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The last surviving Battle of the Atlantic destroyer of Captain Jonnie Walker's U-Boat Hunter-Killer escort group,based in Liverpool has moved a step closer to retuning to the Mersey as a permanent memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic.H.M.S Whimbrel is hoping to make a return in 2006. :cheers:

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This is brilliant news, this ships' wartime service is exceptional, when you consider the millions of lottery pounds wasted on complete shite, this ship should be wrapped in cotton wool and brought home tomorrow!!!






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I've been waiting for something to happen on this for years now so as you can imagine I'm well pleased.It'll look stunning on it's Waterfront location and be a permanent reminder of all those brave souls that kept this country fed,without them we would have crumbled.It will be restored to its original state and will add another tourist attraction/memorial to what's going to be a very busy place in the future.Roll on 2006.The longest running battle of WW2 will finally be recognised and honoured in an appropriate way but it's just a pity so many of the survivors won't be around to see this happen.
 

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How about using this ship as the so called Fourth Grace.
It would look great in a dry dock next to the POL building.
It would look completely different but not out of place. :cheers:
 

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Accura_Preston said:
So its not going to the Historic Warships museum in Birkenhead? :(
If you have more that 2 brain cells, try and read up on the history of this ship and the historic warships over in Birkenhead. You might just realise the differances between the Battle of the Atlantic and the Falklands War and ponder on your stupid post . :bash:

What I would love to see is that German U-Boat over in Birkenhead also moored adjacent to HMS Whimbrel. The Johnny Walker Memorial should also be moved from the Pier Head to Canning Dock.

Lets hope that she is safely moored by 2006 and at long last we have a permanent memorial to all who fought at sea.
 

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Sod that! Get her kitted out, re-arm the sonofabitch and whip her down the ship canal to bring those lovable Mancs down a peg or two!! :D
 

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The Daily Post said that she is probably going to be transported to Liverpool on a heavy lift barge, rather than being towed all the way from Alexandria. On arrival in Liverpool, she will undergo some restoration in Canada Dock before being moved to a permanent home in Canning Dock. She should be returned to Liverpool next year.

She is presently owned by the Egyptian navy and is known as the Tariq. Apparently she is in good condition but will undergo a full survey before her return.

Great news anyway. The Battle of the Atlantic was probably the most important battle that Britain has ever fought. Without the Atlantic convoys, our country would have been starved into submission. It's terrible to think of how many people lost their lives in that battle and how many Liverpool ships went to the bottom.
 

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Paul D said:
The last surviving Battle of the Atlantic destroyer of Captain Jonnie Walker's U-Boat Hunter-Killer escort group,based in Liverpool has moved a step closer to retuning to the Mersey as a permanent memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic.H.M.S Whimbrel is hoping to make a return in 2006. :cheers:

Whimbrel to Return
Thats great news, an important Liverpool ship back home, to Grace the Mersey. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Three cheers for those people who fought for us.
 

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Martin S said:
The Daily Post said that she is probably going to be transported to Liverpool on a heavy lift barge, rather than being towed all the way from Alexandria. On arrival in Liverpool, she will undergo some restoration in Canada Dock before being moved to a permanent home in Canning Dock. She should be returned to Liverpool next year.

She is presently owned by the Egyptian navy and is known as the Tariq. Apparently she is in good condition but will undergo a full survey before her return.

Great news anyway. The Battle of the Atlantic was probably the most important battle that Britain has ever fought. Without the Atlantic convoys, our country would have been starved into submission. It's terrible to think of how many people lost their lives in that battle and how many Liverpool ships went to the bottom.
Great news about the Whimbrel. I've (dodgy) access to Canada Dry Docks, so looking forward to taking a few piccies. Regarding the Battle of the Atlantic, why was the Mersey celebrations in 2003 the final one? I know it was the 60th Anniversary, but so what? Why not a 70th, 80th etc? It was a cracking day, with ships from the Netherlands, Belgium(!!), Russia, France, Germany, Norway and Poland on the Mersey. Shame the Whimbrel never made it in time.
 

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Great news about the Whimbrel. I've (dodgy) access to Canada Dry Docks, so looking forward to taking a few piccies. Regarding the Battle of the Atlantic, why was the Mersey celebrations in 2003 the final one? I know it was the 60th Anniversary, but so what? Why not a 70th, 80th etc? It was a cracking day, with ships from the Netherlands, Belgium(!!), Russia, France, Germany, Norway and Poland on the Mersey. Shame the Whimbrel never made it in time.
Think it was because they thought by the time the 70th came along everyone who took part in it would more or less be dead.....
 

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The last remaining warship from the battle of the atlantic has been declared in good enough condition to return to Liverpool.

H.M.S Whimbrel. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
 

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Paul D said:
The last remaining warship from the battle of the atlantic has been declared in good enough condition to return to Liverpool.

H.M.S Whimbrel. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Excellent news that an `Icon` against tyranny is to be saved!

If anyone has the time they should read the names of the ships etc on the "Official War Memorial / Monument" to the "Merchant Seamen" which is at the Pier Head and close to where the memorial to "Captain Johnnie Walker" was relocated to also at the Pier Head - having previously been in a small park along Great Howard Street - part of the "Atlantic gateway" redevelopment for North Liverpool and Bootle.

IMO "The Battle of the Atlantic" should always be celebrated - "Captain Jonnie Walker" and his men saved these Islands from peril even more than Lord Nelson......so lets here it for a postumus "Lord Johnnie Walker" although he may not thank us for the accolade even if it was offered.

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
 
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