HMS Plymouth for scrap

trelawney126

War Hero
Served on her in the 70's. West indies. Beautiful sea boats. Sad to see her come to this. Remember seeing her get hit down in San Carlos. A sad end to a gallant lady.
 

marjack44

Newbie
Served on her in the 70's. West indies. Beautiful sea boats. Sad to see her come to this. Remember seeing her get hit down in San Carlos. A sad end to a gallant lady.

We were on board at the same time then trelawney. I too did the WI trip.

We still haven't given up hope of saving her, but it is all pointing to a very sad end for her. I have a meeting with Peel Ports (Mersey) tomorrow morning so will have to see what comes out of that.

Cheers.

Martin Slater.
Secretary HMS Plymouth Association.
RO2(T) 71-73 3E Mess.
 

marjack44

Newbie
Deal is agreed to scrap Falklands War ship HMS Plymouth | This is Plymouth

Rather a shame given her activities in '82.

Probably not helped by campains such as this: Hms Plymouth Petition

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BOAT? disgust

Yeah!! This petition is by a guy called Frederick Sharpe from Guzz. He created one a few years back as well, which also didn't get many signatures. Wonder why?

I have created one on the No.10 website and am just waiting for confirmation that it agrees with their policies. I don't suppose it will do any good, but here's hoping.

Martin Slater.
 
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Not_a_boffin

War Hero
Simple fact is that if the ship is to be saved it needs to be part of a viable whole. Scratching around Plymouth or Liverpool ain't going to cut it. Look back as far as when Cavalier was in Southampton and later on the Tyne - struggled all the time and was within hours of being scrapped. If she can't be accommodated as part of Pompey or Chatham Historic Dockyards, then I'm afraid she's gone.

Pompey would be difficult as it's either 1 basin (not sure she'd fit) or SRJ (which is probably a step too far). Has anyone approached Chatham?
 

off_les_aura

War Hero
Those sorry pictures serve to show how six years of neglect and lack of ships husbandry have taken their toll on this old lady. I hope she can be saved in this year of all years, but I fear in the current financial climate she's destined for the breakers. :(
 
I wonder what happened to the Wasp she used to have onboard when open to visitors?
I remember the Historic Warship site and visited it several times, I still have two logo'd polo shirts I bought there.
Sad story indeed, now if I was to win the lotto....
 

BONNACON

Midshipman
If we made her an ethnic cultural diversity non gender specific learning zone for media studies she might stand a chance of lottery funding.
 

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