' She's home at last '  

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Uploaded: 11/09/07 8:53 PM GMT
' She's home at last '
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The Royal Navy Destroyer H.M.S. Plymouth steaming through Plymouth Sound on her way to Devonport dockyard on the 9/11/07. It's H.M.S. York really, just like Plymouth more than York . . . ! He he he ! The Ship's motto 'Bon Espoir' means Good Hope and was the motto of Edmund Langley, the First Duke of York 1341-1402, who was the fifth son of Edward III. York was the last of the Type 42 destroyers to be built for the Royal Navy. Launched in 1982 and accepted into service in March 1985, she is the twelfth ship in the Royal Navy to bear the name. Very proud of such a historic name, the ship has a strong affiliation with the City of York who bestowed the Freedom of City on the ship in March 1991. The ship's sponsor is Lady Gosling and her charities include the Children's ward, York Hospital and the St. Leonards Hospice, York. She has affilitations with Nestle UK Ltd. and The York Lions to name a few.


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11/09/07 9:30 PM GMT
A very good photograph m8t
Deserves a 10 in the VB these vessels are of very little use nowadays the french exocets proved that in the Falklands conflict it would have been a total disaster if the Argentine missiles had been calibrated properly !!
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11/09/07 9:53 PM GMT
Urmmmm let us be the judge of the fantastic capture, spot on composition and the good colour..... Getting a bit big for them ballet shoes now aint you !!!!

OK yes its a cracker of a photo m8
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11/09/07 11:11 PM GMT
Great job Mark and the narrative is wonderful.
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.
11/09/07 11:49 PM GMT

Great capture...interesting history too. Well done.
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11/10/07 1:27 AM GMT
Wonderful image, Mark, and the use of color and b/w is sensational.
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You will be led to the knowledge of the internal things which are invisible to you, by the external things which you see before you. . . . Even so then, we can represent to ourselves in thought the Author of all that is, by contemplating and admiring the (visible) things which He has made, and ever brings into being. - Hermes
11/10/07 8:57 AM GMT
Very good shot Mark...and great commentary. The Royal Navy has such an illustrious history and tradition...gerry
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11/10/07 9:24 AM GMT
Great work mate...

Always love big ships!
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11/10/07 1:28 PM GMT
Great shoT Mark and a good informative commentary :)
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11/10/07 11:44 PM GMT
Wonderful shot and great narrative!
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11/11/07 1:55 AM GMT
Sheesh...I thought it was a long lost relative or something and it's a boat. Nice get a grip.
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11/15/07 1:13 AM GMT
Nice capture and thanks for the story. I like the effect you used with the bits of colour on the b&w.
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11/17/07 3:01 AM GMT
I always think that it is kind of strange to see a litte boat pull a big boat like that.
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08/13/08 3:13 AM GMT
Hello Mark....Having served in the Royal Navy this fine picture of HMS Plymouth really appeals to be....You have captured her at a great angle which shows her in her full glory....You should send the picture into the editor of the Navy News....Well done Mark....All the best to you....Mick.
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07/07/09 11:10 AM GMT
Brilliant composure of these 2 boats deserves much highe c index I think

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