Warships: Foreign Navies
This gallery features some of the foreign naval vessels that I`ve photographed in recent years, most shots having been taken on the Clyde. For any snapped elsewhere, including overseas, the location is included in the caption. Any Coast Guard craft are shown under the navy entries for the respective countries. Some of these images may also appear in other categories on this site including the Exercise Joint Warrior gallery as well as related posts on Clydeside Images.com.
Belgian Naval Component
Royal Canadian Navy
Canadian Coast Guard
The Cyprus Port & Marine Police unit is the equivalent of a Coast Guard section within the Police Department and its officers are responsible for law enforcement in the waters around the island and can additionally operate in a search and rescue (SAR) role. These shots were taken at Paphos and Latchi (Latsi).
Royal Danish Navy
German Navy (Deutsche Marine)
Hellenic Coast Guard
Pictured at her home port of Reykjavik, ICGV Ægir is an Offshore Patrol Vessel built by Aalborg Værft a/s, in Denmark. She is the first ship of the Ægir-class and the sister ship of the slightly improved ICGV Týr. She participated in the two last Cod Wars. In 1990 the original 57mm cannon was replaced with the current Bofors 40 mm gun and a large crane was added in 1994. The flight deck was enlarged in 1997 and in 2005 she was refitted in Poland with a new bridge and improved electronics suite.
Irish Naval Service
Royal Netherlands Navy
Royal Norwegian Navy
This somewhat unusual visitor called in at the Port of Piraeus in June 2011. She is the Russian Auxiliary heavy-lifting ship KIL-158, built in 1989 at the Neptune Shipyard in Rostok, in what was then East Germany. She has served in the Black Sea Fleet since commission. In addition to transporting a wide range of cargoes, the vessel has the capability to attach and detach floating docks. The 100-ton gantry crane at the stern is designed for lifting and placing mooring buoys and carrying out various salvage assignments. Unfortunately, due to dockside restrictions, this was the only feasible angle for a photograph.
Pictured at Reykjavik Harbour on Monday 9 May 2016, is EPS Alborán (P62). The 66metre-long Chilreu-class Offshore Patrol Boat has her home port in Cartagena, Murcia, and is assigned to the Maritime Action Force. Her main roles are maritime surveillance and fisheries protection. She is equipped with 2 Browning 12.7 mm machine-guns and 1 MG-42 (7.62 mm) with a flight deck able to accommodate light helicopters such as the Spanish Navy's Agusta Bell AB-212 ASWs or armed reconnaissance OH-6Ms (MD 500s).