Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sad end for HMS Plymouth

HMS Plymouth, once the proud centre-piece of Wirral’s historic warships display, is facing an ignominious end.

The warship, on which Argentina acknowledged defeat in the Falkland War, will leave Merseyside this month for a Turkish scrapyard, where it will be “recycled.”

Peel Ports, which owns the dock, confirmed the frigate’s fate. The vessel has languished in Birkenhead’s East Float Dock for the past two years since HMS Plymouth Association conceded that nothing more could be done to save her.

A spokesman for Peel said today: "We can confirm that HMS Plymouth will leave Birkenhead Docks and the River Mersey this month and will be recycled in accordance with statutory and regulatory permits associated with her transit and recycling programme."Read more HERE  

I didn't want to post of photo of HMS Plymouth sadly rusting away ready to be scrapped and turned into tin cans and razor blades, I have posted a photo of her in her prime, I will always remember her in her finest hour in the Falklands War. Good bye old girl.