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6705russell

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Falmouth Docks
« on: October 01, 2011, 08:25:00 PM »

Went down to Falmouth docks today to take a few shots of the Severn lifeboat, the big grey things stole some of the limelight though!

Russ
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 08:54:40 PM »

Great pictures Russ .

regards John B
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 12:38:37 PM »

Great pics. i found a webcam that looks onto that ship,     http://www.falmouthphotos.com/?page_id=653

 Stewart :-))
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 02:32:42 PM »

interesting pictures of the mounts bay :-))
Port side has been altered for it's new owners...Australia
stardboard side is still in its RFA look

I think it is definately a mid refit picture  {-) {-)

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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 02:47:01 PM »

Hello

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interesting pictures of the mounts bay
Port side has been altered for it's new owners...Australia
stardboard side is still in its RFA look

I think it is definately a mid refit picture  


Are you sure about that Gingyer ?  I think it's a confusion

The bow Mounts Bay blue flag is still the RFA one : absolutly no way with australian number on the hull  %%

Yep, in fact normally the Australian is supposed to be the former Largs Bay (L3006)

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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 02:57:26 PM »

Xitan
yeah probably got mixed up :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Maybe there are 2 of them being refitted in falmouth :-))
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 03:10:14 PM »

Nice pics Russ, chose a good weekend to go down I think. Dave.  :-))
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 04:59:08 PM »

I think that the port side numbering is for the Aussies and "they" just haven't got around to changing the stbd one. All the RFA "Amphibious" fleet had the layout as seen on the stbd side....and not as seen on the port side. BY.
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 05:35:06 PM »

Definitely two ships
One with flag on Jack Staff and one without


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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 06:50:14 PM »

Yes it is the two bay class, in one of the pics you can just see the Aussie one in the background.  The paint on the RFA's bows is a bit rusty looking and the other one is freshly painted.
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 08:29:35 PM »

Retired...hurt. Should have noticed that! Bryan.
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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2011, 08:40:06 PM »

Hello

As I'm familiar with aussie ships I've first noticed the different grey  (also on the front superstructures). Australian grey is "sandy grey" and the UK one is "blue grey" then after that I've noticed the flag on the commisioned one (aussie is not yet commissioned means not bow flag) and then I've checked the one sold to Australian Navy : L3006, not L3008 then I was sure about confusion  %%

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Re: Falmouth Docks
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 08:55:05 PM »

Yes there were two ships there, Largs Bay and Mounts Bay, the Australian navy/marines were in town whilst training on the ships..

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 09:07:52 PM »

yeh and something like 5 million spent  on a refit BEFORE she is handed over!!Britains Glorious Navy.I hope this government? dont sell off HMS VICTORY,thats about all we have left.Nice piccys Russ,they wouldnt have been so good this week,weatherwise.
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