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Nick Johns
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Its still not to late ! it may be sunk but the scrap mans torch has not had its way yet . True it's now more complicated needing to be refloated before it can be saved , but IF someone or some group can be found to supply the money It CAN be and should BE saved !!!

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Lets hope this step in saving the ship wont result in more damage from corrosion now that it has been raised than what would happen if it was still submerged as it says it may be a number of years while it is inspected and plans and money sought before any serious work is done .

What I m saying it it should be in a controlled environment and have treatments started that would start the process of removing the sediments and salts that have affected every inch of the ship if its only raised and left to the elements it could quickly rust beyond being saved.

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These guys have a lot of experience in ship preservation - don't forget, they're the same people that look after HMS Victory, the M33 and others and have just restored the WW2 sub HMS Alliance, which was heavily corroded - so it should be OK.

 

Either way, it's a step forward from sitting at the bottom of the East Float at the mercy of whatever Peel Ports decide to do with it, given that the last rare piece of history Peel Ports dealt with went to Turkey to be cut up.

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