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Helen F H
05-01-2013, 03:17 PM
Well, both of these are us :)

We are based in Orkney & Shetland running the MV Valkyrie, a 22m ex-fishing boat with excellent sea handling and exceptional stability. We run week long trips for up to 12 divers based in either Scapa Flow, the northern isles of Orkney or in Shetland. We run from the start of April to the middle of November each year.

6 cabins all with their own heating
Hot and cold water & sink in each cabin
Charging points in each cabin.
Two showers
Two proper toilets (not marine heads)
A separate lounge (refitted 2012) and galley area
Tumble dryer
Beer fridge
Big TV and DVD player
Two compressors
Booster
Camera dunk tank
All linen provided inc. small towel
Comprehensive resuscitation kits inc. defibrillator
Diver lift
Nitrox, Trimix & lime available
Twinsets, stages, 15's, 12's, ponies for hire
Full board - breakfast, lunch & 3 course evening meal. Special diets catered for.

We have three crew plus a small dog, providing excellent skippering (is that a word?), deckhanding, gas blending, feeding you until you want to burst & licked faces (we leave this bit to the dog). We pride ourselves on our level of customer service, with a crew member aboard 24hrs a day any problems can be sorted as soon as they occur.

We go the extra mile to make sure you have an enjoyable stay with us, the Valkyrie team is a lot more than just a diveboat.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/15223_10152256307830640_2074953080_n.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-YZHLI_TdZjo/SdzcjzV4RGI/AAAAAAAAEbk/69oGGZ-hC2E/s288/P5040017.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-UIWRbZ8ac6Q/Sfs9PK7rYfI/AAAAAAAAEfs/nnqeelWygcw/s288/P4180414.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-UCg-ZgEi6o8/SdzclVBtsRI/AAAAAAAAEbs/8ZqmCA88JHA/s288/P5040019.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-SKs_0hN5XQI/Sfs9P6WI3eI/AAAAAAAAEf0/9zBqAwBbFyk/s288/P4180415.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-gwNQzXyIje8/TljIExDFSwI/AAAAAAAAFYI/RDRLZ01G1kQ/s288/IMG_1599.JPG

The MV Valhalla is an ongoing project, a Loyal Class Fleet Tender she is 24m long and simply huge. *A totally blank canvas at the moment, her refit will take the next few years. *Watch this space for developments!

Valhalla
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mv-valkyrie.co.uk (http://www.mv-valkyrie.co.uk) is us :) Or email hazel@mv-valkyrie.co.uk 07795966903 / 01856 781769

GLOC
05-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Valhalla looks interesting... ;)

Got any guns onboard? :D

Regards

SoggyBottoms
05-01-2013, 03:26 PM
I like how rufty tufty it looks - real bad ass dive boat


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wildlifephotog
05-01-2013, 03:26 PM
We have three crew plus a small dog providing excellent skippering (is that a word?), deckhanding, gas blending

Wow, does the dog get the mix within 1%? :D

Craig107
05-01-2013, 03:26 PM
You've omitted the linky poo's to your site and dates available Helen.

Charley
05-01-2013, 03:42 PM
Clay pigeon Traps to be fitted as standard?

Helen F H
05-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Valhalla looks interesting... ;)

Got any guns onboard? :D

Regards

Not anymore! :D She was in a previous life HMS Vigilant complete with lots of guns and blokes who shout a lot.

mv-valkyrie.co.uk (http://www.mv-valkyrie.co.uk) is us! You can always email hazel@mv-valkyrie.co.uk or phone 01856 781769 for a natter about spaces :)

Rich
05-01-2013, 05:11 PM
I'm no expert, but I suspect she wasn't the VIGILANT...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vigilant_(S30)

Not many guns there either.

You both run a superb boat, I would come this year but I'm on a diet. xx


Rich W

The Duck
05-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Nice one H - looking forwards to seeing you all in November :D

GLOC
05-01-2013, 05:19 PM
I'm no expert, but I suspect she wasn't the VIGILANT...

HMS Vigilant (S30) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vigilant_(S30))

Not many guns there either.

You both run a superb boat, I would come this year but I'm on a diet. xx


Rich W
Loyal class / cartmel class fleet Tender - Page 2 - Ships Nostalgia (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?p=437936)

"Loyal Governor became the Alert then the RMAS MEAVY, before coming SULTAN VENTURER.

Loyal Factor became Vigilant then RMAS LYDFORD.

Check under those names to see if they come up with pictures in RMAS colours.

Regards Tony."

So maybe not HMS Vigilant... ;)

The 79' Fleet Tenders of the Royal Navy (http://www.mvfintry.com/classlist.htm)

"The Loyals were built in the late seventies as training vessels. They have interior hatches down into the holds, which have living quarters. Externally, they are very similar to the Clovellys.
Name Pennant Number Comm Builder Disposition
Loyal Chancellor A1770
Loyal Factor ex Vigilant A382
Loyal Helper A157 1977
Loyal Mediator A161
Loyal Moderator A220
Loyal Proctor A1771
Loyal Supporter A158 1978 Dunston
Loyal Volunteer A160
Loyal Watcher A159 Dunston
Loyal Factor was Sultan Venturer from 1992-?
Loyal Governor (A510), became Alert (A510) and then Lydford (A251)."

Regards

Logun
05-01-2013, 05:22 PM
Loyal class / cartmel class fleet Tender - Page 2 - Ships Nostalgia (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?p=437936)

"Loyal Governor became the Alert then the RMAS MEAVY, before coming SULTAN VENTURER.

Loyal Factor became Vigilant then RMAS LYDFORD.

Check under those names to see if they come up with pictures in RMAS colours.

Regards Tony."

So maybe not HMS Vigilant... ;)

Regards

Could have been, see second from bottom on this list:
HMS Vigilant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vigilant)

colinicky
05-01-2013, 05:37 PM
I supose it's black to cater to the DIR types then ? :) Looking forward to seeing you all in April ! Oh & June & September . Hmmm note to self do not eat for the other 49 weeks !

Major Clanger
05-01-2013, 09:47 PM
Keep Valhalla black, easier to see on a sunny day. Oh hang on a minute :)

Logun
05-01-2013, 11:13 PM
Keep Valhalla black, easier to see on a sunny day. Oh hang on a minute :)

Sod being easy to see. Just keep her black because it looks awsome!

divetheworld
06-01-2013, 07:59 AM
And keep an eye out for mirrlees blackstone bits!!!

Hazel W
06-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Lots of misinformation on the web (some of it on sites that should know better) with regards to the names of the Loyal Class boats but rest assured (we have her log) that she was launched in 1974 as RMAS Loyal factor, became HMS Vigilant in 1975 when she was used as a patrol boat with RM boarding parties in and around Carlingford Lough Northern Ireland. She was then returned to civilian service with Serco Denholm in 1986 (then just "Denholm") in Western Scotland as Meavy.
She was recalled in 1992 to the RMAS as Sultan Venturer (attached to HMS Sultan at Gosport the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering (RNSME)) as a training vessel before being finally sold out of service in 2001

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thirteen ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Vigilant:
HMS Vigilant (1755) was a schooner, which served on the Canadian lakes. She was captured by the French in 1756.
HMS Vigilant (1774) was a 64 gun third rate ship of the line, built in 1774. She was converted to a prison ship in 1799, and sank in 1806. She was subsequently raised several months later, and broken up in 1814.
HMS Vigilant (1777) was an armed ship purchased in 1777, formerly the Empress of Russia. She was burnt as unfit in 1780.
HMS Vigilant (1803) was a schooner, purchased in 1803, and sold in 1808.
HMS Vigilant (1806) was previously the French schooner Imperial, captured by HMS Cygnet in 1806, and later that year, renamed HMS Subtle. She was wrecked off Bermuda in 1807.
HMS Vigilant (1821) was a cutter built in 1821 and sold in 1832.
HMS Vigilant (1846) was a wood screw frigate, ordered in 1846, but cancelled in 1849.
HMS Vigilant (1856) was a wood screw gunvessel, built in 1856 and sold in 1869.
HMS Vigilant (1871) was a wood paddle dispatch boat, built in 1871, and sold in 1886 to serve as a dispatch boat in Hong Kong.
HMS Vigilant (1900) was a C-class destroyer, built speculatively by the yards of John Brown & Company, launched in 1900 and bought that year by the navy. She was sold in 1920 for breaking up.
HMS Vigilant (R93) was a V-class destroyer that saw service during World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate.
HMS Vigilant (1975) was a patrol boat launched in March 1975, and renamed Meavy in July 1986.
HMS Vigilant (S30) is a Vanguard-class submarine, commissioned in November 1996 and currently in service.

PS.
Interestingly when we were recently pulling out all the accommodation fittings all the wooden panels had "HMS Vigilant " and things like "Port aft top bunk " etc written in ink on the back, except one ...which had a crossed out "HMS Alert" (Loyal Governer)

PPS
Also interestingly the ex chief engineer of Alert (ex Loyal Governer) lives in Stromness and is being a little help with her :)

Hazel W
06-01-2013, 09:38 AM
I'm no expert, but I suspect she wasn't the VIGILANT...

Depends on when your talking about;)
Before your time evidently

:D

Hazel

Helen F H
06-01-2013, 10:02 AM
There you go, evidence of her previous life:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7011030591_7aed652b25_z.jpg

There is also another load of confusion due to her number changing which throws a lot of people off the scent and probably resulted in a lot of the misinformation out there :)

Rich
06-01-2013, 10:30 AM
So when Vigilant's mess deck was refurbed perhaps the panels made their way onboard?

I spent a pleasant week on a Fleet Tender as a cadet in 1983...

Really looking forward to diving off her.


Rich W

Gasmuncher
06-01-2013, 03:58 PM
Any chance of a little tour when we come up next year?




Lots of misinformation on the web (some of it on sites that should know better) with regards to the names of the Loyal Class boats but rest assured (we have her log) that she was launched in 1974 as RMAS Loyal factor, became HMS Vigilant in 1975 when she was used as a patrol boat with RM boarding parties in and around Carlingford Lough Northern Ireland. She was then returned to civilian service with Serco Denholm in 1986 (then just "Denholm") in Western Scotland as Meavy.
She was recalled in 1992 to the RMAS as Sultan Venturer (attached to HMS Sultan at Gosport the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering (RNSME)) as a training vessel before being finally sold out of service in 2001

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thirteen ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Vigilant:
HMS Vigilant (1755) was a schooner, which served on the Canadian lakes. She was captured by the French in 1756.
HMS Vigilant (1774) was a 64 gun third rate ship of the line, built in 1774. She was converted to a prison ship in 1799, and sank in 1806. She was subsequently raised several months later, and broken up in 1814.
HMS Vigilant (1777) was an armed ship purchased in 1777, formerly the Empress of Russia. She was burnt as unfit in 1780.
HMS Vigilant (1803) was a schooner, purchased in 1803, and sold in 1808.
HMS Vigilant (1806) was previously the French schooner Imperial, captured by HMS Cygnet in 1806, and later that year, renamed HMS Subtle. She was wrecked off Bermuda in 1807.
HMS Vigilant (1821) was a cutter built in 1821 and sold in 1832.
HMS Vigilant (1846) was a wood screw frigate, ordered in 1846, but cancelled in 1849.
HMS Vigilant (1856) was a wood screw gunvessel, built in 1856 and sold in 1869.
HMS Vigilant (1871) was a wood paddle dispatch boat, built in 1871, and sold in 1886 to serve as a dispatch boat in Hong Kong.
HMS Vigilant (1900) was a C-class destroyer, built speculatively by the yards of John Brown & Company, launched in 1900 and bought that year by the navy. She was sold in 1920 for breaking up.
HMS Vigilant (R93) was a V-class destroyer that saw service during World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate.
HMS Vigilant (1975) was a patrol boat launched in March 1975, and renamed Meavy in July 1986.
HMS Vigilant (S30) is a Vanguard-class submarine, commissioned in November 1996 and currently in service.

PS.
Interestingly when we were recently pulling out all the accommodation fittings all the wooden panels had "HMS Vigilant " and things like "Port aft top bunk " etc written in ink on the back, except one ...which had a crossed out "HMS Alert" (Loyal Governer)

PPS
Also interestingly the ex chief engineer of Alert (ex Loyal Governer) lives in Stromness and is being a little help with her :)

Helen F H
06-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Any chance of a little tour when we come up next year?

Just ask when you get up and she will gladly take you for a look around! :)

Gasmuncher
06-01-2013, 05:58 PM
Just ask when you get up and she will gladly take you for a look around! :)

Thank you. :)

aquamarine-charters
10-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Loyal watcher is for sale.

dwhitlow
10-02-2013, 06:24 PM
Loyal watcher is for sale.I really enjoyed my successful trips on Watcher and hope it gets bought for diving!

trebor
10-02-2013, 06:38 PM
Cant say I enjoyed my trip on the Loyal Watcher. Never again :(

Rob

dwhitlow
10-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Cant say I enjoyed my trip on the Loyal Watcher. Never again :(
I enjoyed my previous trips and it will be a loss if it moves away from diving.

Scuttler
10-02-2013, 07:01 PM
Keep us updated on Valhalla....we'd be interested in chartering her and I have already pencilled some dates in the diary :grin:

Letz
11-02-2013, 10:43 AM
Keep us updated on Valhalla....we'd be interested in chartering her and I have already pencilled some dates in the diary :grin:

I have always loved my times on Valkyrie ( and Stormdrift :P:) and am very excited to hear about Valhalla :clap:
Here's hoping I get an opportunity to dive off her aswell :Kiss:

Tas
11-02-2013, 11:03 AM
Looking forward to diving with you in August :D

ratcliffe
11-02-2013, 11:50 AM
Its a boat. Its got a name. Its now owned by a top group of people and will be used for some wonderful trips.

Nuff said :D

ratcliffe
11-02-2013, 11:50 AM
Its a boat. Its got a name. Its now owned by a top group of people and will be used for some wonderful trips.

Nuff said :D

Gary
11-02-2013, 11:56 AM
I doubt Loyal Watcher will sell anytime soon ;)

matt
25-08-2014, 03:37 PM
I doubt Loyal Watcher will sell anytime soon ;)

Very perceptive... ;-)

DiverMike
25-08-2014, 07:14 PM
I doubt Loyal Watcher will sell anytime soon ;)

I dunno - just waiting for you to give in and make an offer. More practical than a rib :-)

South West Diving
26-08-2014, 08:05 AM
I dunno - just waiting for you to give in and make an offer. More practical than a rib :-)

and would solve a B&B problem :D