Research vessel services was a refit and resupply base for the National Environment Research Councils fleet of four oceanographic research ships, RRS Discovery, RSS Challenger, RRS James Ross and RRS Charles Darwin. It opened in 1972 and serviced and maintained the fleet of ships for just over 13 years till it was closed in october 1995 when the support of the ships was transfered to the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton. The ships of the NERC were involved in research projects all over the globe and the Barry base was responsible for planning the logistics and support for these long research voyages. Since the base was closed The building has sat derelict along the queyside of number 1 dock its is scheduled for demolition as the whole of Barry docks are being collonised by waterfront flat developments.

Visited with a friend from work

Unlikely find of the day.