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Posted by John Shearer on October 29, 2018, 11:12 am, in reply to "Todays Header.
Correct Eddy. HMS Cardiff
Construction started: 6th November 1972 (Barrow.)
Launched: 22nd February 1974.
The build was interrupted by a labour shortage at Vickers. To solve this problem, she was towed to Swan Hunter's Hawthorn Leslie yard in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear and completed there.
Commissioned 24th September 1979
Decommissioned in July 2005, and sent to Turkey for scrapping.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org