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London honours HMS Edinburgh, the last of the Type 42 destroyers

Wednesday, May 8th 2013 - 23:33 UTC
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Royal Navy Veteran destroyer HMS Edinburgh and giant helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious brought London to a halt on Wednesday as they glided down the River Thames. HMS Edinburgh is the last of the Type 42 destroyers and is on her first stop on a round-Britain farewell tour which ends nearly 30 years of service. Read full article


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  • toooldtodieyoung

    We salute you!!!

    I can not begin to thank you and your brave and steadfast ships company for their brave and tireless devotion to their duty.

    You can go now, have a well deserved retirement, we will never forget you.

    May 09th, 2013 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Solid ships.

    May 09th, 2013 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    We owe a lot to these men and ships..

    May 09th, 2013 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    I served on a 42 and they are solid dependable ships if not now long in the tooth hence their retirement. It seems in the UK ships get to retire very gracefully, in Argentina, they sink them in their own docks....

    42's did a good job and are now replaced by the truly magnificent 45's.

    May 09th, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Livin_for_a_better_Uruguay

    Is the HMS edinburgh and the HMS Illustrious up for buy? If so, give Uruguay a call and see if we can take them and put them to good use.

    May 09th, 2013 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    The Chilean Navy's flagship is the Almirante Williams, a type 22 that is the former HMS Sheffield that we acquired from the UK ten years ago. She's being lovingly maintained.

    May 10th, 2013 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    @6 She was originally to be named HMS Bruiser but it was changed in honour of the previous Sheffield sunk in 1982.

    May 10th, 2013 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Aparently CFK has already demanded all decomisioned royal navy ships as a right,

    and will lobby the UN if we dont hand them over..

    May 10th, 2013 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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