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UK's new polar ship to be built in Britain; delivery scheduled for 2019

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 05:57 UTC
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The U.K. Government announced on Monday that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build the nation’s new £200 million polar research ship. The decision follows a 12-month competitive tender process that involved bids from companies in the U.K., Spain, Norway, Singapore and South Korea. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    Nice to see a British yard getting a contract for a change !!

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    V True Clyde

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Excellent news!

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Liverpool really needs this, great news.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I seem to recall they have budgeted for at least one more of these, in the next few years.

    Dammed useful bits of kit, by the look of it.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pcIV

    a ship built in britain?

    here we have some examples....

    “Slow, leaky, rusty: Britain's £10bn submarine beset by design flaws
    Exclusive: Royal Navy's HMS Astute 'has a V8 engine with a Morris Minor gearbox' ”

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @6 pcIV
    How is Argentina’s ice breaker doing these days, with this new ship the British may have an old one for sale.

    Would be cheaper than keep on paying a fortune to the Russians to deliver mail for you.

    Then again maybe not, Argy ships that don’t sink get abandoned anyway these days.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    There are other papers than the Guardian !!

    If you read about the next two subs. in this class, alterations and improvements have been made.

    Anyway, unlike Argentine vessels, the ice breaker is designed to stay ABOVE the water.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @8 Clyde

    There are indeed other papers in the UK than the Guardian, but none of them seem to be quite so consistently anti-British.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MK8 Torpedo

    HMS Astute has now completed 2 worldwide deployments.
    The Guardian article is years old.
    Weapons include cruise missiles with 1300 miles range.Spearfish torpedoes the fastest in the world.
    Argentine submarines never leave port and almost never move without a tugboat!

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    How many ships do Argentina build then? 50? 30?,10? 5? 0?

    If Astute is so bad why does Timmerman sh1t his pants if he suspects it to be anywhere near the South Atlantic?

    And if British subs are that bad, your 19 hour a year subs will be queuing up to attack it, won't they?

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MK8 Torpedo

    @6 Prize Cock the Fourth
    The Navy of Chille has SA,s most famous warship. Huascar was built by Lairds,an iron-clad turret ram.Survived the earthquake an Tsuname in 2010.Launched in 1865.Huascar is still afloat.
    Also built in this yard a famous nuclear submarine you may know it's famous for slotting the ARA General Belgrano.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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