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HMS Intrepid
« on: September 15, 2008, 11:28:48 am »

Intrepid is nearing Liverpool for breaking, towed by Ormesby Cross.

http://www.shipais.com/showship.php?mmsi=235000032
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 11:40:59 am »

I took this shot at the recent Meet Your Navy event at Portsmouth which shows Intrepid in the background. I think the taxpayers probably got their money's worth out of Fearless and Intrepid over the years.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 04:14:59 pm »

For thoes who have not heard yet she was towed away for Birkenhead to be scrapped last Friday.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 06:25:28 pm »

Arrived Mersey today. I saw her leave Portsmouth last week. A shame to see both of them go.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 07:52:19 pm »

according to the BBC she is NOT going to be scrapped........she is going to be RECYCLED.........is that the "green" way of putting it??? ::) :'(
Or is it a cynical way of trying to pull the wool over our eyes! >>:-(
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 08:01:28 pm »

Just out of interest, I saw a report at least ten years ago which stated that Intrepid was in a dreadful state internally due to corrosion and was only being kept afloat to provide spares for Fearless.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 10:49:28 pm »

I understand that was the reason she was laid up first. Once laid up she provided spares for Fearless. Fearless is no more, scrapped in Ghent earlier this year.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2008, 11:29:01 pm »

Sad to see a magnificent vessel being recycled. When the RCN did away with the HMCS Bonaventure, the smart DND lads in Ottawa sold it to Japan for scrap metal. In return Japan sent back 1000 new Toyota Corollas, thus creating the flood of Japanese import automobiles to the Great White North, mind you they didn't stand up to our winters very well back then!
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 07:43:42 pm »

For thoes who have not heard yet she was towed away for Birkenhead to be scrapped last Friday.

It's actually at Langton Dock, IIRC, or one of those around that area, Canada, etc.  Which as any one from Bootle would jkknow, is on the LIVERPOOL side of the rubicon, not the wrong side as reported.

I think it's actually outside the offices of the company that's scrapping it? Anyone?
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Re: HMS Fearless
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 07:56:04 pm »

 :}
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I could use this as an opportunity to thank The Royal Navy & HMS Fearless in particular for transporting me and my thirst around the world during the period 1968 to 1972.
In spite of being a Pongo at that time,  I admired the professionalism of all I met during that commission, and enjoyed tremendously their company both afloat and ashore.

Dig Army, Sail Navy !!
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2008, 05:51:45 pm »

Forget the sentiments guys. The pair of them were old and worn out. With the best will in the world a ship built in 1965 is really past its sell-by date. Her equipment will be totally out of date, no matter how many refits / updates she has had. But the killer may be that she may still be burning heavy oil (FFO), and her outdated sanitary systems could well preclude her being allowed access into many "foreign" ports. "Brittania" had similar problems. But all ships come to outlive their usefulness and so have to go. BY.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2008, 09:29:54 pm »

But all ships come to outlive their usefulness and so have to go.

A bit like all of us then Bryan  :-)

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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 03:03:38 pm »







Sorry for the quality... it had been raining and I hadn't noticed some cxxp on the front lens.

There it is... amoung the coal heaps and rusting steel! It's outside the offices to a scrap metal company. Now if they aren't the ones scrapping it, that HAS to be one of the biggest FUs there's ever been! ;-)
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 06:29:41 pm »

great pics TCC, shame we no longer have it
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 06:41:14 pm »

But all ships come to outlive their usefulness and so have to go.

A bit like all of us then Bryan  :-)

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Not quite sure how to take that, Peter! BY.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2008, 07:13:12 pm »

That second shot is really atmospheric.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2008, 12:40:19 pm »

Forget the sentiments guys. The pair of them were old and worn out. With the best will in the world a ship built in 1965 is really past its sell-by date. Her equipment will be totally out of date, no matter how many refits / updates she has had. But the killer may be that she may still be burning heavy oil (FFO), and her outdated sanitary systems could well preclude her being allowed access into many "foreign" ports. "Brittania" had similar problems. But all ships come to outlive their usefulness and so have to go. BY.

They were out of date in 82! I was on Type 12's then & Fearless & Intrepid were no better equipped, manual Radar, Seacat - I might hit the target -missiles & wessex helicopters, but like the 12's, loved by the ships co'.

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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2008, 02:02:55 pm »

Do we know how long she will stay there before scrapping commences?

I have a 1/96 Fearless which needs some minor detailing finishing and would like to get down and have a look, mind you i dont know if most things got taken off while she was at Portsmouth?

Cheers

Russ

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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2008, 02:31:03 pm »

Scrapping is well underway and Fearless is almost down the waterline.

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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2008, 03:17:42 pm »

Thanks LB, saved a wasted journey.

Russ
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2008, 07:32:56 pm »

Hmmmm  wonder where you found those Landies/

Wouls look even better on my Hermes!

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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2008, 07:57:49 pm »

I don't know if these are any help. They are of the model of Fearless held by the Britannia Naval College at Dartmouth.

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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2008, 11:20:02 pm »

Do we know how long she will stay there before scrapping commences?

I have a 1/96 Fearless which needs some minor detailing finishing and would like to get down and have a look, mind you i dont know if most things got taken off while she was at Portsmouth?

Cheers

Russ



Thanks for the compliments on the images, lads. I try...

Russ, it's a shame to see such a nice model go unfinished, why don't you grit your teeth and set aside the next week/2 weeks/month/etc, to finish it finally?

This is medecine I've precribed myself.
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2008, 07:26:10 am »

Hmmmm  wonder where you found those Landies/

Wouls look even better on my Hermes!

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Rex

Hi Rex,

The land rovers are slightly out of scale, they are 1/76 railway scale vehicles...

Russ
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Re: HMS Intrepid
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2008, 08:40:15 pm »

Ahah......cheat!    ok2

Ok...just a little too much out of scale for me I think...........might go for 1:87 HO but might see what they look like when the time comes.


Model looks good though..........   well done!

Rex
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