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Duke of Lancaster

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by gmhatter, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Drove past her at the weekend; how long before she dissolves completely?
     
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    Coincidentally, D of L is featured in the Daily Post this week; a new series of images of the interiors, plus video footage - link to newspaper's website here:

    http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/inside-duke-lancaster--ghost-11411111

    A tribute to her builders that she's still the shape of a ship, if not shipshape (compared to, for example, PS Ryde) - but am thinking the rather delicate innards would soon be lost once the decks do finally melt.

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    I see what the problem is - one of Lord Kelvin's Balls is painted the wrong colour! (Fellow salty types should 'get' that ;) )

    But seriously, what a fascinating and tantalising shot of some very old marine equipment. There's a fair amount of non-ferrous metals to be seen there; I hope that the metal fairies can be kept away...
     
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    Plus there's a rather important bit missing !
    I was having a look at her from across the Dee during our evening walk on Wednesday & thinking that the only way she's leaving there will be on the back of scrap lorries.
    Judging by her age & the length of time she's been there I would imagine there is a huge amount of a******s on board, which would make the cost of restoration or internal alterations prohibitive.

    Bob.
     
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    Asbestos (I'm not afraid to say it! :D ) would be a massive issue, Bob. Even scrapping it will be a very expensive undertaking, for that very reason :Googleit:
     
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    I'm always reminded of this, when talking about preserving ships...
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    (Hope the link works)
     
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    It didn't ...
     
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    Breaks my heart. As a young PC in the BTP @ Heysham 1970 - '73 I saw her several times a week and sailed in her a fair few times too. I'd rather see her turned to razor blades than suffer this way.
     
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    Go into the Engine Room and I suspect the Asbestos would send you off to be a Zombie
     
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    Impressive drone footage.

     
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