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Old 21st October 2006, 15:46
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Makko,

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Old 27th June 2007, 17:18
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It is reported today that the U 534 of the ex Historic Warships collection has been bought by Merseytravel who plan to exhibit her as a tourist attraction at the Woodside Ferry Terminal Birkenhead. Lets hope the news is true and hooray for common sense.

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Old 27th June 2007, 17:29
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http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-19361328/

Looks to be true thankfully as it was pretty close to this submarine being cut up for scrap or shipped back to Denmark.

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Old 27th June 2007, 17:49
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Davie,

Good news - and something Birkenhead should be proud of having done and bah humbug to Liverpool which appears to want to do zilch. Liverpool was home to the Battle of The Atlantic but do they want a genuine U-boat? Nope. Where's the sense in that?

Any news on the other ships?

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Old 27th June 2007, 19:26
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It has just been said on the local TV station that the U534 has been sold for 1 Euro. At least she is not going for scrap.

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Old 28th June 2007, 18:06
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I have six Euros in my change tin........drat!

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Wasn't HMS Bronnington commanded by Prince Charles at one stage? Maybe they should appeal to him for assistance>

John T.
Thats right she was Charlie's ship back in the '70's, my father in law was the L/Cook at the time, he was absolutely beside himself when he found out she had been laid up.
Speaking to some guys from the Ton Class Association, she is now in a perilous state - the upper deck is leaking badly and 2 deck is awash with rain water, she can't be long for this world me thinks without some serious TLC!
I passed her yesterday and she has a 2 or 3 degree list to port, which I have not noticed before.
It's Scandalous at how selfish and greedy these bloody developers (and the local council) can be when fat profits from developments are on offer - 'Bugger the Maritime Heritage that once made this country great' seems to be the order of the day as of late!

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Old 13th July 2007, 22:02
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TOM - HEAR HEAR - I agree with every word you said - developers 'Spit '

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Prime minister Brown has given 100 million to sport why can`t they give that or part of it to Birkenhead to keep these old ships for the enjoyment of the public, I`d rather go to see them instead of watching football any day but of course I`m not a football fanatic.
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Old 25th January 2008, 20:43
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I rember seeing these to an extent when I was about 7 at Birkenhead and its just unbeliveable that the goverment (Which clearly has tons of money) won't even keep them in a decent state.
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Old 25th January 2008, 20:46
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The Government cant even keep the Government in a decent state Tom, so there is no hope whatsoever for the ships. At least the Mary Rose and the Cutty Sark have been helped, I suppose we should be very thankful for that.

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Old 25th January 2008, 21:06
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Yea and the Vicctory is still around as is HMS Warrior and HMS Caroline in Northern Ireland. And the Great Britain in Bristol.
But they clearly have the money and they must be using it to fill there own pockets. Because if we can build 2 super carriers as well as 8 destroyers plus about 6 new RFA landing ships wit shouldn't be too hard to keep a pair of ships in a decent state for viewing.
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Old 6th February 2008, 15:30
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/7230011.stm
Looking like she will be open to the public again in July
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7230098.stm
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Gordon Brown has a History Phd, so one would think he'd have SOME interest in our REAL heritage! But perhaps not.
I've said on a thread elsewhere that what I'd love to see is a preserved British 1950's general cargo ship, if only one existed.
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Old 6th February 2008, 16:31
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Hi,
Lastest talk about U-534 is that they are in the process of cutting it up into three sections,putting glass or plastic over the ends so people can see inside,said to be moving the sections to Woodside.(Hope it is not true,I am down there a lot taking photos,will try to keep you up to date,will try and have a chat with the workmen.)
cheers.

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The first section coming over to WOODSIDE,the river was choppy at the time,
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Do we have any news about the HMS BRONNINGTON, ? As she is in wood, I fear she is likely to get down much quicker than any other "remaining" ship of the exhibition.

THank you

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Old 4th April 2008, 18:43
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Still afloat a couple of days ago, but for how long is anyones guess.

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Anyone have an update as to condition of HMS Bronington and HMS Plymouth?
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Old 7th May 2008, 21:03
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Still afloat yesterday

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Old 9th May 2008, 07:18
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Hi Chris

Would it be possible for you, should it not be too inconvenient, to take one or several pictures of her before she sanks at her berth ? I don't find any good close-up picture of her on the site.

I like the Bronnington. A shame nobody wants her even for a private operation
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Old 9th May 2008, 13:11
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Hi,
The Sub is now it several bits.on show at Woodside.
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Old 9th May 2008, 20:08
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Hi VCHIU,

I will try, but last time I tried to get in the Security knocked me back. Cant get a good shot from outside the perimeter, but I will try.

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Old 10th May 2008, 05:27
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Hi Chris

Thank you.
As one migh expect they have some money to put in security and not a penny for those ships.

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Old 10th May 2008, 16:19
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Hi vchiu,

Just got back from Vittoria Dock entrance, where I was left in no doubt by the Security there, that MDHB ( Peel Ports ) and the Docks Police, " will not tolerate any photographing of PLYMOUTH or BRONINGTON whatsoever ".

I wonder why - scared of bad publicity I bet.

Sorry I did try - they have now berthed a laid up coaster so that it completely blocks the view of the two ships from the roadway, so I could not even get a distant shot through the perimeter fences now. I could just see the tops of their masts which were upright so they are still on an even keel and afloat as far as I could tell.

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