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farrow

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Gun cargo.
« on: November 29, 2011, 08:55:54 pm »







The Arrochar was tasked to ship this gun and mounting from Plymouth to Rosyth, as the refit for HMS York was being held up in Rosyth because of late finish by Devonport. The original idea was heavy road transport to Exeter airport then heavy lift helicopter to somewhere in the Midlands, then another helicopter lift to Edinborough and then to Rosyth by road, the only problem was if everything connected it would take 5 days and 500k. Arrochar did it in about 40 hours for 6. They still sold the Arrochar for scrap as uneconomical.
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Norseman

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Re: Gun cargo.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 12:47:12 pm »

:o ........... is that a typo?

Have you got a picture of the ship in full?

Dave
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Arrow5

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Re: Gun cargo.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 01:03:13 pm »

...typo ? maybe but "Edinborough" is ! {-)
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..well can you land on this?

farrow

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Re: Gun cargo.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 09:38:56 pm »

Yeah well, i left 3 x 0's out, should have been 6000, the Arrochar was costed at 3000 a day which them was cheap compared to outside charter in's. My excuse was my dog was doing its best to get me to take it out for a walk.

She was built as the HMAV St George.
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