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Pusser509



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March 2004. Is she still considered to be in commission? I see a jack, ensign and (I think) Admiral's flag.
· Date: Sun, 16 October 05 · Views: 1,030
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Paul UK

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Registered: June 2005
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Sun, 16 October 05 05:30

I belive so she is now a training and accomadation ship for the sea cadets etc, went on her last year as Father in Law is Lt CDR with the Sea Cadets.

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Doug Rogers
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Registered: August 2004
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Sun, 16 October 05 05:39

Yes I thought she was in that sort of role..but I think her time is very limited with all the recent accommodations in the Defence Budget.

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Phill

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Sun, 16 October 05 13:07

Nice photo, did you get wet.
HMS Bristol, employed as the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve, National Cadet Forces (NCF) and Youth Organisations Harbour Training and Accommodation Ship. Permanently moored at Whale Island, the Ship remains in commission, has an RN Commanding Officer and is administered as a Department of HMS Excellent.
With a small complement of serving and civilian personnel, Bristol operates for 50 weeks of the year providing a range of training and accommodation for a variety of personnel……… Has been stripped of her armament.

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Guns
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Registered: June 2006
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Mon, 26 June 06 11:23

word is she is to be scrapped this year. Her hull plating is too thin to warrent economic repair.
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John Feltham

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Wed, 12 July 06 10:24

If my memory serves me correctly she was designed as a guided missile 'carrier escort destroyer', but it was a role she never fulfilled. To my mind she was one of the most aesthetically pleasing warship designs, but sadly technology and circumstances rendered her obsolete before she really served any useful military purpose. It will be sad to see her go.
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cockerhoop
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Wed, 12 July 06 10:35

Always looked outdated to me, and the funnels being too thin to exude and presence of speed and power
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markwarner
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Wed, 12 July 06 10:46

The carriers her class was due to escort were cancelled whilst she was being built. She ended up being a trials platform for Ikara, the MK8 gun and the Sea Dart missile system amongst others.

The Type 21 design was far and away the best one the RN has had for a long while, certainly since the last daring Class.
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wigger
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Wed, 12 July 06 14:54

I loved the Type 21's. The County class win it for me though.
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R736476

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Wed, 12 July 06 20:02

Bristol was the 1st and only Type 82, ordered to defend carrier CVA 01 which was cancelled and therefore no further Type 82s were ordered.
40 years on history may well repeat itself; the Type 45 Daring class are on order but the carriers????........
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cockerhoop
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Thu, 13 July 06 02:57

best lookers are still in service TYPE 22 BATCH 3, it took em 3 batches to get it right though
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Paul UK

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Thu, 13 July 06 04:51

Countys are my favorite although current ships must be type 22s as well.

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waiwera
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Fri, 14 July 06 16:06

The type 21's were certainly fast did some time serving on Active when she was brand new. You had to always remember to slow down "slowly" when reducing from full speed on the main gas turbines - otherwise the sternwave pooped her!
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Gavin Gait
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Sat, 15 July 06 18:10

I always found the 21's to be very nice looking ships, but , still liked the pre-conversion County's when they had the twin turret forrard. For modern ships the 23's are not that bad but the batch 3 22's are very very nice as well.

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scouse152

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Mon, 25 June 18 02:20

Bristol still going strong and no talks of decommission this year, hull still good for another 10 years so i have been told.
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