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HMS RUSSEL

Seen here at portsmouths john pounds yard the disposed HMS RUSSEL, was virtually intact when she was disposed, scrapped in 1985 at low tide with the wind in the right direction she virtually laid on her side

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Not the same driving into Portsmouth without being able to see the ships in Pounds.

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She'd obviously decided "Let them do their worst, it's time for me to go, I've had enough."
 

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Great picture. has someone previously mentioned that Russel's bridge or part of it went to Weymouth Sealife Centre?
 

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With all the stuff that could have been removed, it looks as though the davits were first.
 

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They use to remove the Davit's to be re-used at Naval/Civilian Sea Training Centre's at one time.
 

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This is a cracking image WD, there are not too many images of the Russell intact at Pounds, largely due to the swift nature in which she was broken up. Russell was moved off the Sultan pier and moored aft of the Nubian just off Tipnor on the 12th June 1985. Moved into Pounds yard on the 1st July, breaking was immediate and by 16th August most of the superstructure was removed with the intention of moving the frigate under the motorway bridge to the beaching grounds.

Russell and the Type 15 frigate Volage were the biggest ships to be broken up at the Pounds yard.
 

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