HMS Plymouth, the warship on which the Argentinean surrender at South Georgia was signed in 1982, has been on death row for six years in Vittoria Dock, after Birkenheads Historic Warships Trust closed. The ship is due to be sent to Turkey to be cut up for scrap metal. I know business is business but due to the historic nature of this ship and the recent Falklands Remembrance, the timing couldn't be worse!
Here are a few news articles, and a link to an government e-petition...
HM Government E-Petition:
Save Falklands Veteran HMS Plymouth - e-petitions
Plymouth Herald: (veteran campaigner disappointed at lack of response to petition - let's see if ARRSE can't change that hey?)
Fred sad at petition response | This is Plymouth
HMS Plymouth: Falklands frigate lies rusting as it awaits final voyage to scrapyard on 30th anniversary of war | Mail Online includes some great pictures
Liverpool Daily Post:
Campaigners in last ditch bid to save HMS Plymouth from scrapyard - Liverpool News - News - Liverpool Daily Post
Wirral remembrance service for historic warship (From Wirral Globe)
Service of thanksgiving and farewell held for HMS Plymouth (From Wirral Globe)