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aliaga type 42s

from left to right nottingham, southampton witht the bow area now all but gone and exeter on the right

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Very sad that at least one, HMS Exeter for example, couldn't have been saved for historical purposes.
 

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The Nottingham made national news (in Australia) in 2002 when she struck Wolf Rock off Lord Howe Island. It's unfortunate less than 10 years later she's now joined the scrapheap.
 

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i don't understand why such itemns as the Scot aerials and marisat dome are not retained for use by future Stuff vessels or other such emergency war aquisitions should the need arise? i appreciate the internal workings are removed howeevr such hardware would still have avalue. i recall during the Falklands war much Sat equipment was borrowed from merchant ships and frequently swapped around the fleet.
 

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fg there are stores full of such equipment to be used in time of crisis ie they still have old 20mm oerlikons to be bolted on should the need arise,so much kit and ships has been disposed of its in plenty of supply
 

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They had their day, the only one to feel sentimental about would be Exeter for her contribution in 82. The other two were lucky to live as long as they did! As for preserving a 42, I think that there could not be a more undeserving class of ship to represent our navy's illustrious history. HMS Plymouth deserves a shot though.
 

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