Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus was originally launched in 1981 as the commercially owned and operated Contender Bezant, a combination freight, Roll on Roll off ferry (RORO) and container ship. She is now fully equipped with state of the art emergency facilities and 100-bed medical complex on board, which can be uniquely tailored to deliver cutting-edge treatment afloat and is a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship (PCRS). She cannot be designated a hospital ship as she does carry some defensive guns so under the Geneva Convention cannot display the International Red Cross Symbol. She also provides specialist aviation training facilities for the Fleet Air Arm.
RFA Tiderace is the second in a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-Class tankers, capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water. She has been designed to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.
Reflections of the masts of boats moored in Sutton Harbour Plymouth
The Navy Inn Plymouth. In the heart of the Barbican area next to Sutton Harbour. Always clean and a good welcome for families. A cross between a traditional pub and sports bar. As the name suggests it has a strong connection with the Navy and the walls are decorated with photos of naval vessels and plaques.
The Admiral MacBride pub Plymouth is situated near the new harbour wall that protects Sutton Harbour. The original Pilgrim Steps were situated below where the Ladies Toilet now is.
Rose & Crown in Somersham in Huntingdonshire
The Plymouth Prawn stands at the entrance to Sutton Harbour in Plymouth
A cast-iron artwork, created by Sir Antony Gormley. was installed in 2020 as part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations and the opening of a new arts complex in Plymouth. It is controversial locally as many think is unimpressive and a waste of public money. Those who opposed the artwork have given it the nickname Rusty Reg
The Robin is a common garden bird often associated with Christmas