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Old 5th November 2018, 08:29
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Appledore

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Old 5th November 2018, 17:52
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That is a great shame. That yard built some very specialised vessels, and also refitted lifeboats for the RNLI. More skills chucked over the side with the gash.
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Dreadfull news for the much hoped for regeneration of UK shipbuilding and the local economy.........so much for the National shipbuilding strategy.
I suppose it goes to show how tight the margins are - despite the yard producing a good product and innovative designs. Cammel Lairds up here in the Wirral are also feeling the squeeze despite winning new orders from the RFA and RN, according to local news they are about to start shedding manpower....sadly not what everyone up here was expecting.
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Old 12th November 2018, 08:16
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Appledore kept afloat for 10 to 12 years by building Patrol Vessels for the Irish Navy. And a bit of the bow for the new carriers. Very disappointing to see them going to the wall.
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Old 12th November 2018, 13:37
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A very informative report on 'Save The Royal Navy' website offered a faint ray of light......
"Although Babcock will end their interest in the yard, the site remains owned by Langham Industries and business leaders in Devon are holding out hopes the yard might be sold as a going concern to a new buyer. Appledore has a history of coming back from the brink, having been on the verge of closure several times before. Perhaps a buyer with a new vision could still harness the considerable potential that remains".
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Old 12th November 2018, 14:47
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A very informative report on 'Save The Royal Navy' website offered a faint ray of light......
"Although Babcock will end their interest in the yard, the site remains owned by Langham Industries and business leaders in Devon are holding out hopes the yard might be sold as a going concern to a new buyer. Appledore has a history of coming back from the brink, having been on the verge of closure several times before. Perhaps a buyer with a new vision could still harness the considerable potential that remains".
Here's hoping so …
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Better news this year.

The same organisation that bought the Harland & Wolff yard in Belfast have also now acquired Appledore and say it will be rebranded as Harland & Wolff (Appledore) Ltd
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Better news this year.

The same organisation that bought the Harland & Wolff yard in Belfast have also now acquired Appledore and say it will be rebranded as Harland & Wolff (Appledore) Ltd
But what are they going to do with it and will they find a workforce to operate it?
Past history suggests it needs two 100m ships( or the equivalent) a year to be viable. I've spoken to a few ex-employees and none seem that interested in returning.
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