I am delighted to be able to share with you the images of NLV Pole Star at Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd while under construction and before launch in 1999/2000.
At the time the vessel was known as Yard Number 709. It was completed on 15 September 2000.
Recently the Captain Eric Smith retired from the Northern Lighthouse Board service and I was delighted to meet with him on several visits to the vessel while at the base in Oban. I would like to thank Eric for his friendship and for sharing his knowledge and his service experiences with me during the visits.
Thank you to Stuart Cameron who has kindly granted use of these images for the Following The Lights website.
Visit the NLV Tender Vessel Pole Star page to see the images.
Oban Times retirement of Captain Eric Smith March 2021 click the link below.