mazza_magoo said:apparently she's been saved, the petition is about now finding a berth for her. I stand by to be corrected
kingoftwigs said:I have to agree with slim, if we preserved every ship that had some emotional attachment we would have no money for anything else. The Victory costs a fortune to upkeep and, whilst some revenue is recovered by visitors, is becoming a heavy weight when costs are put into comparison with those for adequate kit for squaddies serving abroad. Why not set up a trust to cover expenses from donations, I'm sure there would be plenty of willing supporters.
Which ones did you have? Did you serve on the incredibly rusty Rhyl? Chefs would scrub out the galley, get wet in the boiler room, my god that ship was hard work, did the far east on her with the Tiger as flagship. I remember the Plymouth & Yarmouth her sister down south. Fearless did not seem so bad after that draft.safewalrus said:the Plymouth is NOT just a ship that served in a minor war in the Southern Ocean - shes the last of a lot of ships of a particular clas that made up the backbone of the Royal Navy in the 50's 60's and 70's even the 80's) and for this reason she should be saved! This class (and its variations) and the men who served on them were in every theatre during that period! Probably some of the hardest working peacetime vessels the Royal Navy ever had - I had three of them - they were not fun, but made a good job of every thing thrown at them, often in sh** conditions both for the ships and the crews! The Flower class corvette and the Algerine and 'ton mine sweepers were others - we don't have any of those - why not, they are as much the history of this country as the Victory, the Warrior or any great leader! End of Rant