The End of the Invincible

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The End of the Invincible

Postby paulcadogan » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:08 am

The battlecruiser Invincible blew up in a furious fight with the Lutzow and Derfflinger at Jutland. Her successor - one of the victors of the 1982 Falklands war is now suffering a much less glorious end - an end meted out to so many great ships before her.

This story and its pictures are hard to stomach...be warned! :(

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ddafi.html
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Re: The End of the Invincible

Postby RF » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:02 am

Well, it just about sums it all up doesn't it?
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Re: The End of the Invincible

Postby yellowtail3 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:17 pm

Seems like a fitting end to a ship that has outlived it's usefulness, in terms of bang-for-buck (or pound). What else are they going to do with it? Scrapping beats getting sunk in action (dead sailors) or becoming a maintenance pig that consumes dollars (pounds) best used elsewhere... and it provided employment for scrappers. Steel producers prob bemoan all that extra steel depressing prices, if it makes a dent there
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