Name that ship!

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  1. JustinScott

    JustinScott Well-Known Member

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    Name that ship!

    Bonus points if you can name either of the two pubs she visited before meeting her end.

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  2. Justin Ragucci

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    Vanguard
     
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    Still & West were the pubs names I believe
     
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  5. JustinScott

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    Nice!!

    Based purely on my British buddies, being dragged from one pub and stumbling toward a second seems like a perfect final cruise.


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    On 4 August 1960, as HMS Vanguard was set to be towed from Portsmouth to the Faslane dismantling yard in Scotland, throngs of spectators lined the Southsea seafront to bid her farewell. However, as she was being guided out of the harbour, HMS Vanguard veered off course and became stranded near the Still & West pub. It took the combined effort of five tugboats and an hour's time to free her.

    She narrowly avoided another grounding near the Moving & East pub on the opposite coast before finally departing Portsmouth. She reached Faslane five days after, and by the middle of 1962, her dismantling was finalized. Vanguard holds the distinction of being the last British battleship to undergo scrapping.
     
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    Classic! had to be a British ship,Very fitting indeed. One last stop by the Ol Tavern
     
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