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Old 21st December 2013, 09:07
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Just heard on the radio. HMS Plymouth is to move into Lairds, some gear removed yand then Towed to Turkey for Scrap! John Richards.
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Old 21st December 2013, 10:55
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Sorry to hear this. But she has been hanging around too long. Pity Chatham dock yard could not take her,
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Old 21st December 2013, 20:38
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Just heard on the radio. HMS Plymouth is to move into Lairds, some gear removed yand then Towed to Turkey for Scrap! John Richards.
Very sad to hear this John - but better I suppose than watching this once proud ship rot slowly away at her berth.
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It is a shame but if there are no takers she can't hang around forever.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:43
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I agree Stevo, pity that it is, plenty of 'entrepreneurs' have had the chance. And politicians.
May be time to start looking at a T23?
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Old 22nd December 2013, 11:20
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Sadly I think we need to pray what is currently preserved stays that way. I personally think Onyx was worth saving over Ocelot and to an extent should have replaced Alliance, at Gosport.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 18:55
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Onyx is apparently still at Barrow and there is a suggestion she may go to Greenock. The dock that Scott`s used to fit out subs still exists.
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Old 18th January 2014, 20:10
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What Chance

If as a nation we cannot collectively save one frigate which already is prepared for show and would be 'handed on a plate' to any interested parties, what hope have we got of preserving Hermes, Illustrious, Edinburgh or even a Ton? the political and public interest is simply not in evidence.
Without doubt Cameron's mention of preserving Illustrious is a small piece of spin to keep votes in a small quarter, no doubt after the election the government will trot out the tale that no suitable tender has been offered henceforth she will be scrapped.
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Old 19th January 2014, 16:54
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Without doubt Cameron's mention of preserving Illustrious is a small piece of spin to keep votes in a small quarter, no doubt after the election the government will trot out the tale that no suitable tender has been offered henceforth she will be scrapped.
The traditional way with buildings is to say "A survey showed it to be so riddled with Beetle and dry rot , there was no alternative but to demolish it." Something along those lines will work, I'm sure.
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Mine would have to be my first ship, Hms Zulu, although the Blake, Tiger or Bulwark would have been great preserve.
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