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#895114 - 16th Aug 2014 3:47pm H.M.S Plymouth
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Apparently, she is due to leave today to be scrapped. A group of people are trying to organise a protest by refusing to move from the Four Bridges thus un-enabling the bridge to lift, for the ship to pass.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SAVE.HMS.PLYMOUTH.OPEN/
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#895239 - 17th Aug 2014 11:35am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Waste of time protesting unless you've got the dosh to save the poor old girl. Sad end to a fighting vessel but it's always the way.
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#895244 - 17th Aug 2014 11:55am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
un-enabling the bridge to lift,



"Preventing" is a useful word. wink
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#895334 - 17th Aug 2014 6:00pm Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
un-enabling the bridge to lift,



"Preventing" is a useful word. wink
Thanks Chris, from now on I will endeavor to improve my word choice with context optimised vocabularly suggestions. This page would be well up your street if you have facebook. www.facebook.com/grammarly laugh Warning, it may make your eyes bleed!!
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#895923 - 20th Aug 2014 12:57am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Tug Amber II now showing destination Aliaga Turkey
(shipbreakers). Two Smit tugs now in Vittoria
Dock. According to Twitter she will be moved
at 04:00 and in river by 06:00.

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#895956 - 20th Aug 2014 8:23am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: Wally1]
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Hms plymouth gone

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#895959 - 20th Aug 2014 8:51am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Abreast of Seaforth Docks now. Doing 4knots. (If I've homed in on the right tug)

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#895960 - 20th Aug 2014 8:57am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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On the camera at Perch Rock, Wirralcam.
my thoughts say thanks Peel Ports may you go the same way one day.


Edited by davew3 (20th Aug 2014 8:58am)

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#896137 - 20th Aug 2014 8:43pm Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: davew3]
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cry PEEL holdings I hope you rot in hell!!!!!!!!! and sink to the bottom of the river mersey you idiots!! idiot .

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#896488 - 22nd Aug 2014 12:23am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Hang on, has anybody given thought to the fact the original owners may have owed rent areas?
its been in the docks for years.
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#896493 - 22nd Aug 2014 7:29am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Just to let you know, AIS is showing that the tug Amber II must still be towing HMS Plymouth and is about 40 miles away but level with Penzance,now doing 6knots, I presume her course is across the Bay of Biscay, keeping away from other shipping.

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#896494 - 22nd Aug 2014 8:02am Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Thanks for the ongoing info. Dave. I've been following her progress on the AIS site - a great absorber of time. It looks like she's giving Bishop Rock LH a wide berth!

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#896614 - 22nd Aug 2014 8:41pm Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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AIS is out of range since 11:30 ish.

this link is to her AIS page, so if the tug comes back online, it will point to her on the map.

Notice the arrival in Turkey date.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/249122000

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#896955 - 24th Aug 2014 5:47pm Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: davew3]
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Amber II tug with HMS Plymouth has traversed the Bay of Biscay and is about 80 miles away nearly level with the top end of the Spanish coast, her AIS is back on line.

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#897058 - 25th Aug 2014 12:17pm Re: H.M.S Plymouth [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Amber II tug, with HMS Plymouth in tow is now about 80miles out to sea, parallel with the Spanish/Portuguese border,

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