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HMS Edinburgh Sets Sail For Final Time

As dawn breaks over the home of the Royal Navy, a maritime veteran and the Royal Navy's last type 42 destroyer, prepares to set sail from...

As dawn breaks over the home of the Royal Navy, a maritime veteran and the Royal Navy's last type 42 destroyer, prepares to set sail from Portsmouth Harbour.  

Despite a campaign to save HMS Edinburgh and transform her into a museum, the ship will set sail on her final voyage to Turkey to be sold off for scrap.

HMS Edinburgh in the dock before departing for the final time today - being towed to a shipbreakers' yard in Turkey.

The former HMS Edinburgh, known as the ‘Fortress of the Sea’, was the largest of the destroyers but now faces a fate similar to those of its sister ships HMS Manchester and HMS Liverpool, both already sold for scrap.
 
The veteran of the destroyer fleet was launched in 1983 and her career included taking part in the second Gulf War, escorting helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and supporting Royal Marines ashore.
 
A social media campaign calling for the ship to be transformed into a museum failed to save her from scrapping.
HMS Edinburgh Sets Sail For Final Time
HMS Edinburgh Sets Sail For Final Time
 
 
 
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