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Thursday, August 13, 2015

HMS Edinburgh sets sail for scrap in Turkey

A historic Navy destroyer ­yesterday left Britain for the last time to be sold for scrap in Turkey after a campaign to turn it into tourist attraction in ­Edinburgh ended in failure.

It had been hoped that HMS Edinburgh, the last of the Royal Navy’s Type 42 destroyers, would find a new home in Leith.

But after proposed costs for the venture were deemed too high, the ship – the largest in its class – was sold to a Turkish scrap merchant, a fate which befell her sister ships, HMS ­Manchester and HMS Liverpool.

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