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Robert J Smith
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« on: January 14, 2019, 01:27:46 pm »

QHM Portsmouth shows HMS Iron Duke departing tomorrow under tow of tug MTS VANQUISH @ 10.45. Anyone know reason/destination?

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 07:25:53 pm »

Sorry Can't tell you-Official Secrets Act
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:08:28 am »

 Smiley Nice one Jim.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 10:33:34 am »

Hi,
    Current AIS from MTS Vanquish shows destination as Plymouth - due 08.30 on 17th Jan.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 11:02:42 am »

Apparently she has been in semi-layup status as a training ship at Portsmouth, without a full crew (lack of manpower?).  So towage is relocating to Devonport would seem sensible.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 11:26:48 am »

Just left Portsmouth, as you say, destination Plymouth.

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