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    HMS Invincible being scrapped at Aliaga

    Some may have read the comments about the decommissioning of HMS Invincible in the Daily Mail, but they have been repeated here in HDN. Royal Navy commander slams gov’t for dumping royal ship in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review What I find fascinating and sad are the photos of...
  2. jandj

    HMS Ark Royal

    Former Royal Navy flagship Ark Royal will soon join HMS Invincible at the Turkish port of Aliaga, near Yeni Foca, north of Izmir. The ships, will be scrapped in the port, where engineers turn them into thousands of one metre square blocks of steel.
  3. rosewall1

    Cocktails on HMS Chatham

    Yesterday we were lucky enough to be invited to a cocktail party given by the Captain of HMS Chatham which some of you might have noticed moored at the new port in Bodrum. (He must have known it was my birthday). Lots of lovely free booze, nibbles and good conversation. The Captain can be proud...
  4. J

    Conversation overheard on the deck of HMS Victory:

    Just before battle...... Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy." Hardy: "Aye, aye sir." Nelson: "Hold on, that's not what I dictated to Flags. What's the meaning of this?" Hardy: "Sorry sir?" Nelson (reading aloud): "England expects every person to do his or her duty, regardless of race, gender...
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