday, 7th February

RFA Diligence (A132) RFA Diligence (A132) Rusich-5 Kongo Star

Friday, 8th February

Argos Argos Bodil Knutsen Argos, Bente and Friedrich Ernestine
Stena Mersey Friedrich Ernestine Friedrich Ernestine Friedrich Ernestine Friedrich Ernestine

Sunday, 10th February

The French naval tug Tenace is visiting the Cruise Terminal.

Tenace (A669)

Monday, 11th February

RFA Fort Rosalie (A385) assisted by Smit Sandon and Smit Waterloo Smit Donau and Smit Waterloo Smit Donau, Smit Waterloo and Smit Barbados RHM Tenace (A669)
Lemonia British Falcon assisted by Svitzer Nari (bow), Svitzer Maltby (amidships) and Svitzer Stanlow (astern) Smit Collingwood, Halcyon Days and MTS Vector moving Haven Seariser

Tuesday, 12th February

Police boat Coastal Deniz

Thursday, 14th February

HMS Illustrious

HMS Illustrious (R06) assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Barbados (stern) HMS Illustrious (R06) assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Barbados (stern) Smit Sandon and the police launch, Consortium Svitzer Sussex
Smit Sandon turning HMS Illustrious (R06) Smit Sandon turning HMS Illustrious (R06) Smit Sandon turning HMS Illustrious (R06) Smit Sandon, Svitzer Sussex and Smit Barbados turning HMS Illustrious (R06)
Smit Sandon, Svitzer Sussex and Smit Barbados turning HMS Illustrious (R06) Smit Sandon, Svitzer Sussex and Smit Barbados turning HMS Illustrious (R06) Svitzer Sussex turning HMS Illustrious (R06) Svitzer Sussex turning HMS Illustrious (R06)
HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06) assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Barbados (stern) HMS Illustrious (R06) assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Barbados (stern)

Friday, 15th February

HMS Illustrious

HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06)
HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06)

Other ships

Heinz G. Smit Collingwood and Smit Sandon towing Altea

Saturday, 16th February

HMS Illustrious

HMS Illustrious was open to the public. I had to queue for an hour to get on board, which is far longer than any of the other ships that have been here, even HMS Liverpool. And then there were more queues to get down from the flight deck and to get off the ship.

HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06) Island Bridge Flight deck
Westland Sea King helicopter Westland Sea King helicopter AugustaWestland AW101 Merlin helicopter AugustaWestland AW101 Merlin helicopter
Ski-jump Telehandler Terex crane Liverpool waterfront
Ship's badge Combined operations insignia Plane lift Hangar deck
Painted notice Painted sign Door label HMS Illustrious (R06)

Atlantic Cartier

Atlantic Cartier

Sunday, 17th February

HMS Illustrious at sunset.

HMS Illustrious (R06) HMS Illustrious (R06)

Tuesday, 19th February

I'm in London for what's supposed to be a one-day conference. However, train tickets to London arriving before 11am are insanely expensive, to the extent that it's cheaper to come down the day before and spend the night in a hotel. I took the opportunity to visit the Ansel Adams exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, which was fantastic.

Greenwich

Royal Observatory Old Royal Naval College Old Royal Naval College Riverside walk
Old Royal Naval College Cutty Sark Cutty Sark Aurora Clipper

Sunset

Sunset Sunset Sunset Sunset

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Canary Wharf

Friday, 22nd February

UKD Sealion

Saturday, 23rd February

Hanseatic Trader PV Turnstone PV Turnstone
PV Kittiwake PV Kittiwake

Sunday, 24th February

Polar Prince will soon be laying cables at Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.

Polar Prince Polar Prince Polar Prince

Monday, 25th February

Ina Theresa City of Cardiff Montauk

Wednesday, 27th February

Manchester Airport

A Bombardier CL415 firefighting plane on her delivery flight to Morocco.

Bombardier CL415

Kiel

Kaiser Wilhelm Graffiti Military Eurocopter Sailing sculpture
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) Snake sculpture Snake sculpture Power station
Jetty Bellevue Pier Jetty Jetty
Jetty Canoeist World War II command bunker

Ships in Kiel

Kiel Stena Germanica Odin Stadt Kiel
Alkor Alkor Alkor Nawigator XXI
Victoria Seaways Victoria Seaways Schwentine Ostsee Star
Wische (Y895) U33 (S183) U33 (S183) Überherrn (M1095) and Puma (P6122)
HDW Herkules Sulzbach-Rosenberg (M1062) Todendorf (Y835)

Kiel Canal

The Kiel Canal connects the Baltic Sea at Kiel with the North Sea at Brunsbüttel and is the busiest man-made waterway in the world.

Steam locomotive Steam locomotive Holtenau high bridge
Kiel Canal locks John Augustus Essberger John Augustus Essberger OD-55 Sara
Bulk Flower Bulk Flower Bulk Flower Bulk Flower


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