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Falkland Islands’ long standing friend, HMS Edinburgh returns to Portsmouth for decommission

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 - 16:30 UTC
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Edinburgh, the Royal Navy's last remaining Type 42 destroyer, returned to Portsmouth from her final deployment last week. The 30 year old warship has spent the past 6 months patrolling the Atlantic and over the years has been in several assignments in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Read full article


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  • Conor J

    Goodbye old girl, I believe that all maritime enthusiasts will surely miss the 'Fortress of the seas.'

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Decommissioned? But what about Britain's militarisation of the South Atlantic?

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    It still floats and can still fight!

    I bet Putridjelly wanted it for his fleet. Well he would have ONE ship he could send out to sea until his 'technicians' managed to sink it at the dockside.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    Sad to see her go... hope she has a happy retirement.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Hopefully our Chilean navy will buy her as we have others in the past.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Shame yet another one go,

    The world is getting more violent,
    But hey,, we have 6 minus 4 to help out,

    One has to wonder who are pulling Cameron’s strings,

    But time will tell,
    We aint going anywhere.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @5 She, York and Gloucester are for sale, hope you do buy them and then sail up and down the Argentine coast showing off, Im sure you'd look after them unlike your close neighbours. Farewell Fortress of the Seas

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Rest easy now old girl!!! Take a well earn retirement after such a long and successful service... You and your sisters are sorely missed.

    Rest now, and be safe in the knowledge that you will always be remember as the “Fortress of the Seas”

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @8 well said, still didn't like the garden wall on foc'sle though upset the sleek lines

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    An article about an RN ship being decommissioned, and our resident (non)Dover based RN officer has not commented?

    Not like any RN guys I've ever met. It's almost as if he was not really RN (or maybe even does not exist).

    Come on Think, you've slipped again.

    Apr 03rd, 2013 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Ex RN here and served on a few 42's.

    Goodbye to the gray steely warrior of death. When you upset the British this was what would appear in your waters and now, superseded by the truly stunning 45's which one alone can turn a whole area into a no-fly zone. A single 45 can do the work of 5 type 42's which is quite phenomenal.

    The 45's are best of British engineering and are currently the most capable air defense destroyers in the world.

    We have a lot to be proud of.

    Apr 03rd, 2013 - 07:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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