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Old 11th March 2007, 16:19
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Pounds of Portsmouth

I am compiling a list of ships particularly RN vessels that were broken up at Pounds of Portsmouth post war. If any members know of ships that were broken up or purchased by Pounds the information would be appreciated. Any images would also be greta to see.
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Old 11th March 2007, 19:45
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Can't help with names Steve but I think they had a submarine alongside for several years.
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Old 11th March 2007, 20:04
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they also had minehunters

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Old 11th March 2007, 20:10
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Oberon Class Submarines Otus and opportune both circa 2001
and Minehunter HMS Brinton

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Hms Stalker also went to pounds but not if scrapped ( Mk 3 LST from WW11

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Old 13th March 2007, 01:49
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Hi Stevo

There are a series of books in print called 'To Sail No More'. The first two has pictures from many of the scrapyards around that the time. They do a tour around the Bristish Isles going around the country's scrap yards. There is a lot of photos from Pounds in these books. They are published by the same publishers of the magazine 'Warship World' from their base in Lisguard, Cornwall. If you contact them, they may be the best ones to help you.
Here is there website adress:
http://www.navybooks.com/
This is another one which may be of help:
http://britishwarships.cjb.net/
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Old 13th March 2007, 12:33
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Pounds Shipbreakers

HMS Stalker was still mostly intact at Pounds at the end of last year, having failed to be saved for preservation.

About ten or fifteen years ago there was an S Class submarine. Either HMS Satyr ,transferred to France as the Saphir and later returned to the UK to Pounds for scrap or HMS Spiteful, to France as the Sirene and returned to Pounds for scrap.

There were many more both civil and naval vessels purchased by Ponds but
but not all demolished at Tipnor. Some sold on.
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Old 13th March 2007, 18:07
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Thanks for the reply

Thanks for that folks, all this information will be useful. I also heard that Pounds bought the Hong Kong 'Ton' class patrol boats in the mid 80s, can anyone confirm this?

Thanks again
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Stevo they also but some tanks

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Old 14th March 2007, 00:29
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I towed a large floating crane into there with a Tid tug back about 1960 time.
Seem to recall there were everything there from old diesel locos to submarines. Mfv's to minesweepers. Back in those days it would not have been unusual to see smoke coming from the yard as "old Harry" was burning the insulation off copper wire....LOL. I was amazed at what he had there, even ex USAF pickup trucks in fine fettle too!. we towed the floating crane there from sheerness, and yes, given it was only a steam TID tug (tidworth) there were times we doubted if we were moving. 300 meters of crane bond cable out, all had to be recovered by hand as there was no capstan or winch available. No radar or even radio either. bit hjairy coming passed Dover in thick fog i can tell you but thats another story.
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I believe they had Grey Goose there for a time. I’d like to know my self what ever happen to this vessel.
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Old 18th March 2007, 15:41
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Grey Goose is now a yacht named ANSERAVA.
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Old 19th March 2007, 00:23
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Hmmm the grey goose eh! quite a ship she was. skippered by Peter scott (artist) i believe. I saw her at newhaven for a while (decommisioned) I believe she went on to Shoreham after that where were plans were made to turn her into a yacht. be nice to see a picture of what she looks like today.
Spoke with some ex matelots who were at dover. grey goose used to enter port very fast compared to other craft, a kick astern used to settle her into her berth. Apart from scaring the heck out of other people with it, Peter Scott used to handle her very well.
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Had a short wander around the yard myself, could have played in there for days.
Was told that before the days of H & S, photographers would ask to go in and take a few pictures, the reply being, OK by me, but it's your problem if you kill yourself.
Had to be carefull driving into Portsmouth while trying to spot what was in the yard!
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Old 10th May 2007, 00:40
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Pounds are yes that was are playground early 50's on the tanks and lorrys then on to the ships until harry got the dogs on us all great fun go home covered in grease great
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They had the VIC 79 in which was delivered there on 20th April 1961 and sold on to Ian Dutch of Perth for sand dredging.
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I was stationed at Hilsea Barracks in 1948 (Army) and remember a few subs (I am sure there has been/was a web site showing shots of sub's. etc that had been there, also quite a number of different landing craft, as well as other craft all in a right mess all around the area (sea/land). In the area were also complet and pieces of tanks, lorries and I seem to remember seeing bits of aircraft.
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I do have a couple of shots of Anserava the ex HMS Grey Goose. she is berthed at Hoo Nr Rochester Kent UK. The Marina is very security conscious - so you may have some difficulty getting a decent shot - I can mail them to you
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Old 7th July 2007, 01:37
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pounds of portsmouth

if i remember correctly....arry ad sum ham class minesweepers there also.one showed up in s spain and if i remember was on way back to pompey...
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Ham/Ley Class

To my knowledge, during the late 80s Pounds had the Aveley which was broken up by June 88, Shipham, Fordham neither of which appeared water tight and the Dittisham which came into the yard in about 1990, having had some kind of conversion work done on her.
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I served on the Aveley and great to see these pictures as wondered what happened to her. While I was on it we had a collision and many other stories too!!
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didnt the old isle of wight ferry mv brading meet her fate there i always used to love going over the motorway bridge and looking in. If my memory is right wasnt there a huge fire in the place
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Yes Brading was there for a few years and finally demolished in 1994. During the final phase of breaking there was a fire onboard which gutted the hull. Now the only vessels there is some small half demolished coaster and the olf King Harry chain ferry which is in the final phase of being demolished. Stalker lies on the beach near the yacht club slip with her bow doors removed but nothing else is happening. On the inner side of the yard a few twisted remains of the old RN frigate Volage protrude through the muck at low tide. Of late they have being pulling old chunks of scrap out of the water for breaking down on dry land.
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Old 23rd July 2009, 18:54
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Thanks for that folks, all this information will be useful. I also heard that Pounds bought the Hong Kong 'Ton' class patrol boats in the mid 80s, can anyone confirm this?

Thanks again
I am certain that all the HK tons were sold scrapped locally. HMS Wolverton was converted to a nightclub/casino and caught fire at Aberdeen Harbour HK. There are photos on the ton class assoc website.

The ship that is of interest is ex ton class HMAS Teal now in northern Cyprus as a university training ship and I cannot find anything about her on the internet.
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Submarine Artemis 1972

Stevo.

Found this one in The Times.

The Times, Thursday, Mar 23, 1972
Submarine sold
The submarine Artemis, which
sank in Portsmouth Harbour last
year, trapping three ratings for 10
hours, has been sold by the
Ministry of Defence. She has been
brought (sic) by Mr Harry Pounds, a
Portsmouth scrap dealer, for an
undisclosed figure, believed to be
more than 20,000.


A little tricky finding others as Pounds is a common word but, if you have a ship name and year, I can check further.

regards,
Martin

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Old 30th July 2009, 11:23
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I remember seeing RMAS Pochard being cut up and also the RMAS Pintail was there for some time, unsure if he broke her up or sold her on. Definitely bought and sold on the RMAS Mandarin and RMAS St Margarets. Also the three training fleet tenders from HMS Raliegh the Mentor, Makering and ? for 113k and sold two very quickly for about 250k.
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