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Ark goes for scrap

Handler

War Hero
Seen a lot of our 'old' carriers as they have passed onto the cutters and dismantlers, always sad to see and know that these great old ladies have been broken up. Their pasts and the lives they affected, the miles sailed on the world's oceans and seas, all those great and furious times vanish, as if they never happened. Lots will have memories of hours spent, the sound of jet engines and the thump of rotor blades, lining the deck as they visited foreign ports, the runs ashore. All to melt away.
Each of the old carriers has their character, and good to know that we will still be able to see the many fine photos of them, home to many over the years.
 
Seen a lot of our 'old' carriers as they have passed onto the cutters and dismantlers, always sad to see and know that these great old ladies have been broken up. Their pasts and the lives they affected, the miles sailed on the world's oceans and seas, all those great and furious times vanish, as if they never happened. Lots will have memories of hours spent, the sound of jet engines and the thump of rotor blades, lining the deck as they visited foreign ports, the runs ashore. All to melt away.
Each of the old carriers has their character, and good to know that we will still be able to see the many fine photos of them, home to many over the years.


Any ghost storys from Triumph H? Wasnt she the one they reckon had all the psychic stuff going on?:meditate:
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Seems only yesterday the press were running pics of the previous Ark down to the bones of her keel at Cairnryan.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
I recon some of you bastards on here remember the first Ark.
Probably shaggin the animals.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Doesn't seem that many years ago I used to fly past the old Ark whilst it was being cut up at Cairnryan.

As for Rumrat, I reckon if he was on the first Ark he would have been evicted!!!!! Bloody misery!:pain10:
 

Handler

War Hero
Not heard anything SARKING, the yanks used to have a lot of 'spooky' stories about the Hornet. The old Leviathan, when tied up in Pompey was the subject of strange creaky sounds, but she had a twisted keel and never was used as a carrier.
 

nobby0919

Lantern Swinger
Any ghost storys from Triumph H? Wasnt she the one they reckon had all the psychic stuff going on?:meditate:
Triumph was in care & maintenance at Chatham 1971 . When doing machinery box etc night rounds, there was one section I always went through quick- weird atmosphere. Mentioning this one dinner time it turned out several of the other lads had experienced exactly the same. Never looked for any reason though.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
When Bulwark (the old one) was put into mothballs, doing hourly rounds (on your tod) during the silent hours was creepy. 50% lighting throughout and you had to go down the boiler rooms and shaft passages to sign a book to show you'd been there. Didn't help that the dit going round was that a stoker had topped himself in one of the shaft passages and it was haunted, imagination goes into overdrive ,Rummers would have been alright :)
 

Shackles_and_Flags

Lantern Swinger
All the decommissioned ships in the dockyard have zero lighting, and every single one has an eerie feeling when walking around doing rounds!!
 

Sumo

War Hero
When Bulwark (the old one) was put into mothballs, doing hourly rounds (on your tod) during the silent hours was creepy. 50% lighting throughout and you had to go down the boiler rooms and shaft passages to sign a book to show you'd been there. Didn't help that the dit going round was that a stoker had topped himself in one of the shaft passages and it was haunted, imagination goes into overdrive ,Rummers would have been alright :)

Wrecker what you doing mentioning shafts and passages to Rummers he will get the wrong Idea and get all excited, you also through a stoker in the mix as well, poor lighting, dark and smelly he will be right at home, he will fear no one as he will be the meanest bast**d down there.

Anther target to the scrapyard
 

Sharkey

Banned
When Bulwark (the old one) was put into mothballs, doing hourly rounds (on your tod) during the silent hours was creepy. 50% lighting throughout and you had to go down the boiler rooms and shaft passages to sign a book to show you'd been there. Didn't help that the dit going round was that a stoker had topped himself in one of the shaft passages and it was haunted, imagination goes into overdrive ,Rummers would have been alright :)

Did a refit with the rusty B, did fire watching duty, meant wandering round the thing during the night, no one onboard except the rest of the watch who were all tucked in a rack somewhere, no likey.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Always good to see top-line accurate and informative reporting in the Sun.
 

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Sharkey

Banned
Enjoyed my time on her, some good runs, worked in different depts, comms, ventilation,navigation, when you were duty EM iit was fix whatever was broken from the boiler room to the nav lights, good grounding in your job, when was she mothballed
 
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