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Save the last surviving warship from the Falklands Conflict

SandyCragg

Midshipman
HMS Plymouth is the last surviving warship from the Falklands Conflict in 1982 and she is currently under threat of being scrapped. Various schemes to save her have come to nothing, mainly down to berthing restrictions or unsuitable arrangements. HMS Plymouth should be preserved for the nation as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the conflict, particularly the Royal Navy. In the year that commemorates the 30th anniversary of this event this ship should not be allowed to become razor blades. Please sign this petition and help to save this ship.

https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32526
 

slim

War Hero
The difficulty with saving any ship is justifying the running costs.
Though important that the surrender was signed on her, does that justify the enormous costs of retaining her?
In my opinion the costs are far too high, perhaps if everyone signing the petition donated £1000 towards these costs it would be considered, are you willing to do that?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Doesn't get my vote unless we have a warship saved from every conflict from 1945 onwards.

Edited to add that I think HMS Caroline is a far worthier cause.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
I'm sure there are also others still afloat serving with foreign navies too Vikrat (Hermes) in India and Antrim with other GMDs in S America as I recall.


Bristol - old ships!!
 
The greatest maintenance cost is probably man hours. That's a shame when we have so many professional dole drawers and HM Prisons' residents stooging around.
 
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taffscrivs

War Hero
Antrim become the Chilean Navy's flagship, renamed Amilrate Cochcrane. Decomissioned in 2010, she was towed to China to be scrapped.
 

Taffd

Lantern Swinger
I think everybody who wants to save a warship should be condemned to chip and paint the things for the rest of their natural lives.
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Not sure that I really care if she's scrapped or not. The ship I served on 'Down South' was turned into razor blades many moons ago.
 

captain turnip

Badgeman
sadly if they're prepared to bin illustrious and ocean, plymouth has no chance.the cost of preservation will be too high for most bidders
 
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