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HMS Liverpool recently returned from a seven-month deployment off Libya where she played a key role as part of NATO's task force during the conflict - she also became the first Royal Navy warship to be fired upon in 30 years and returned that fire in self-defence.

 

 

 

 

HMS Liverpool test firing the Sea Dart missile system in Scottish waters

[Picture: LA(Phot) Ben Sutton, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

 

The Type 42 destroyer has reached the end of her natural life in the Royal Navy after 30 years' sterling service and will be visiting London as part of her farewell tour - she will be open to visitors on Sunday 29 January 2012 from 1000 to 1600hrs, an opportunity which will never be repeated.

Visitors will have the chance not only to explore the ship, but also to chat to the brave men and women who served with distinction during the Libya hostilities:

HMS Liverpool will be alongside in West India Docks (South Quay) from 26 to 31 January 2012

the ship's company will perform the ancient Ceremony of the Constable's Dues at the Tower of London on Saturday 28 January 2012 from 1100hrs

the public is invited to come on board this venerable warship when she opens to visitors on Sunday 29 January 2012


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Re: For those WP:SHIPS fans among you...

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On 26 January 2012 20:47, Richard Symonds <[hidden email]> wrote:

> HMS Liverpool

Right. Who's going to display - with permission - a QRpedia code on the ship?

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No point - it's being decommissioned. Maybe something we can pull off at
HMS Monmouth though, inside the wardroom?

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On 26/01/2012 21:00, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> On 26 January 2012 20:47, Richard Symonds<[hidden email]>  wrote:
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>> HMS Liverpool
> Right. Who's going to display - with permission - a QRpedia code on the ship?
>

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Re: For those WP:SHIPS fans among you...

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Are they going to allow photography on board?

WSC

On 26 January 2012 22:17, Richard Symonds <[hidden email]> wrote:
No point - it's being decommissioned. Maybe something we can pull off at HMS Monmouth though, inside the wardroom?

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On 26/01/2012 21:00, Andy Mabbett wrote:
On 26 January 2012 20:47, Richard Symonds<[hidden email]>  wrote:

HMS Liverpool
Right. Who's going to display - with permission - a QRpedia code on the ship?


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Re: For those WP:SHIPS fans among you...

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Worth putting something up - even a sheet of paper & Blu-tak - if
there will be lots of visitors during the open day(s).


On 26 January 2012 22:17, Richard Symonds
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> No point - it's being decommissioned. Maybe something we can pull off at HMS
> Monmouth though, inside the wardroom?
>
> Richard Symonds
> Office&  Development Manager
> Wikimedia UK
> +44 (0)207 065 0991
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>
>
> On 26/01/2012 21:00, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>>
>> On 26 January 2012 20:47, Richard Symonds<[hidden email]>  wrote:
>>
>>> HMS Liverpool
>>
>> Right. Who's going to display - with permission - a QRpedia code on the
>> ship?
>>
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Photography is allowed on board, everywhere except places that are 'in use', ie the comms room, the engine room. You'll be able to get photos of the weapons systems and navigation systems, as well as the general interior of the ship. Bear in mind that lighting will be low, spaces will be cramped, and as such it's a challenge for any photographer. With my amateur skills, I've managed to get photos like https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527704379&l=a99e17c546, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527684379&l=0da4a6ec60, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20mm_gun.jpg and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harpoon_Launcher.jpg the times I've been on board, and it'd not impossible to get wide-angle shots like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akrotiri_Mole_wide.jpg. I have more lying around somewhere but have never bothered to upload them, as they're blurry and rubbish. I'll be going along with my dad (who reads Wikipedia but doesn't edit), but it'd be good to see a few Wikipedians drop by too.
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On 26/01/2012 22:25, WereSpielChequers wrote:
Are they going to allow photography on board?

WSC

On 26 January 2012 22:17, Richard Symonds <[hidden email]> wrote:
No point - it's being decommissioned. Maybe something we can pull off at HMS Monmouth though, inside the wardroom?

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On 26/01/2012 21:00, Andy Mabbett wrote:
On 26 January 2012 20:47, Richard Symonds<[hidden email]>  wrote:

HMS Liverpool
Right. Who's going to display - with permission - a QRpedia code on the ship?


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Photography is allowed on board, everywhere except places that are 'in use', ie the comms room, the engine room. You'll be able to get photos of the weapons systems and navigation systems, as well as the general interior of the ship. Bear in mind that lighting will be low, spaces will be cramped, and as such it's a challenge for any photographer. With my amateur skills, I've managed to get photos like https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527704379&l=a99e17c546, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527684379&l=0da4a6ec60, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20mm_gun.jpg and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harpoon_Launcher.jpg the times I've been on board, and it'd not impossible to get wide-angle shots like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akrotiri_Mole_wide.jpg. I have more lying around somewhere but have never bothered to upload them, as they're blurry and rubbish. I'll be going along with my dad (who reads Wikipedia but doesn't edit), but it'd be good to see a few Wikipedians drop by too. 

I'll be there at shortly after 10am, hopefully with a camera that can handle low light at least moderately competently.... *revises plans for weekend to include camera buying*

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Canon do/ did a compact which worked brilliantly on litre light, Even night-club type conditions.

(Excuse top-posting: am mobile)

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On Jan 27, 2012 8:07 AM, "Chris Keating" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Photography is allowed on board, everywhere except places that are 'in use', ie the comms room, the engine room. You'll be able to get photos of the weapons systems and navigation systems, as well as the general interior of the ship. Bear in mind that lighting will be low, spaces will be cramped, and as such it's a challenge for any photographer. With my amateur skills, I've managed to get photos like https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527704379&l=a99e17c546, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527684379&l=0da4a6ec60, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20mm_gun.jpg and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harpoon_Launcher.jpg the times I've been on board, and it'd not impossible to get wide-angle shots like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akrotiri_Mole_wide.jpg. I have more lying around somewhere but have never bothered to upload them, as they're blurry and rubbish. I'll be going along with my dad (who reads Wikipedia but doesn't edit), but it'd be good to see a few Wikipedians drop by too. 

I'll be there at shortly after 10am, hopefully with a camera that can handle low light at least moderately competently.... *revises plans for weekend to include camera buying*

Chris

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Re: For those WP:SHIPS fans among you...

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Struck me as odd to put images on Facebook, with the terms and conditions that apply?

Gordo


On 26/01/2012 22:56, Richard Symonds wrote:
Photography is allowed on board, everywhere except places that are 'in use', ie the comms room, the engine room. You'll be able to get photos of the weapons systems and navigation systems, as well as the general interior of the ship. Bear in mind that lighting will be low, spaces will be cramped, and as such it's a challenge for any photographer. With my amateur skills, I've managed to get photos like https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527704379&l=a99e17c546, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4527684379&l=0da4a6ec60, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20mm_gun.jpg and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harpoon_Launcher.jpg the times I've been on board, and it'd not impossible to get wide-angle shots like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akrotiri_Mole_wide.jpg. I have more lying around somewhere but have never bothered to upload them, as they're blurry and rubbish. I'll be going along with my dad (who reads Wikipedia but doesn't edit), but it'd be good to see a few Wikipedians drop by too.
Richard Symonds
Office & Development Manager
Wikimedia UK
+44 (0)207 065 0991

On 26/01/2012 22:25, WereSpielChequers wrote:
Are they going to allow photography on board?

WSC

On 26 January 2012 22:17, Richard Symonds <[hidden email]> wrote:
No point - it's being decommissioned. Maybe something we can pull off at HMS Monmouth though, inside the wardroom?

Richard Symonds
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On 26/01/2012 21:00, Andy Mabbett wrote:
On 26 January 2012 20:47, Richard Symonds<[hidden email]>  wrote:

HMS Liverpool
Right. Who's going to display - with permission - a QRpedia code on the ship?


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Re: For those WP:SHIPS fans among you...

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On 27 January 2012 09:04, Andy Mabbett <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Canon do/ did a compact which worked brilliantly on litre light, Even
> night-club type conditions.


And Fuji do one that does up to ISO 12800 at all, ISO 3200 usably.

But even then, the sensor is rather tiny and noisy - a smaller DSLR or
u4/3 would be ideal.


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