Dave, I am amazed ! Where do you get this material from? A travesty if it is sent off to the scrappers. Hopefully they shall elicit some real support. Perhaps they could approach Boris Johnson to support the cause. He seems to be a real maverick (if recent events are any judge) and could stir up a lot of interest if he was on board.
Sad if funding can't be raised for this. very sad. The UK has already lost the frigate HMS Plymouth, which fought in the Falklands War, being scrapped a couple of years ago after display for many years. Ships cost money to maintain, though. There's actually one more Great War Royal Navy survivor lurking at South Georgia in the South Atlantic; former HMT Viola, built as a trawler but saw service in the war as a patrol boat and minesweeper, seeing action against a U-boat. It sank in 2004, but was dragged ashore and sits intact near the port at Grytviken.
HMS President was originally named Saxifrage on commission.
Neat pictures, Planecrazy.
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