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HMS Endurance up for sale; she never recovered from the 2008 accident

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 08:52 UTC
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The Royal Navy has put its Ice Patrol ship, HMS Endurance, up for sale. The icebreaker served as the Royal Navy ice patrol ship between 1991 and 2008 before an accident during routine maintenance destroyed a large part of her equipment. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    Offer it to the Argentine Navy - this vessel is probably in a better state of repair than all their ships!

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    You beat me to it, gordo1!
    Cash first, in full. No credit or time-payment.
    Pounds or US Dollars,
    No pesos, Zimbabwe dollars or any other form of mickey mouse money.

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “an error during routine maintenance on a sea suction strainer that nearly sank the ship.”

    So that did it for all the electrical plant for a start, now wonder it needs 'considerable' investment.

    And again, Chile came to the rescue!

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    In July 2007 the United Kingdom offered Endurance to supply Argentine Antarctic bases

    Boy, the thing we do for Argentina..

    and their still not grateful.

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    Was this the ship that ended, burned, in Puerto Belgrano for assitance and help? It was the first RN ship in argentine territory after the war and it was the only one since them.....

    Only one RN ship in 33 years !!!!

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    As far as I know she sits in Portsmouth.

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Writing about not being grateful......

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Are they ever.

    Sep 08th, 2015 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    A good ship for sale!


    Sep 09th, 2015 - 06:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Dear Argentina,

    As with 1982, we are withdrawing Endurance.

    Fortunately we do not have the assehole Knott withdrawing it but a rare Navy cock up.

    However if you wish to party, we have for your entertainment, HMS Protector, a River class vessel and there's usually something else afloat to greet you.

    And according to Gollum there is always a submarine present .

    We look forward to exchanging Klaxons.


    The UK

    Sep 10th, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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