HMS Fearless

#3
Fearless is now 30 years old. She has served the RN well during that time but now it is time for her to go.
We all get sentimental over our old ships but really we need a modern fleet for the RN.
Lets have new, better equipped ships with better living accommodation for those serving.
 
#4
Still a shame to see an old ship go,whatever its age or state,but as you say,times and machinery and technology move on.

Would have made a great Prison Ship tho !
 

Seaweed

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#6
Prison ship? Even the wardroom accom wouldn''t be good enough and we be back into arguments about the asbestos lagging.

If we send her to Belgium the Belgian Govt can field the tree-huggers' questions about the lagging. As the Belgians haven't got a Govt that should fix that. If we tried to break her up here we'd never hear the end of it.
 
#8
slim said:
Fearless is now 30 years old. She has served the RN well during that time but now it is time for her to go.
We all get sentimental over our old ships but really we need a modern fleet for the RN.
Lets have new, better equipped ships with better living accommodation for those serving.
That'll be Fearless then mate, if you compare it to the current bags 'o' shite :)
 
#9
One can't help but be a little sentimental about a ship you've served on. Especially after some time has passed and we tend to see things through rose tinted glasses. However, at this rate, we won't have an 'historic' ship left from the Falklands campaign.I served on Fearless after Operation Corporate, but served on a 42 during that time. My personal opinion, is given that Corporate was probably the finest moment in recent history for the RN, we should save at least one of those ships that served. If we all take that attitude that it's 'just another' old ship, we will lose an important part of the Royal Navy's past. Just my opinion guys!
 

wet_blobby

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#11
I enjoyed my time on Fearless. fcuking good laugh. The thought of her infesting belgium with everything she has picked up over the years does give me a wry smile. I wonder how many stashed cases of beer the knackers yard find, let alone stashed porn.

May she sail away into the sunset, fond memories.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#14
Oil_Slick said:
30 years old?
She was launched in 1963
As with many of us that served on the "fearless-deliverer-of-shin-hatch-rash" at some point, there are many tales of the true age.

My understanding was the keel was laid down in 1943, but not continued in build until much later.
 

wet_blobby

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#15
type42stoker said:
uncle_ho said:
isn't HMS Plymouth now a museum ? She was in the Falklands
Yes you are quite right, but do I really have to visit Birkenhead?????? I mean that's just cruel and unusual punishment. :thumright:
Birkenhead's a great run ashore, get yourself down the "Piff", (Pacific, as apposed to liverpools Atlantic). If you cant trap there you shouldn't bother going ashore....well you know what I mean... the wooley backs can be quite entertaining :thumright:
 
#16
Seaweed said:
Prison ship? Even the wardroom accom wouldn''t be good enough and we be back into arguments about the asbestos lagging.

If we send her to Belgium the Belgian Govt can field the tree-huggers' questions about the lagging. As the Belgians haven't got a Govt that should fix that. If we tried to break her up here we'd never hear the end of it.
Ah yes the asbestos, and spray painting over it, and moving it about, all without the aid of any kind of protective gear; accept that is a face covered in vaseline and anti flash gear.
'elf and saferty! in prime '70's style.
 
#17
wet_blobby said:
Birkenhead's a great run ashore, get yourself down the "Piff", (Pacific, as apposed to liverpools Atlantic). If you cant trap there you shouldn't bother going ashore....well you know what I mean... the wooley backs can be quite entertaining :thumright:
lol, W.B, I'm a poof remember, I doubt I could trap my fingers in the Piff....now rename it the Puff I could have a chance :thumright:
 
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