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HMS Bristol sets sail once again

A warship built on the Tyne has set sail from the North East again after a major refit which secured 100 jobs was completed.

HMS Bristol was launched at Swan Hunter’s Neptune yard in 1969 and served in the Falklands War before becoming a Royal Navy training vessel.

The ship reportedly arrived at A&P Tyne, in Hebburn, in November for a revamp and the project involved some of those who helped build the ship.

She left the River Tyne last night to sail back to her Portsmouth base.

The refit of the Type 82 destroyer included replacing decking, a fire detection system, more accommodation, an office inside the funnel and a lecture theatre inside the old missile silo.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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