I think NOT. A bunch of us visited her during a mega run-ashore in September '04 and we got the impression that she would need a load of TLC before she could be able to make steam. Sadly, since then, she may have deteriorated, THROUGH NO FAULT of those looking after her, further. For those of us that served aboard this class (I'm ex-Lowestoft '71-'73) it was a VERY nostalgic trip but it is now a wee bit sad to think that this venerable Falklands Veteran and part of the Country's Heritage may just rot away, unloved all because of "big business". Of course that goes for the other two Pusser's vessels too. Bronington was shut down a while before Plymouth as she was not in a fit state to take visitors. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS COUNTRY - I'm at a loss !!!PartTimePongo said:I imagine 534 and Bronington could find customers.
Can Plymouth still make steam?
Interesting, l_j, maybe our Oppo from the HMS Plymouth website on [email protected] can be included in the loop if he is not aware of Martin. The bigger the sphere of influence and protest the better eh ?le_jaq said:Although the Trust is shutting down, it might not be quite as bad as it first seems.
I've had a bit of a ring around, and apparently the National Historic Ships Unit which runs out of the National Maritime Museum has been on the case for quite some time. Martin Heighton in the Unit is working with the Trust to find a solution - i.e. a new site.
Martin is on e-mail. [email protected] and can give an update, but could I suggest we ask the moderator to e-mail for a sitrep? At the moment his priority should be helping the Trust not answering lots of different e-mails.