Ship Photos of the Day – Ex-HMS Endurance Departs Portsmouth for the Breakers

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June 1, 2016

Credit: Gary Davies/Maritime Photographic

The ex-HMS Endurance was towed out of Portsmouth Harbour one final time Wednesday headed for the breakers in Turkey. 

The Endurance is an icebreaker that was in service with the Royal Navy ice patrol from 1991 until 2008 when it suffered a major flood off the coast of South America. After a long debate over the fate of the vessel, it was eventually sold for scrap in 2013. 

Photos are courtesy Gary Davies from Maritime Photographic

Credit: Gary Davies/Maritime Photographic
Credit: Gary Davies/Maritime Photographic
Credit: Gary Davies/Maritime Photographic
Credit: Gary Davies/Maritime Photographic
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HMS Endurance on ice patrol in Antarctica in 2007.
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