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Old 9th July 2005, 10:50
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HMS Bacchante

HMS Bacchante , a Leander class Frigate, is about to be Scuppered of Wellington NZ. Renamed HMNZS Wellington in 1981 she has been de-commissioned and sold to a trust, with the intention of becomming a dive destination and artificial reef. The scheduled date is Nov 12th. Until that date she will be moored in front of the 'Te Papa' museum, Wellington Harbour.
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Old 9th July 2005, 12:40
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Ordered from Vickers, Walker Naval Yard, Newcastle - completed in 1969 by Swan Hunter as agents for Vickers after the merger of the Tyne yards. I was the Swan Hunter representative on the acceptance trials. Nice ship, she has lasted well.

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Old 9th July 2005, 21:27
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What is it with Leanders becoming artificial reefs? Jeez.
Wouldn't it be great if at least one of them was preserved? Probably our most notable post war warship.
I wonder if we can persuade Chile (?) if we can have HMS Leander back.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 22:08
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see also www.hmsbacchante.co.uk
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Old 27th March 2008, 01:03
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I wonder if we can persuade Chile (?) if we can have HMS Leander back.

Sorry to tell you but, HMS Leander F109 was sunk in the late 1980's as a target
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