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HMS Intrepid


Following yesterday's post about the end of a fine ship, today illustrates another end to a distinguished vessel. HMS Intrepid arrived in Liverpool on the 17th September, 2008, to be dismantled for scrap. Seen here in Canada Graving Dock, the amphibious landing ship, a Falkland's war veteran appears to be in remarkably good condition considering that she paid off in 1991 and has been laid up in Portsmouth ever since.

It is estimated that 95% of the ship can be recycled and it will take about five months to complete, problems not withstanding.

HMS Intrepid


Following yesterday's post about the end of a fine ship, today illustrates another end to a distinguished vessel. HMS Intrepid arrived in Liverpool on the 17th September, 2008, to be dismantled for scrap. Seen here in Canada Graving Dock, the amphibious landing ship, a Falkland's war veteran appears to be in remarkably good condition considering that she paid off in 1991 and has been laid up in Portsmouth ever since.

It is estimated that 95% of the ship can be recycled and it will take about five months to complete, problems not withstanding.

comments (3)

Nice shot of a ship on it's last voyage, to the scrapyard, Les.
Les Auld: Could be the start of a new industry for the docks Brian, thanks for the comment.
Nice record of the last days of a ship. Sad really
Les Auld: I suppose all things must come to an end Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Sep 2008, 21:29
Great picture of this waiting lady.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, the fine weather helped.

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