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Falklands veteran’s last farewell

The Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship HMS Intrepid will next week make her final voyage

The Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Intrepid will next week make her final voyage – under tow from Portsmouth to the breakers yard. She is due to arrive at her destination, a recycling facility on Merseyside, on 12 September.

Intrepid played a major role in Britain’s operations during the Falklands war, taking part in amphibious assaults in San Carlos Water and Bluff Cove. The 12,000-tonne ship, which came under attack on several occasions, has been moored in Portsmouth Harbour since being decommissioned in 1999.

 

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