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Report - Royal Navy minesweeper vessel HMS Bronington May 2011



Degenatron

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Another of my reports I have been sitting on for a while. First of all I have to say that I can't take the credit for the planning side of this explore so thanks to Ste from Wikiwirral for inviting me along.

A brief history (from wikipedia).

HMS Bronington is a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 March 1953. This mahogany-hulled minesweeper is one of the last of the "wooden walls" (wooden-hulled naval vessels).

After being decommissioned from service, the ship was purchased in January 1989 by the Bronington Trust, a registered charity, whose patron Charles, Prince of Wales commanded this vessel in 1976.


For some time, the ship was berthed in the historic Manchester Ship Canal at Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, England. In 2002, she became part of the collection of the Warship Preservation Trust and moored at Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Since the closure of the Warship Preservation Trust, she remains in storage, alongside the Rothesay-class frigate HMS Plymouth, at Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead.

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A couple of exterior shots

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This was a model of the ship from its days at the historic war ship museum.

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I was experimenting with colour filters on the torch.

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Care had to be taken when outside as the ship...

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Sonar screens I think?.

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I bet Prince Charles never had to eat that shit.

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The smell was unbearable in this room. Someone, god only knows who had taken a huge dump in the middle of the floor prior to our arrival.

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Thanks for looking.
 

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