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RFA Fort George Departs For Aliaga

Photographs  Ian Collard 2013

RFA FORT GEORGE arrived on Merseyside for decommissioning on February 23, 2011. After arrival she was initially berthed in Canada #3 Branch Dock during the decommissioning process before being transferred to Cammell Laird for the stripping of further components including her propellers. She was then towed back to Liverpool and laid up in Alexandra #1 Branch Dock where she remained until Wednesday January 16, 2013.

Assisted out onto the river by Smit tugs her tow was handed over to the offshore tug / supply ship CHRISTOS XXIII operated by the Spanopoulos Group of Greece. CHRISTOS XXIII was showing Aliaga, the Turkish ship-breaking port, on her AIS. A sad end to a fine ship only 20 years of age. She was commissioned in 1993

Photographs of a visit to FORT GEORGE made during her decommissioning can be viewed by clicking here.


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