Thursday, 18 June 2009
HMS Plymouth was built at Devonport Dockyard, in her namesake city of Plymouth, and was launched by Viscountess Astor on 20 July 1959
She had an interesting career but is probably best remembered for the part she played during the Falklands war in 1982,she was attacked and badly damaged by the Argentine air force.
After her decommissioning in 1988 she was brought to the Clyde,sadly things never worked out for her and she has been to a few ports in search of a permanent home,her preservation is still in the balance.
I took these picture in 1982,and still recall viewing the scars she obtained during the Falkland war.