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Is tsr for sale then? cant be much if she is.Looks down at the tail so assuming nobody checking up on her(or pumping her out if they do)

 Good to hear the U534 isnt getting scapped just yet, bad guys are part of our history too. If we rewrite history we're condemmed to repeat the past.

 Sounds like Onyx has a good home to go to. Keep us informed on the rest of them

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The extra superstructure won't help. Presumably it is quite heavy. That and all the pics I have seen of HDMLs look to have a high bow. maybe of course that its just an optical illusion.
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Hi All,

 

Just got Ship's Monthly yesterday, piece on HMS Plymouth saying that ABP ports have withdrawn the offer of a berth at Millbay Docks at the last minuet and they had planned to have her there by Easter for the commeration of the Falklands war. What a great pity, the charity has raised some 150,000 towards the costs. You wonder sometimes why bother trying to save our heritage, I guess we could say just for ourselves who are interested in a way. but then when the hard work is done, people come out of the woodwork saying how great it is!

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Its a sad fact that there will always be idiots pretending they'r doing something john. There are however people out there who roll up thier sleeves & dig in (they know who they are whichever project they'r helping) Wether its financial or physical support there are the do'ers, then there are the talkers.

 Most people who mean well but cant help should not be confused with the beancounters who just want to practice thier personal politics & drag everyone else down with them. Keep the faith old chap & while we will lose battles we may just win the war!

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Hi Jimmy,

 

Thanks for the above, quiet agree, it seems that there is a good movement with regard to our coastal craft, things are at least being looked at with a view to hanging on to them, even if perhaps eventually they have to be let go. Said before, we often say "if only we had...."! Saw post from Sentley re 506, understand completely the position, same with MQ etc, people asking why nothing happening, but working like mad behind the scenes to make things "happen" as if by magic. All the best to you all, forum really interesting on coastal forces etc,

 

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Like i always say John.

We go in ready to fight to the last man but when the cause is lost, we withdraw & regroup ready for the next battle.

506 is far from a lost cause but at the very worst, We lick our wounds, then stand up & be counted once more.

Keep the faith with Medway Queen, If you dont then who will??

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jimmy p Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2007 at 4:08am

Still think a great idea would be securing somewhere that can be used as a homebase for all these historic boats!

 Bought, donated, landclaim, whatever. It could be an elephants graveyard for the unloved ones until funds are found & a homebase without mooring fees for the ones that are actively being saved. Pay for itself in the 'longview'

 That said like most of us i cant put up the cash so it may just be a pipedream. Certainly be something if it happened though

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Hi there,

Quite agree, PERHAPS if I may be so bold, the new site at Poole for the BMPT could be a candidate? I appreciate it really has not much to do with me, albeit I am a life member, and perhaps they and those around might not want a load of craft just laying about! but if at least painted up and looking respectable, who knows, await news of Poole with great interest, also heads up and mentioned before repeat of the documentary on the St Naziare raid tonight at 0825 hrs on BBC 2.

 

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Some of us have been trying this for 20 years or so and have got nowhere. Wonderous schemes are suggested and talked about. Great promises are made by all and sundry. There are some excellent locations around but all fail due to lack of finance, political will or some one just having the guts to say "Do it". My experience says we are on our own and have got to make the best of our own efforts.
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