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France CLM Colbert Anti Aircraft Missile Cruiser, France - January 2017

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Colbert was an anti-air cruiser, later transformed into a missile cruiser, of the French Navy. She served in the Navy from 1956 to 1991, before being converted into a museum ship. She was abandoned off the coast of Brittany in 2007 and in 2016 she was taken away to be scrapped. 

Having missed this ship when it was moored in Brittany, I was pretty gutted to hear of it's removal for demolition. I didn't think much more about it until it popped up in conversation a few months later and I decided to hunt down it's new location. It turned out demolition was expected to take 18 months so we decided to take a punt seeing as it was only 6 months down the line at this point. All we knew was that it was meant to be moored near a certain bridge. On the first night our taxi driver took us to the wrong bridge so there was no sign of the boat. I asked some locals and they told me it was long gone, absolutely gutted. We soon realised we'd been to the wrong bridge so decided to have another look the following day. At this point we weren't feeling hopeful but as soon as we reached the bridge we spotted her in the distance. Bingo! Unfortunately the missiles were gone and much of the ship had been cleared out but it was still a proper adventure and good to finally get on board the dirty bitch! Bigups to @Maniac @Merryprankster Law & Ben. 

 

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3. Ventilation system for the removal of asbestos, this was what stopped us from being able to access much of the ship.

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4. Officer's bedroom

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5. Bunk bed

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7. Laundry 

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15. Gyroscope

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20. & 21.

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31. The Bridge

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Bon appétit :thumb 

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Sounds like this was a fun trip, glad most if it was still there for you. Still looks great with all the guns :cool2:

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That's awesome! Like number 6, stands out for me. Sounds like a really fun trip, she's getting a tad rusty now. Still looks worth it though :thumb

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I thought you said your camera was fooked? I'll give you a tenner for it :D Great pictures and good to see this again :)

 

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9 hours ago, hamtagger said:

I thought you said your camera was fooked? I'll give you a tenner for it :D Great pictures and good to see this again :)

 

:comp: 

 

Thanks guys.

 

Ok these came out alright but they're nowhere near as sharp as they should be, and there's a lot of unfixable issues with the camera..... It's fooked!!

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On 03/02/2017 at 8:17 AM, The_Raw said:

 

Thanks guys.

 

Ok these came out alright but they're nowhere near as sharp as they should be, and there's a lot of unfixable issues with the camera..... It's fooked!!

 

Pretty funny how much publicity your f00ked camera is getting :)

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Looks like a fun trip! can imagine how chuffed you was when you saw it after being told it was gone :D cracking report as always 

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