Friday, 26 April 2013

Absalon class support ships

Returning to the Clyde for a visit at the end of Operation Joint Warrior are the two Absalon-class support ships of  the Royal Danish Navy.

First to arrive was Esbern Snare (L17) on what seemed to be a pleasant dry morning.

L17 Esbern Snare
MOD police launch Gigha visiting the local harbours
L17 Esbern Snare
L17 Esbern Snare
Some crew members relaxing
L17 Esbern Snare heading to Glasgow
Admiralty pilot launch Clyde Spirit heading for her Faslane base
Less than an hour later, HDMS Absalon arrived, at the same time as an unwanted shower of hailstones which threatened to thwart any opportunities for taking photographs. I did however manage to get a few pictures whle trying to keep the front of my lens dry.

L16 HDMS Absalon sitting under a heavy cloud of hailstones
Very poor visibility as L16 Absalon approaches Greenock
Absalon sailing into slightly brighter conditions

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