Met up with Sho,Fishbrain & tweek and headed off to the docklands (praying for a clear dry night) ...
The weather was the total opposite, raining, cloudy and miserable which made photography a difficult task but hey hoe on we go... After a treck through an urban jungle of sorts we hit the cameras (its been a week of cameras ) erm what to do ??
feck it run..........
HMS Bronington (M1115)
HMS Bronington is a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 March 1953. This mahogany-hulled minesweeper is one of the last of the "wooden walls" (wooden-hulled naval vessels).
After being decommissioned from service, the ship was purchased in January 1989 by the Bronington Trust, a registered charity, whose patronCharles, Prince of Wales commanded this vessel in 1976.
For some time, the ship was berthed in the historic Manchester Ship Canal at Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, England. In 2002, she became part of the collection of the Warship Preservation Trust.
Name: HMS Bronington
Launched: 19 March 1953
Identification: Pennant number: M1115
Fate: Preserved by the Bronington Trust and berthed at Birkenhead, England
Class and type: Ton-class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 tons
Length: 153 ft
Beam: 28.9 ft
Draught: 8.2 ft
Propulsion: 2 x Paxman Deltic 18A-7A diesel engines @ 3,000 bhp (2,200 kW)
Speed: Cruise 13 knots (24 km/h) on one engine. Max 16 knots (30 km/h) on both
Range: 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 32 men
Armament: 1 x Bofors 40mm gun
Thanks for looking Oldsk@@l...........