HMS CORNWALL F99

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HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by Francis GIB » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:56 pm

BAY/HARBOUR - 190411: Last visit to Gibraltar by this Type 22 Frigate. Returned to UK today (22 APRIL) for decommissioning.

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by Francis GIB » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:35 pm

GIBRALTAR - 220411: Homeward-bound...gracious enough to pass by my window - Thank you and Bon Voyage!

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by E28 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:15 pm

Well Francis, these are probably your final shots of any Batch 3 type 22 there at Gib.
Over the years i expect you have quite a library for
Cornwall
Cumberland
Chatham
Campbeltown
However, let us not say never.
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by Francis GIB » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:12 am

Thanks Sean - the "librarian" is really Daniel who has amassed quite a collection on anything that floats, and not just Gib! I am rather a newcomer to photography although I have always been interested in everything connected with the sea. As said, Daniel is the real artist in ships-collections!

Sad about the impending demise of these powerful warships. At least, in the case of Gibraltar, we have been very privileged to have seen and welcomed the Royal Navy (and Allies) over the years stretching back to Admiral Nelson's time. Indeed, as far back as I can remember, there were facilities for warships the size of VANGUARD, as well as a special cradle to dock SSNs. In the late 60s and 70s, we always had a frigate ( HARDY - and later Leanders- as an example) and a minesweeper (in those days!) of the TON class in annual maintenance...plus of course the number of other vessels that kept coming alongside for minor defects. This was everyday life in the Dockyard, where every eventuality was catered for, from Shipwrights to Boilermakers, from Coppersmiths to Caulker Riveters. Alas, these are no more in Gib. Still, I still have the memories...

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by Daniel GIB » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:31 pm

Arriving in Gibraltar on the 19th April.

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by Deepol » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:55 pm

HMS CORNWALL on trials in 1987 and in model form.
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At Renfrew coming back from trials in October 1987.
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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by vanguard » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:00 pm

Sold to Swansea dry docks for breaking up . . Rest to go to Turkey.
Keith Reed.

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by Robert » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:35 pm

Rest to go to Turkey.
Thanks Keith.
Would be grateful to hear the details when known.

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Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Post by BRIAN MURPHY » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:46 pm

HMS Cornwall due at Swansea for demolition around 26th October,under tow of tug Neptun 10.Strange to see her in those great photos from Gib.earlier in the post,being assisted by the ex Swansea tug Egerton.

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