1978 - Launching of 100 ton Sullage Lighter

16th February. The floating of the 100 ton sullage lighter 03 from the Promontory using the 240 ton crane to lift the craft into the water. The craft was launched by Mrs Gail Pattison, wife of Ship Group 1’s C1 (Doug Pattison) who suitably christened the craft with a bottle wine. The craft was built in the Heavy Plate Shop in three sections and moved to the Promontory where she was assembled on building blocks. Due to the shortage of building space her sister craft, 04, had to wait until 03 was launched before her assembly could begin. (See 1979)