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Colin Bishop

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Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:47:17 pm »

Picked up this link on another site. Having clambered all over one of these giants it would indeed be a shame if they were to both be destroyed.

https://www.change.org/p/homes-and-communities-agency-save-the-princess-anne-the-last-remaining-srn4-hovercraft-for-the-nation

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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 11:58:03 pm »

hi colin
i travel on it several time
but hay colin
 were are you going to put it ????????
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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 11:59:49 pm »

Martin should have some spare space now after his clear-out last year !!

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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 03:06:13 am »

 
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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 04:23:04 pm »

Just signed the petition. Hope she gets saved, I didn't visit Dover until after they had retired and wished I had.
I bought my Dad a book for Christmas about the HoverLloyd story and how they were designed and operated the SRN.4- Dad was truly impressed and wished he had the chance to go on board when they were in service.
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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 04:25:40 pm »

Who out of interest owns the two SRN4's as it was my understanding it was not the Museum , They were just on Loan. ?.

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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 07:00:25 pm »

I never went on an SRN4, but I worked on a RN SRN5 for six months. Pete
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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 07:10:17 pm »

Some information here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR.N4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wensley_Haydon-Baillie

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As the engines have all been removed , you would have thought he would just give the Museum the Hovercraft.

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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 08:40:54 pm »

hi colin
i travel on it several time
but hay colin
 were are you going to put it ????????


were they are now will be a fine home for them .


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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 08:58:32 pm »

Can anyone confirm or correct my memory that I used to see one laid up and slowly being taken to pieces on Wooton Creek, Isle of Wight, in a yard just behind the Fishbourne Ferry Terminal?  I used to sail there regularly and seem to remember this from around the mid 90s.
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Re: Last SRN4 Hovercraft at risk of being broken up.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 07:50:49 pm »

The problem is the museum wants them, but the land next to the museum on which they are kept has been sold or going to be by a quango, to a land developer for housing. Its a Tory council like mine and our local council has declared it wants to build on all green spaces to comply with the Governments demand for new house builds.
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