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Four Royal Navy Frigates in Portsmouth Harbour to ...

Four Royal Navy Frigates in Portsmouth Harbour to be Scrapped

Sad to hear this morning that a decision has been made by the MOD to scrap the four mothballed frigates currently moored up in Portsmouth Harbour. The four Type 22 ships HMS Cumberland, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Chatham and HMS Cornwall have become a local landmark in the harbour and can be seen clearly from Gosport, Portsdown Hill and the M275 but will be leaving for scrapyards in the Autumn. There has been talk by a fair few people about how one of them could have been scuppered in the Solent to create a diving attraction or even a surf reef for Southsea Beach but it seems that will be a wish yet to be fulfilled.

These photos were taken on a Strong Island Clothing Co shoot last summer and give a closer look to the four craft.

Four Royal Navy Frigates in Portsmouth Harbour to be Scapped (1)

Four Royal Navy Frigates in Portsmouth Harbour to be Scapped (2)

Four Royal Navy Frigates in Portsmouth Harbour to be Scapped (3)

Four Royal Navy Frigates in Portsmouth Harbour to be Scapped (4)


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