H.M.S Intrepid finally dismantled.
Dismantling started in December 2008 at the rear of the ship and this huge recycling project began. Using two 30 tonne excavators fitted with shears work slowly progressed through the layers of steel revealing the decks inside. Bit by bit, layer by layer, the heart of the ship built over 40 years ago, was taken apart.
Pieces the size of a large family car were bitten off and tossed to the floor ready for sorting. Amongst the piles of twisted metal were thousands of tons of Steel, Iron and Copper, all of which were to be sorted and separated before they could be sent off for recycling.
With the ship now fully dismantled into piles of chewed up metal the photo shows the excavators looking like children’s toys against the huge towering walls of the
When all the metal has gone and the machines lifted out, the dock will be cleaned out and filled back up with millions of gallons of water ready for the next project to arrive……
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