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HMS Bristol

This image (several years old) of the Bristol shows her current location, and where she will be moved to.

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See the attached link for further news http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/hms-bristol-moving-home-as-port-expands-1-4214076
Why could all this not have been done early last year when Bristol went to the Tyne for refit??
 

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Stevo, all that commercial tonnage eh, who is going to protect it? Totally agree, why couldn't it have been done last year, probably because more than one organisation was involved and nobody thought about it! You could probably have had Chimpanzees sorting it better mate.
 

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Stevo, something was bothering me about this attachment. Why does the Royal Navy have to obtain the Councils permission to move one of her warships 400 feet? Is it me or is this just another excuse for government intervention?
 

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That is true Ray, as far as I know the ship is being moved internally within a navy juristiction area, so why the council have to be notified is beyond me. That whole area has since Victorian times always been a navy mooring area and one can recall in the 50s/60s HMS Sheffield, Belfast and Rame Head and countless escorts laid up right up Fountain Lake off Whale Island.
 

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The navy in portsmouth work very closely with pcc, the ferry port and that area is in council duristiction, the ferry port is council owned and and any resutlant dredging that does take place as a result of ferries kicking up mud whilst manouvering has to be paid for by the council, therefore the council must be sure that bristol will not sit dry at low tide in the new position she will be moved to !
 

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