The Festival of the Sea - Portsmouth 2005
Here are some of my photo's taken on 2nd July 2005 (same day as Live8) during the 2005 Festival of the Sea held at Portsmouth Naval Base.
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The Tall Ships
Ellen McArthur's World record breaking Trimaran
Royal Navy Merlin
Royal Navy Sea King HC4 (airborne) and Merlin
Indian Navy Sea King
Pakistan Navy Allouette III and South African Navy SA 330J Oryx
Russian Navy Kamov KA-27 Helix A
The largest ship on show was the British carrier, HMS Illustrious
From left to right, ships from the Navies of Australia - HMAS ANZAC, Pakistan - PNS TIPPU SULTAN, Turkey - ORUCREIS and Romania - REGINA MARIA
From left to right, ships from the Navies of Greece - HS HYDRA and Germany - FGS SACHSEN and two Royal Navy Type 23 frigates, HMS Marlborough and HMS St. Albans
The Antarctic survey ships, JAMES CLARK ROSS and HMS Endurance
Just a few years ago, the thought of seeing an active warship from the Russian Navy docking at a Royal Navy base would have been unthinkable, let alone being able to walk around freely on board the guided missile destroyer ADMIRAL LEVCHENKO - even taking close up pictures of the ships guns and missile systems!
And the bands played on..............
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