I FOUND THE ARTICLE on RFA Fort Langley in the September 2011 issue of Sea Breezes interesting because it reminded me that I had photographed this vessel some years earlier than the events described by Mr Tanner, before she became an RFA.
A print is enclosed which I think might interest readers. The photo was taken on 28 July 1951 at the mouth of the Holy Loch - the village of Strone is visible beyond the vessel’s bow. I was on board Marchioness of Lorne on one of her paddles around the Holy Loch piers and I think the shutter clicked during the call at Hunter’s Quay.I think Fort Langley was proceeding to anchor in the Holy Loch. I am unaware what service she was engaged on or who her owners / operators were at this time but presumably it was something naval or governmental, bearing in mind her overall grey livery. No doubt one of the very knowledgeable Sea Breezes readers will have the answers.
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