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Old 1st March 2010, 01:21
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H.M.S. Newcastle...

Hello There Gent,s...

Does anyone know where the great ship HMS Newcastle went to after she was de-commisioned, I went on board her for a visit when she was last on the tyne... Although possibly old, she was a very good ship to me... Our lost naval boats...Thanks Dave McConnachy...
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Old 1st March 2010, 02:44
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Wikipedia said that the HMS Newcastle, a Type 42 (Batch 1) destroyer launched in 1975 and decommissioned in 2005 , was placed into inactive reserve and is currently awaiting disposal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Newcastle
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Old 3rd March 2010, 13:29
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No longer there, she made her way to India for scrap
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Old 3rd March 2010, 15:34
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Unless I'm seriously mistaken, Newcastle went to the breakers in Turkey as did Cardiff and Glasgow in late 2008 - early 2009.
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Old 3rd March 2010, 23:51
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Re... HMS Newcastle...

Hi there Jock...
Thanks for your info, Sorry to hear about that, I thought that it still had many years left, with the possibility of being sold to some other country...Sad end to a fine ship... Cheers Dave McConnachy...

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Unless I'm seriously mistaken, Newcastle went to the breakers in Turkey as did Cardiff and Glasgow in late 2008 - early 2009.
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Old 3rd March 2010, 23:58
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Re... HMS Newcastle...

Hi There Jock...
Well I am sorry to learn about the old girls fate...I thought that she had a good few years service in her,... even if it were sold to some other country... It is always very sad to see a great ship going to the breakers for scrap...I have some great memories of her on the Tyne... The Geordie Gunboat...
Thanks Jock for your information, I really do appreciate your help...
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Old 4th March 2010, 00:03
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Re...HMS Newcastle...

Hi There... Thank you for the info which you sent to me,... I do believe from other SN members that she is now away to the breakers Yard... Such a great loss to a wonderful ship... I feel a little gutted, as I have some very good memories of her on the Tyne... Thanks Again,...
All The Best, Dave McConnachy...



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Wikipedia said that the HMS Newcastle, a Type 42 (Batch 1) destroyer launched in 1975 and decommissioned in 2005 , was placed into inactive reserve and is currently awaiting disposal.

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Old 6th March 2010, 01:48
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Unless I'm seriously mistaken, Newcastle went to the breakers in Turkey as did Cardiff and Glasgow in late 2008 - early 2009.
I also thought see went to Turkey. There is a Ship's Monthly article on the breakers in Turkey, and it contains a photograph of the three type 42's that went there.
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Old 6th March 2010, 10:45
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In this village where I live in Cornwall there was also retired, as I was, an Admiral Thomson. I do believe I once heard him mention having commanded
H.M.S. Newcastle during the war: is there anyway to confirm this?
Admiral Thomson later moved from the village and I last heard, a few years ago, that he had died.
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Old 7th March 2010, 00:51
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RE...HMS Newcastle... D.87.

Hello There Hawkeye...

Many thanks for your message concerning HMS Newcastle D87.... I feel really gutted at the thought of this great naval ship being broken up...(See My Article Re...HMS Cumberland)..In the Royal Naval Section...

Yes, you are the second person to say that she was, or is in Turkey for the breakers torch...Concerning the ships monthly, how do you get onto that???
as it may be interesting to find out her fate... Such A Waste...

Thank you for your contact Hawkeye... Great that you came aboard... I wasn,t in the Royal Navy, but I did 16 years in the Merchant Navy... best years of my life...

All The Best, Dave McConnachy...R818125...



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I also thought see went to Turkey. There is a Ship's Monthly article on the breakers in Turkey, and it contains a photograph of the three type 42's that went there.
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Old 7th March 2010, 01:12
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Hello There Hugh...

Good Evening To You...

Very many thanks for your contact Hugh, First may I say what a wonderful part of the country, I am up here in Cramlington, Northumberland... I think it is a little cooler here Hugh...

That must have been wonderful for you to meet such a man as the Admiral Thomson, I am sure he had some great tales of his sea life... And to have commanded HMS Newcastle, must have been a great acheivement for him...

I am also sorry to learn that the gentleman has now passed away, I am sure in life he was a great character... salt of the earth...

Concerning as to wheather Admiral Thomson commanded HMS Newcastle, All I can do Hugh, is to guide you to the the Navy News, this is a magazine which you can get on the net, where they may assist you with your quest concerning the Admiral...I am sure they have passed records of Naval Commanders over the years... Hope you acheive the information you require "Hugh"...

All The Best To You,

Cheers For Now, Dave McConnachy...

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In this village where I live in Cornwall there was also retired, as I was, an Admiral Thomson. I do believe I once heard him mention having commanded
H.M.S. Newcastle during the war: is there anyway to confirm this?
Admiral Thomson later moved from the village and I last heard, a few years ago, that he had died.
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Old 7th March 2010, 12:34
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Unless I'm seriously mistaken, Newcastle went to the breakers in Turkey as did Cardiff and Glasgow in late 2008 - early 2009.
Your right it was Turkey, I just stupidly presumed it was Alang where so much ends up on the beach
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Hello There Hawkeye...

Many thanks for your message concerning HMS Newcastle D87.... I feel really gutted at the thought of this great naval ship being broken up...(See My Article Re...HMS Cumberland)..In the Royal Naval Section...

Yes, you are the second person to say that she was, or is in Turkey for the breakers torch...Concerning the ships monthly, how do you get onto that???
as it may be interesting to find out her fate... Such A Waste...

Thank you for your contact Hawkeye... Great that you came aboard... I wasn,t in the Royal Navy, but I did 16 years in the Merchant Navy... best years of my life...

All The Best, Dave McConnachy...R818125...
Ships Monthly is a magazine that is available in most newsagents. I have mine kept for when I can pick it up. Ask any newsagent to reserve a copy. You can also get back copies of the magazine. Details are in the magazine itself.
Like you I wasn't in the Royal Navy either, but I was in the Sea Cadets. I'm in the Merchant Navy, 24 years and continuing.
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Old 8th March 2010, 17:33
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Ships Monthly can also be found in many major Reference Libraries.

There's a photo of HMS Newcastle on my site after finishing her RN days http://maritimegallery.fotopic.net/p40165461.htmlas she was being stripped out before her final trip

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Old 8th March 2010, 21:26
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Thanks, Dave, I'll give it a go.
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Old 10th March 2010, 21:02
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In this village where I live in Cornwall there was also retired, as I was, an Admiral Thomson. I do believe I once heard him mention having commanded
H.M.S. Newcastle during the war: is there anyway to confirm this?
Admiral Thomson later moved from the village and I last heard, a few years ago, that he had died.


Not wholly conclusive, but http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/1231.html
includes a fairly detailed, chronological list of NEWCASTLE's COs from 1939-45, and sadly does not include a Thom(p)son.

However, there was a Rear Admiral James Yelverton Thompson CB (1909-1998), who served in NEWCASTLE in 1948 and who could perhaps have been your man, since although I believe that he latterly lived in Surrey, rather than Cornwall, you do mention that he had moved away. The only command he had, so far as I am aware, was UNICORN in 1951-52.

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Newcastle Indeed Went To Turkey To Be Broken Up Along With Cardiff And Glasgow, She Was Run Up A Beach At A Place Called Aliaga
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Old 18th March 2010, 17:50
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Many thanks, Jack, for that information regarding an Admiral Thomson-I'll look into it further as other people in the village knew him better than I.
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