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HMS Edinburgh sets sail for scrap in Turkey
A HISTORIC Navy destroyer left Britain for the last time to be sold for scrap in Turkey after a campaign to turn it into tourist attraction in Edinburgh ended in failure. It had been hoped that HMS Edinburgh, the last of the Royal Navy’s Type 42 destroyers, would find a new home in Leith. But after proposed costs for the venture were deemed too high, the ship – the largest in its class – was sold to a Turkish scrap merchant, a fate which befell her sister ships, HMS Manchester and HMS Liverpool. Maritime enthusiasts and members of the Navy gathered yesterday afternoon to bid the 463ft vessel a final farewell as it set sail from Portsmouth.
Female RN officer found dead on HMS Edinburgh
A FEMALE Royal Navy officer has been found dead on one of the fleet’s destroyers. Lieutenant Sara Hellawell, 26, who lived in Southsea, was found dead in her cabin by crew mates on board HMS Edinburgh on Thursday. The Type 42 destroyer – known in the navy as the Fortress of the Sea – was alongside at Luanda Port in Angola, Africa, when Lt Hellawell’s body was discovered. Reports suggested she took her own life but the navy said the circumstances are under investigation. The Portsmouth-based warship is due to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa, today and Lt Hellawell’s body will be repatriated to the UK.Upload News