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Guardian: "HMS Ark Royal Could Be Turned Into Artificial Diving Reef"

WreckerL

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Why is she a national treasure, she's hardly unique and the cost of maintaining her as a museum ship would be astronomical which is why there are only a few museum ships around such as Alliance, Ocelot, Onyx, Holland 1, Belfast, Warrior,Gannet (steam sloop) and Cavalier to name a few.Just how many museum ships do you want?
 

trelawney126

War Hero
Why is she a national treasure, she's hardly unique and the cost of maintaining her as a museum ship would be astronomical which is why there are only a few museum ships around such as Alliance, Ocelot, Onyx, Holland 1, Belfast, Warrior,Gannet (steam sloop) and Cavalier to name a few.Just how many museum ships do you want?
About 19. Would do nicely, that way you can match the same numbers as in the fleet.
imagine touring the fleet in a forenoon, then the Avondale to reminisse for tot time
 

Artemis1

Midshipman
Why is she a national treasure, she's hardly unique and the cost of maintaining her as a museum ship would be astronomical which is why there are only a few museum ships around such as Alliance, Ocelot, Onyx, Holland 1, Belfast, Warrior,Gannet (steam sloop) and Cavalier to name a few.Just how many museum ships do you want?

4 subs, 2 tall ships and 2 warships. Belfast and Cavalier aren't to bad but we don't have anything even half as impressive as say USS Intrepid, the Ark would be a fantastic space for displays, coffee shops and other stuff, it would be a family day out by itself. Failing that a heliport for London would be an excellent idea, big money could flow in with that, it could even be combined with the museum idea to complement Belfast. The MOD have scrapped or sold ALL of our once impressive Navy and we're just left with a hand full of minor ships or mediocre subs to look around.
 
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Artemis1

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Spain's sort of skint & reportedly want to mothball their carrier, buy their AV8Bs? Or lease 10 off the Yanks who are keen on us having a carrier so they can plonk their Harriers on from time to time.
 
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