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HMS Liverpool bids farewell

5 March 2012 by Sarah

Photograph of ship HMS Liverpool in Mersey

HMS Liverpool leaving the Mersey for the last time.

It’s lovely down by the Mersey today, as long as you can avoid the cold wind.  The crew of HMS Liverpool were braving the wind as they stood on deck during the ship’s final voyage down the river this morning.  We took this photograph from the window of the Maritime Archives & Library as HMS Liverpool, built in Birkenhead by Cammel Lairds, headed to Portsmouth for decommissioning.  It was a sad moment, but we were pleased to see that, like us, many people stopped to pay their respects. 

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