County-class destroyer HMS Devonshire(D02), at Lisbon in September 1976 after explosion. Built by Cammell Laird, launced in June 1960 and commissioned in November 1962. first of her class. Built as a platform for theSea Slug missiles, these destroyers were also armed with 2 x Sea Cats 2 x Twin 4.5" gun Turrets. Propelled by COSAG turbines with dual shafts she could make 31.5 knots. Crew 470. Was decommissioned under defence cuts in 1978 and was sunk in July 1984 in torpedo tests.
(Royal Fleet Auxiliary) RFA Lyme Bay.Thousands of Royal Navy,Royal Marine & Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel left UK for annual exercise in Mediterranean & Gulf regions.Will be joined on Cougar 14 by range of other Royal Navy & RFA ships,as well as from partner nations. The ships form part of the UK’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) which regularly practices its world class maritime skills, and is designed to be deployed in emergency situations, thousands of miles from home.
Royal Navy - "HMS BRONINGTON" (M1115) is a (153') Ton Class Minesweeper - Launched: 19 Mar 1953 – Crew: 32 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 1 x 40mm Bofors Gun – After Being Decomm from Service, She was Purchased in January 1989 by the Bronington Trust, a Registered Charity - She Ended up in Storage at the Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead and Latterly in the West Float - on 17 March 2016 She Sank at Her Moorings and was Scrapped do to Her Condition
HMS Ark Royal, taken from a Merlin whilst the ship and squadrons were building up for a Joint Warrior exercise. The Four Harriers had just recovered back on the deck after a low level mission through Wales.