The inside story from
An official visit to the dockyard today, sadly in appalling weather, to see the naming of HMS Argyll, and a tour of the ship.
GBRF loco 66775 was named HMS Argyll at the dockyard by The Commander Toby Shaughnessy. The ship was in dock and due to sail the very next day. John Smith the MD of GBRF reinforced the long history of railway Diesel Locomotives being named after Warships, and was extremely proud of the link between their locomotive and the Type 23 Frigate.
Pictures taken on the 10th & 11th July of the loco's journey down, and subsequent naming.
Kind regards. Craig
Very many thanks indeed Craig - super pictures
The naming was done at the south end of the Drake Platform, a short distance down the branch. If I can get any other photo’s from MoD PRO I will pass them on.
Cheers, Paul Burkhalter Many thanks Paul