Discussion in 'Everything else Heritage' started by gmhatter, Jun 9, 2009.
Drove past her at the weekend; how long before she dissolves completely?
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:
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.
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...
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.
Asbestos (I'm not afraid to say it! ) would be a massive issue, Bob. Even scrapping it will be a very expensive undertaking, for that very reason
Apparently, the graffiti that was holding together the starboard side required shoring up, so the Duke is now carrying a new livery:
Report from the Daily Post here:
I'm always reminded of this, when talking about preserving ships...
(Hope the link works)
It didn't ...
That must have needed a lot of sample pots.
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