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Dive Survey Friday 24th June 2022

I think I can safely say that today was a very, very, very good day The team from Briggs Marine were very happy with the results of the survey, only finding two holes in the port bow, which they can easily make safe for towing. John, the diver, reported that the aluminium looked in very…
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Timeline

Monday 13th December 2021 Members of the Trust met at the ship with representatives of Peel Ports and Cammell Laird to discuss the possibilities. It was a very constructive meeting and CL are very interested in the project. So much so, that they are going to put together a feasibility study to see what can…
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Status Update – Feb 2022 – Positive News!

HMS Bronington Update February 2022

Sink the Cortina!

First printed in the Navy news in 1987 Bronington wins car chase… Have you heard the one about the Ford Cortina adrift in the Irish Sea? When the ships company of HMS Bronington on fishery protection duties of the West Coast of Wales first heard the Coastguard talking to the skipper about a car, they…
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Prince of Wales holds reunion for former Navy crew

(First Printed in the Telegraph – 7th March 2011) But a former shipmate has disclosed that the Prince suffered from such a bad case of seasickness that he captained his vessel with a bucket by his side. Michael Sinker was a chef on board HMS Bronington, which the Prince commanded for nine months in 1976.…
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HMS Bronington has sunk at her moorings

(Reprinted from the Ton Class Association) BRONINGTON – The Final Indignity BRONINGTON has sunk at her berth in Vittoria Basin, Birkenhead. She was discovered semi-submerged on the morning of Friday 18th March. Subsequently there has been considerable ill-informed speculation on social media about the cause of the sinking and a further “rescue” attempt. TCA was…
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