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Ex-HMAS ADELAIDE

Postby alienpew » 05 Feb 2010 20:33

From the Central Coast today ( Express Advocate ), an article about the pending sinking of ex-FFG Adelaide as a dive wreck.
After several years of planning & negotiating & blood sweat & tears from a wide slice of the Centeral Coast community, the ship is scheduled to be scuttled over 1km off Avoca Beach in March, & the top 12m of the mast to be erected as a monument
to the sailors who have served on her, at The Haven, Terrigal, where the dive site will be accessed from.

All of a sudden, a bunch of moron surfers from Avoca Beach intend to sink the plans ( pardon the pun) in court, because
they claim, the wreck will spoil the quality of the surf at Avoca. Also some Gosford councillors think that errecting the original mast top as a monument is too expensive, so they want a replica made instead, holy crap !!!

One councillor with a bit of intelligence stated for the paper, quote; Once the original is gone, it's gone - & no plastic
replica fron China will replace it ! Love that.

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Postby webadmin » 14 Feb 2010 11:43

covert shots of Adelaide

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Postby markbsyd » 10 Mar 2010 21:11

The future of ex-HMAS Adelaide made the press last weekend here in the big smoke.
She is scheduled to be sunk on the 27-03-10. Alas as reported there are a group of ''greenies'' scared of the possibility of PCB being leached into the waters on the Central Coast.
Hasn't stopped any previous warships, being sunk, as a dive wreck, a target or as a scientific expiriement !
Attached is a shot of the 01, taken late last year.
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Re: Ex-HMAS ADELAIDE

Postby markbsyd » 12 Jun 2010 14:28

June 2010, the Adelaide still awaits her fate.
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Re: Ex-HMAS ADELAIDE

Postby MikeJames » 13 Jun 2010 19:59

Yes, see he occasionally from the train crossing the bridge.

A sad and undignified end for the old girl.

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Postby MikeJames » 10 Mar 2011 12:38

Latest date for Adelaide's sinking is 12 April 2011, maybe.

Local opposition from a few NIMBY's has stalled it this longh, so dont be sure it will happen just yet.

It is also post the State election when the whole world (or at least the NSW portion of it) changes.

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Postby alienpew » 10 Mar 2011 13:00

Local paper says 13th April !

Probably gunna sneak her in a day early to put the local NIMBY off guard.

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Postby MikeJames » 10 Apr 2011 17:31

Can confirm 13 April, around 9.30 or 10, wind and tide willing.

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Re: Ex-HMAS ADELAIDE

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 13 Apr 2011 15:28

And HMAS Adelaide finally goes under...after waiting for Dolphins 2 pass by...

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