Sunderland Echo: "Artist Chronicles Dismantling Of Navy Ship"

#1
"A new exhibition gives an insight into the painstaking process of demolishing a North East-built ship which went on to become part of the Royal Navy fleet.

Weighing in at 5,000 tonnes, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Grey Rover - which was built in Newcastle’s Swan Hunter yard with an engine made at Doxford’s yard in Sunderland - spent thirty years refuelling war ships before being shipped to Liverpool for destruction.

Photographer Tim Mitchell spent two years photographing her demolition to create a time-lapse video and still photos display called A Fish Out of Water, which has opened at National Glass Centre."

Artist chronicles dismantling of Navy ship ? watch his time-lapse video - Sunderland Echo
 

(granny)

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#4
I find it rather sad. All the history of a fine ship disappearing before your eyes. Gone, as though she never existed. I felt the same watching the Amethyst disappear the same way.
 
#5
Very interesting video, and as Granny says sad. If you think of all the places and times that ship featured in the everyday life of a lot of mariners, a little bit like ourselves, one day here and then gone, I particularly like his phrase---- as if she never existed---- At least there is some visual evidence that she did indeed exist, and valuable in any archives.
 

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