HMS Southampton and Ark Royal for sale on auction website

Daily Echo: HMS Southampton HMS Southampton

HMS SOUTHAMPTON is just one of a number of former Royal Navy vessels that have been put up for sale on the Internet.

The Type-42 Destroyer has been put up for auction alongside former flagship HMS Ark Royal as the MoD looks to make as the most from a number of decommissioned vessels.

Just last week, HMS Invincible, sister of Ark Royal, was also sold on the site, to be broken up in Turkey.

Although the Ark Royal could also be sold for its scrap metal, other proposals for it include a commercial heliport in London as well as a base for special forces to provide security at next year's Olympic Games.

And a move could be made to turn it into a nightclub and school in China.

Bidders have until 10am on June 13 to put their tenders forward for the ship.

The website edisposals.com is run by the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) arm of the MoD which has a budget of £14 billion to equip the UK's armed forces.

Also on sale on the site are two other Type-42 destroyers HMS Exeter and HMS Nottingham.

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2:36pm Mon 28 Mar 11

allsaintsnocurves says...

Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London.

A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc.

If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it. allsaintsnocurves
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2:36pm Mon 28 Mar 11

J.K. says...

No doubt the Echo will bid for this Iconic Landmark Treasure on behalf of the City
No doubt the Echo will bid for this Iconic Landmark Treasure on behalf of the City J.K.
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2:56pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Mavis Barlow says...

I was interested in purchasing these vessels for my own business venture – ‘Aqua-Paintball Extreme!’, but the link to the website is dead and I image the P&P will be ridiculously expensive. So I’m not going to bother.

I’ll put all of my money and energy into purchasing disused mineshafts instead, for my other business idea called ‘Underground Bungee-Jumping Extreme!’
I was interested in purchasing these vessels for my own business venture – ‘Aqua-Paintball Extreme!’, but the link to the website is dead and I image the P&P will be ridiculously expensive. So I’m not going to bother. I’ll put all of my money and energy into purchasing disused mineshafts instead, for my other business idea called ‘Underground Bungee-Jumping Extreme!’ Mavis Barlow
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5:22pm Mon 28 Mar 11

soton1980 says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London.

A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc.

If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building. soton1980
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5:35pm Mon 28 Mar 11

cyber_fug says...

soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote:
Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London.

A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc.

If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
[quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ??? cyber_fug
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5:44pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Maybush Lad says...

cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton.

Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
[quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate. Maybush Lad
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6:00pm Mon 28 Mar 11

The Watcher says...

I do wonder if there could be any way to get HMS Southampton berthed in the City of its adopted name and the City where she was built.
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Obviously, these may not be the best times to go hunting for money to blow, but I do wonder if there is there any way to get this to work???
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I certainly think it could add some much needed kudos to a City somewhat struggling with decent attractions.
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PS Have to agree 100% about the posts regarding the Titanic Museum being in the wrong place!!!! It needed to be somewhere near the Old Town or adjacent to The Docks, not up at the top end of the town!!!!!!!!
I do wonder if there could be any way to get HMS Southampton berthed in the City of its adopted name and the City where she was built. . . Obviously, these may not be the best times to go hunting for money to blow, but I do wonder if there is there any way to get this to work??? . . I certainly think it could add some much needed kudos to a City somewhat struggling with decent attractions. . . PS Have to agree 100% about the posts regarding the Titanic Museum being in the wrong place!!!! It needed to be somewhere near the Old Town or adjacent to The Docks, not up at the top end of the town!!!!!!!! The Watcher
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6:37pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Lone Ranger says...

Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton.

Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative.
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SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
[quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat. Lone Ranger
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7:55pm Mon 28 Mar 11

southy says...

Lone Ranger wrote:
Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton.

Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative.
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SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
nice one linesman.

allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII.

How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.[/p][/quote]nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition. southy
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7:56pm Mon 28 Mar 11

southy says...

sorry Lone Ranger not Linesman
sorry Lone Ranger not Linesman southy
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8:10pm Mon 28 Mar 11

cyber_fug says...

southy wrote:
Lone Ranger wrote:
Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton.

Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative.
.
SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
nice one linesman.

allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII.

How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.
How far did they get ?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.[/p][/quote]nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.[/p][/quote]How far did they get ? cyber_fug
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9:40pm Mon 28 Mar 11

S Pance says...

£1m for HMS Southampton is less than the value of the steel in her, as far as I can work out.

Yes, there'd obviously be a cost associated with dismantling her but the upshot is if someone (eg The Council) bought her for £1m they couldn't really lose.

Remember also that the price of steel is rising all the time so buying the ship could be a very shrewd investment, long term..
£1m for HMS Southampton is less than the value of the steel in her, as far as I can work out. Yes, there'd obviously be a cost associated with dismantling her but the upshot is if someone (eg The Council) bought her for £1m they couldn't really lose. Remember also that the price of steel is rising all the time so buying the ship could be a very shrewd investment, long term.. S Pance
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10:46pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Scrutinizer says...

southy wrote:
Lone Ranger wrote:
Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.
"...Titanic Expedition"?!!! I think you'll find it's called an exhibition! There's just a 'slight' difference in the meaning between the two words! Oh well, close but no ciggaro, I'm afraid... Comment code word on here 'trip-ride'! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.[/p][/quote]nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.[/p][/quote]"...Titanic Expedition"?!!! I think you'll find it's called an exhibition! There's just a 'slight' difference in the meaning between the two words! Oh well, close but no ciggaro, I'm afraid... Comment code word on here 'trip-ride'! ;-) Scrutinizer
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11:12pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Linesman says...

cyber_fug wrote:
southy wrote:
Lone Ranger wrote:
Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.
How far did they get ?
I'm afraid you are up the creek Southy as I had not made a comment.

However, I do think that if the City Council were to scrap the plans for a Titanic Museum at the Civic Centre and turn HMS Southampton into a floating Titanic Museum, they would not only save money, but would also have the museum in the area identified with the Titanic.

Will they do it?

Of course not!

They will just wait until they are in opposition and moan about an opportunity that was missed.
[quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.[/p][/quote]nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.[/p][/quote]How far did they get ?[/p][/quote]I'm afraid you are up the creek Southy as I had not made a comment. However, I do think that if the City Council were to scrap the plans for a Titanic Museum at the Civic Centre and turn HMS Southampton into a floating Titanic Museum, they would not only save money, but would also have the museum in the area identified with the Titanic. Will they do it? Of course not! They will just wait until they are in opposition and moan about an opportunity that was missed. Linesman
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10:44am Tue 29 Mar 11

lemsip says...

Ive put my bid of 3.50pounds in, im higgest bidder so far so fingers crossed.
Postage and packageing is a bit steep though
Ive put my bid of 3.50pounds in, im higgest bidder so far so fingers crossed. Postage and packageing is a bit steep though lemsip
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11:42am Tue 29 Mar 11

MSK says...

It's strange how the same people angry over cuts to public services on another forum, are all for SCC spending £1m on an old battleship. The reason it's for sale is because the government do not have the money to keep it for its primary purpose, as a battleship.
It's strange how the same people angry over cuts to public services on another forum, are all for SCC spending £1m on an old battleship. The reason it's for sale is because the government do not have the money to keep it for its primary purpose, as a battleship. MSK
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11:58am Tue 29 Mar 11

DCM says...

MSK wrote:
It's strange how the same people angry over cuts to public services on another forum, are all for SCC spending £1m on an old battleship. The reason it's for sale is because the government do not have the money to keep it for its primary purpose, as a battleship.
That's the hypocrisy of the lefties for you.....
[quote][p][bold]MSK[/bold] wrote: It's strange how the same people angry over cuts to public services on another forum, are all for SCC spending £1m on an old battleship. The reason it's for sale is because the government do not have the money to keep it for its primary purpose, as a battleship.[/p][/quote]That's the hypocrisy of the lefties for you..... DCM
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12:13pm Tue 29 Mar 11

Scrutinizer says...

Unfortunately there's no room in my bath for either of 'em, what with the rubber duck and the...
Unfortunately there's no room in my bath for either of 'em, what with the rubber duck and the... Scrutinizer
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1:35pm Tue 29 Mar 11

allsaintsnocurves says...

southy wrote:
Lone Ranger wrote:
Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.
Just because you know the history of the HMS Belfast doesn't mean everyone else does...people go on tours on it just to see what a real war ship is like inside etc...when on board they can find out how it was used during D-day landings.

I'd still board the HMS Southampton if i could but I wouldn't walk off thinking it was rubbish as it hadn't started anything during D-day! The longer time goes on the more these will become historical attractions for the new generations...It would be short sighted to overlook...and Southampton has been looking for a wow factor...maybe they could also fit the battleship with green lasers! With all the water around Southampton there has to be a location for it...
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.[/p][/quote]nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.[/p][/quote]Just because you know the history of the HMS Belfast doesn't mean everyone else does...people go on tours on it just to see what a real war ship is like inside etc...when on board they can find out how it was used during D-day landings. I'd still board the HMS Southampton if i could but I wouldn't walk off thinking it was rubbish as it hadn't started anything during D-day! The longer time goes on the more these will become historical attractions for the new generations...It would be short sighted to overlook...and Southampton has been looking for a wow factor...maybe they could also fit the battleship with green lasers! With all the water around Southampton there has to be a location for it... allsaintsnocurves
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1:35pm Tue 29 Mar 11

southy says...

Linesman wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
southy wrote:
Lone Ranger wrote:
Maybush Lad wrote:
cyber_fug wrote:
soton1980 wrote:
allsaintsnocurves wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.
Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.
As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???
I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.
Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.
nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.
How far did they get ?
I'm afraid you are up the creek Southy as I had not made a comment.

However, I do think that if the City Council were to scrap the plans for a Titanic Museum at the Civic Centre and turn HMS Southampton into a floating Titanic Museum, they would not only save money, but would also have the museum in the area identified with the Titanic.

Will they do it?

Of course not!

They will just wait until they are in opposition and moan about an opportunity that was missed.
yes i know linesman i did correct myself in the post under neath.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maybush Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cyber_fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Southampton this is a great oportunity to get a tourist attraction down by the waterfront like the HMS Belfast is very successfully in London. A restaurant could be built on board, conference rooms, hired out for parties etc. If it had a permanent place by Mayflower park for instance larger cruise ships could always moor alongside it.[/p][/quote]Great idea. It would also steal Portsmouth's thunder somewhat when it comes to naval attractions. Ark Royal in particular would be a real coup for the city and would certainly become a major attraction (just look at how many people attended the open day on her before she was decommissioned). Sadly it is highly unlikely to happen as Southampton City Council rarely has the ambition to act on opportunities such as this. Instead we're lumbered with a Titanic museum which will be in the wrong location and which will probably turn out to be a complete eyesore on the side of a listed building.[/p][/quote]As much as I think it's a good idea....can you imagine the outcry if SCC were spend upwards of £1m in doing this ???[/p][/quote]I agree with the above sentiments, I also would like to see HMS Southampton become a permanent resident in Southampton. Sadly I have to agree with cyber_fug, I don't think it's likely to happen in this current economic climate.[/p][/quote]Dont be so negative. . SCC could buy HMS Southampton for £1m and in 12 months time sell it back to the Govt when they realise that the defence cuts are doomed to failure and are puting our Country under great threat.[/p][/quote]nice one linesman. allsaintsnocurves HMS Belfast has a history that people will be interested in, It was the ship that started the D-day landings, by firing the first rounds to signal that D-Day has started in WWII. How many of you had noticed that the Woolhouse has been doing a Titanic Expedition.[/p][/quote]How far did they get ?[/p][/quote]I'm afraid you are up the creek Southy as I had not made a comment. However, I do think that if the City Council were to scrap the plans for a Titanic Museum at the Civic Centre and turn HMS Southampton into a floating Titanic Museum, they would not only save money, but would also have the museum in the area identified with the Titanic. Will they do it? Of course not! They will just wait until they are in opposition and moan about an opportunity that was missed.[/p][/quote]yes i know linesman i did correct myself in the post under neath. southy
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