This was day one of the vessels arriving for the upcoming Joint Warrior exercise.
The tally was very low and as the minesweepers opted to drop anchor rather than head up to Faslane it was a bit frustrating.
To add to the woes, the Spanish ship arrived a very long time after the two Americans so there was a lot of hanging around.
Thankfully I had my good friends around to help pass the time as we chewed the fat.
One nice touch was the USS Vicksburg playing bagpipes as she passed Rhu Narrows - thanks guys - much appreciated.
I'll add more images to this Blog later so feel free to pop back in a day or two.
I've included the 'Shackleton' purely for interest as she is an unusual visitor here.
Decks Manned for Arrival
MOD Police Boat 'Jura' Escorting
USS Vicksburg Bound for Faslane
USS Jason Dunham
ESPS Cristobal Colon
Shackleton Survey Vessel
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - better resolution and options to licence.