Where ships go to die

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by stickybomb, Feb 6, 2009.

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  1. Don't think this has been flagged up before (did a search, no results) so here's a quick BBC photo essay on the world's largest dry dock and the end awaiting the French aircraft carrier, Clemenceau. [Linky]
  2. They should have sent that Carrier to this place CLICKY They don't seem to be too fussed about asbestos and any other toxic waste for that matter
    Just found a video on YouTube LINKY
    Somewhere there's a video on the steel production from the scrap. There are Mateys running around in flip-flops as the red hot steel rebar snakes past their toes.
  3. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    The Clemenceau has had quite a tour to the Far east and back looking for somewhere to die. All the old steam-driven ships (like the lately departed HMSs Fearless and Intrepid) had asbestos lagging on the pipework.

  4. I'm off to Hartlepool to film her arrival and the subsequent stink kicked up by GreenPeace.

    Any good pubs up that way?
  5. Are there any good pubs left up,down,right or left in the U.K?.(Be carefull they don't hang you as a frog spy). :lol:
  6. I don't want to be too technical but the Clemenceau was decommissioned on 25 September,1997. Ever since, it has been known as the coque (hull) Q790 in the FR Navy.
  7. think the indians have reluctantly been told ordered about the enviroment personally don't think assorted 3rd world choggies should die horribly so that western junk can be disposed off on the cheap.