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Type 22 Laid up

Seen in Fareham Creek in the early part of the decade.

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Most probably Beaver, as the Birmingham was just aft with the Scylla when the picture was taken.
 

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As always Steve it's great to see your collection, but it still angers me to see a 10-12 year old ship on the trot like this. The stretched 22's were such a great operating platform and should still be a great asset to us now.
Andy
 

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The premature disposal of the batch 2 Type 22s was a national scandal.

http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/articles/2007/11/warships-going-cheap-flogging-off.html
 

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I heard that Beaver was in poor nick, maybe Warship Disposal can confirm this, hence why she went to the breakers pretty quick. I do agree thought that these ships premature retirement was a crime. Why we couldn't maintain a standby squadron is beyond me.
 

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The smaller hanger should not have really posed a problem as even some of the batch 3 ships still only embark Lynx helicoptors
 

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