A Sad Day

HMS Prince of Wales LB02

Sad news, the final Prince of Wales block was rolled out.

Sad news because it marks the end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth, or perhaps more accurately, the end of the BAE shipyard. The BBC have reported that the yard will be taken over by the MoD by the end of the year with disposal to one of a number of interested parties soon after.

I think people always knew this would happen, TOBA meant consolidation of construction facilities and the obvious choice was Scotland, whatever the political dimension.

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Here are a few picture from BAE

HMS Prince of Wales LB02
HMS Prince of Wales LB02
HMS Prince of Wales LB02
HMS Prince of Wales LB02
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