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Photographer:MattyBoy [View profile]Title:1235A & 1228AAdded:Feb 10, 2018
Captured:February 09, 2018IMO:UnavailableHits:990
Photo Category: Barges
AMMUNITION BARGES 1235A & 1228A, I think this is the Naval jetty on the River Tamar opposite Saltash. Can't see anything on the net. Is it part of the fuelling jetty?
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rarcand on Feb 11, 2018 23:42 (1 year ago)
The change of color from buff to white upperworks reflects the change of ownership from Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service to Serco Marine Services. I was not able to find anything else on Serco site.
MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 18:28 (1 year ago)
Thanks for that Steve. Most interesting. I thought this would've been an idea we "borrowed" from the US as in the case of most things.
Steven Collingwood on Feb 10, 2018 18:16 (1 year ago)
The US Navy has ashore ammunition storage bases such as Yorktown VA and Earl NJ. For the most part ships go either there directly or are supplied by UNREP ships that go there.
Some of the Pre Postioned Ro Ros in places such as Diego Garcia and Guam carry munitions as well.
The US Navy has used barges in the past and even used old hulks of obsolete ships in WW2.
I have seen small container ships and cargo ships be used by the US Army and Air Force in shipping from places such as Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal in Wilmington NC as well.
MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 17:57 (1 year ago)
Does the US Navy have anything similar ?
Allan RO on Feb 10, 2018 16:07 (1 year ago)
surely correct category is Naval Auxillaries

MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 14:29 (1 year ago)
Correct category ? Would they be motorised barges?
MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 14:19 (1 year ago)
Thanks Bob - I learnt something there.
Bob Scott on Feb 10, 2018 13:59 (1 year ago)
@MattyBoy -Correct. There are five QHMs: Clyde Portsmouth, Plymouth, East Cove Port (Falkland Is) and Gibraltar
MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 13:13 (1 year ago)
Out of curiosity, the Queens Harbour Master is present where a naval base is located, is that correct ?
MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 13:09 (1 year ago)
Thanks for the kind comment ventuari. :-)
ventuari on Feb 10, 2018 13:03 (1 year ago)
Hi MattyBoy. Interesting shot. I would never think that these "barges" were for ammunition. Looks, as you say, "elaborated"... Congratulations my friend.
MattyBoy on Feb 10, 2018 09:51 (1 year ago)
Thanks rarcand. For ammunition barges they look elaborate.
rarcand on Feb 10, 2018 03:20 (1 year ago)
These are ammunition barges, check
It looks they got a new paint job. On Google Earth, one of them has "SERCO" visible from the sky.
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