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.
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
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.