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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2013, 01:08:48 pm »

aagh thats why I couldnt find her,I had the wrong Fort! Thanks
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2013, 01:11:59 pm »

 
The Former RFA Fort George departed Liverpool at the end of a towing cable on Wednesday at just after 1300; she was being towed by the Christos XXIII to Aliaga in Turkey for scrapping. The journey is expected to take around three weeks. The Christos XXIII is not known for keeping his AIS active her latest posted position can be found here: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?oldmmsi=373163000&zoom=10&olddate=lastknown Images of the event are here: http://www.seatheships.org.uk/gallery/showgallery.php/ppuser/195/username/liverbudgie Liverpool AIS also has a good set as well.
Her former berth is now taken by RFA Orangeleaf, at least I presume so but can't verify at present 'cos it's snowing heavily at present.
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I think Orange Leaf must be in the East Float, Wasn't in Liverpool Yesterday as far as I could see...
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2013, 01:15:46 pm »

I also hears she was heading over to Liverpool, inside story from RFA friends.
 
I think Orange Leaf must be in the East Float, Wasn't in Liverpool Yesterday as far as I could see...
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2013, 01:21:58 pm »

Vessel finder shows her in Lairds.... http://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=7342005
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2013, 01:34:51 pm »

Think thats an old report - 3rd jan
 
Vessel finder shows her in Lairds.... http://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=7342005
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2013, 02:02:25 pm »

Hmm, should have checked the date, silly me.....
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2013, 02:42:26 pm »

Orangeleaf was in Lairds earlier in the week if that helps?

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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2013, 02:51:34 pm »

Her AIS is off, so you need to use a MK1 eyeball.
Here she is transporting from the wet basin to Langton yesterday.
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2013, 08:37:03 pm »

L B there is a inconspicuous garden shed thin in the old berth area that a few chaps put things in ,interesting little lot ,but a lot of is wanted .....
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2013, 04:26:46 pm »

Now confirmed that it is the Fort George that is going. She is due to depart Liverpool around midday on Tuesday.
The Fort George is going relativity early because of several reasons but mainly because 1) the heavy running costs mainly in terms of manning and fuel costs. 2) Because she is a single hull and is therefore barred from operating in certain areas. In fact all the current RFA tankers apart from Wave Knight and Wave Ruler will have to be disposed of by 2016 at the latest because of this ruling; they are being replaced by the new "Tide" class, now under construction in Korea.
Fort George has been at Liverpool for almost two years, and during that time has be steadily stripped of usable parts including the propellers, shafts etc.
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Funnily enough, I've recently had a letter (the old-fashioned sort) from a pal of mine who just happens to be a retired RFA Captain. He's very blunt about the withdrawal of "Fort George".
She apparently developed a "crack" that was spreading around her hull. Much consternation.
Sounds like a good reason to take her out of service to me. Could also explain why there were no buyers for her. BY.
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2013, 04:40:51 pm »

Fort george arrived at Aligia this morning.
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2013, 04:43:59 pm »

To get this back on tread somewhat I have heard over the weekend that the Prince of Wales, the second of our superdupa carriers, is to have a name change and become the Ark Royal.
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2013, 05:05:37 pm »

LB


I had heard this rumour a few weeks, be nice if its true.


Also the fwd island has arrived in rosyth not sure when they plan on lifting it onto the vessel.
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2013, 06:28:40 pm »

Good news if true. Going to sea on a Duchy Original would really take the biscuit...
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2013, 11:17:24 am »

There is a report in the Portsmouth News to the effect that Ark Royal will be towed away sometime next month.
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/hms-ark-royal-to-leave-portsmouth-for-scrapyard-1-4997364
 
Has anyone any more details?
 
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2013, 11:21:51 am »

This is a first,
I actually agree with Mike Critchley in the article!!

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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2013, 12:57:24 pm »

Good news if true. Going to sea on a Duchy Original would really take the biscuit...

I agree,and if it is anything like duchy originals it would be overpriced as well!
 
Change the name to "RAMILLIES" Its not fair that Revenge and Royal Sovereign have been used when Rammy has more claim to fame than either of those!
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2013, 10:11:42 am »

Looks like the Ark will be departing Portsmouth at 11am on Monday 20th: http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php?topic=11902.0
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2013, 01:30:07 pm »

http://www.qhm.mod.uk/portsmouth/port/port-movements?shipaction=show&date=2013-05-18&days=3

Queens Harbour Master has it down for a 1pm departure, coinciding with slack water at 1:18pm, but get there for 11am cos they may just sneak out early!!
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2013, 08:59:14 pm »

Hi Bryan, I loaded her first consignment of Sea Darts to her in Plymouth Sound, I heard she had to be discharged 2 weeks latter for an emergency docking, apparently she was so badly hogged they thought she had broke her back. Turned out she had been lying empty so long that she had badly hogged and not broken her back !!
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2013, 10:58:16 pm »

Hi Bryan, I loaded her first consignment of Sea Darts to her in Plymouth Sound, I heard she had to be discharged 2 weeks latter for an emergency docking, apparently she was so badly hogged they thought she had broke her back. Turned out she had been lying empty so long that she had badly hogged and not broken her back !!

For the landlubbers amongst us  :embarrassed: can you explain what you mean by 'badly hogged'?  :-))
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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2013, 04:21:36 pm »

Saw her yesterday at the dock. She had the long distance tug in front of her with the tow line all ready. She looked sad

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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2013, 04:49:46 pm »

It says the deal is worth some 2.9m...


How much value in scrap can she have? because even I could of bought her and chopped her up and sold the lot..


So how much are the Turks making, taking into account a bit of slave labor of course (which is wrong).


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Re: Ark Royal scrapping
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2013, 09:12:11 pm »

I visited Portsmouth today to see the Ark's departure. My report and photos can be seen on the Model Boats Website http://www.modelboats.co.uk/
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