Today ! No I was not there My Daughter was https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/ship-is-named-with-royal-ceremony/
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No cranes left in the yard any more sadly.Hopefully Pat Kennedy was on his crane with his box brownie camera, just like the old days.
It could have been worse. Letting the proletariat have a say in things is a dicey business. We had a narrow squeak with the name there, but it might have been better to have a near thing with the European referendum, but stayed in, and called the ship Boaty Macboatface. Either way we would have made ourselves a laughing stock.By a lucky sequence of history nobody is likely to have to transmit the vessel's name by aldis lamp.
Hi Pat If you click on the link for the survey website in my original post it says there are some tickets available for Saturday and it tells you how to apply.Albie
Apparently there were tickets available for the public to access the ceremony but I never heard about it until it was too late.
I really hope that the yard can build on this achievement and go on to get more big orders.
They have done us proud here on Wirral, even with no "proper" cranes(Thumb)
Was it built on time and to budget?
Have CL much more work in the pipeline?
Could they be considered for the fabrication of modules for future RN ships? I remember an engineer telling me he served his time in CL working on nuclear submarines.