BBC: "HMS Liverpool Crew To Say Goodbye"

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  1. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  2. Naval_Gazer

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    It looks like a trip down to the Round Tower is in order on Monday. A fine ship, a fine ship's company and a fine swan song. Sorry to see the old girl go but she doesn't owe us anything after such a hard-working life spanning 30 years.

    Have a good leave, everyone. After the past seven months, you certainly deserve it.
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    After paying several 'last visits' to her affiliated city, my guess is that they are now entitled to replace the freedom of the city march with the 'Hokey Cokey', in number one's.
     
  4. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Liverpool in Liverpool, one of the 'greats' alongside Glasgow in Glasgow and Newcastle in Newcastle.

    Went there for a home port visit after a JMC. The post Remembrance Parade Rig run was one of biblical proportions.
     
  5. Navaleye

    Navaleye New member

    The thought occurs that if they are going to make a film about the sinking of HMS Coventry, then she is the last short nosed 42 and would make a great prop!
     
  6. Naval_Gazer

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    BUMP! - She arrives back in Pompey tomorrow (Monday) morning.
     
  7. tommo

    tommo War Hero

    Passed her today as we headed in alongside


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  8. Naval_Gazer

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    She's back! HMS Liverpoo1 arriving in Portsmouth this morning.

    HMS Liverpool return from Libya 7 Nov 2011 024 b med.jpg
     
  9. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  10. Asst_Ed

    Asst_Ed New member

    And also

    http://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/2451

    Luckily, you can't quite make me out somewhere on the bridge wing.

    Big thanks to the ship's company who were fantastic hosts the past 24 hours - especially when they had much more important things on their minds than a load of hacks...
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  11. Naval_Gazer

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    Welcome back too, Asst_Ed!

    Cracking picture by the Sun (especially as I'm in it) but how did the helos manage to get in shot in line with the forecastle? Here's my photo showing Liverpoo1 at roughly the same point with the two escorting Lynx in the background astern:

    HMSLiverpoolreturnfromLibya7Nov2011022cmed.jpg

    Who says the camera never tells fibs? :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  12. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  13. Montigny-La-Palisse

    Montigny-La-Palisse War Hero Moderator

    As was Cardiff decommissioning run in Cardiff. Epic.
     
  14. Spidiver

    Spidiver War Hero

    Gavinton..hmm crappy little town in the middle of fecking no where...no pub and the locals didn't know there was a ship named after their village....had the piss up in Duns..Would love a draft to "HMS Orlando Florida".
     
  15. Naval_Gazer

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    When the Island Class OPV HMS Jersey was commissioned, the States of Jersey asked her CO what the ship would like as a commissioning present. He submitted a list of options including a windsurfer, canoe, bicycle, rowing machine, etc. The ship received the lot!

    The next Island Class OPV on the stocks was HMS Lindisfarne. Sadly, no such luck. =(
     
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  16. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Tell me about it! Their Jimmy took great delight in flaunting the loot in front of us with slightly less generous home islands... Guernsey you know who you are!!
     
  17. soleil

    soleil War Hero

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