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HMS Manchester

HMS Manchester

Seen being stripped on Fountain Lak Jetty, Portsmouth 27/04/11

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Looking at this photo it seems unlikely the Manchester will be sold as a runner and someone did mention on this web site that the 42 was reputed to be in poor condition.
 

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Both recent TV 'stars', of course, and both showing signs of old age in their respective series, but also showing how effective they and their crews were.
 

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the white lines along the boot topping are a rudimentary water level mark painted on by the ships comapny, she has been de fuelled and de ammunitioned but still has some way to go as she is only partially higher in the water than she would normally be, materialiscally she and many other 42s have been in a poor state around the stern for years and have been operationally seeing their time out around the falkalnds, liverpool has had a partial reprieve and it seems she will be the last operational 42
 

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would have thought it would be 1 of the 2 t42 b3s that have mod 1 guns that last longest.
that Nottingham refit was a waste of money though
 

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