Thursday, 19 November 2009

HMS Plymouth and HMS Bronnington in Birkenhead docks

The 2 remaining vessels from the Historic warships display are now sitting in Victoria dock, Birkenhead. They are no longer open to the public. Both vessels are in a very sorry state with no ongoing maintenance going on since they have been placed in that dock. HMS Bronnington was one of the last wooden hulled mine counter measures vessels to be built and was once captained by HRH Prince Charles. HMS Plymouth is a veteran of the Falklands war, she was struck by several bombs (which did not explode) and the surrender of the Argentine forces was signed onboard her.

Very sorry to see these ships in such a state.
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