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    Default Pounds scrapyard, Portsmouth


    Went there about 4 years ago now, I'm sure many people know about this place, by the time I went to take pictures there wasn't as much there, submarines were long gone sadly but there was still quite alot of interesting things to see....




    chieftain tank:















    A pair of larc lx's, related to dukw or "ducks" more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LARC-LX

































    Hms Handy, a gunboat built in the late 1800's, more info here: http://www.nationalhistoricships.org...ion=ship&id=16

    "today 20th May Harry Pounds scrapyard foiled a rescue attempt by running a bulldozer through HMS Handy destroying a 130 year old historic ship. A wanton and spiteful act of vandalism which is a disgrace to firm that made its money from the Royal Navy." - http://royal-navy.org/Forum/index.php?topic=306.msg606









    HMRC Vigilant, a customs cutter built in 1901, more info here: http://www.vigilant.org.uk/pages/rescue.html





    Hms Stalker, canadian built landing ship, more info here: http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/...ref/1789/pic/1

































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    I will take one of the landing craft and an anchor. Love to see peoples faces turning up to work in one of those and the anchor will look good on the lawn

    Great find, thanks for the photo's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    I will take one of the landing craft
    I'll take the other, what awesome machines, and all the other stuff too, amazing place thanx for sharing
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    Fantastic stuff. I found a Flickr account a year or so back with pictures of this scrapyard but no details of the location, it's without a doubt the same place the US military stuff looks identical.

    The tank with the wacky paint job is an ex British Army Chieftain, with the add on Stillbrew armour. The LARC is a bit of an odd one to find in a UK scrapyard, below is a link to the Wiki page on it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LARC-V

    When I was about 15 (long time ago) I remember driving past this scrapyard and seeing numerous submarines there, the scrappers were using an ex British Army Stalwart amphibious transport (Fitters version with the crane) to swim out to the vessels to cut bits of.

    REME Stalwart. I wonder if it's still there?



    Anyway, excuse my prattling on. Good work Fatdeeman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Fantastic stuff. I found a Flickr account a year or so back with pictures of this scrapyard but no details of the location, it's without a doubt the same place the US military stuff looks identical.

    The tank with the wacky paint job is an ex British Army Chieftain, with the add on Stillbrew armour. The LARC is a bit of an odd one to find in a UK scrapyard, below is a link to the Wiki page on it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LARC-V

    When I was about 15 (long time ago) I remember driving past this scrapyard and seeing numerous submarines there, the scrappers were using an ex British Army Stalwart amphibious transport (Fitters version with the crane) to swim out to the vessels to cut bits of.

    REME Stalwart. I wonder if it's still there?



    Anyway, excuse my prattling on. Good work Fatdeeman.


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    I doubt it's still there mate, the site is being redeveloped and is all but bare empty as far as I know.

    There was a piece about the place on the news once, the owner has a collection of military vehicles somewhere in portsmouth and big buildings full of all sorts of fascinating stuff, cars planes and even props from films like indiana jones!

    That was going back a few years now, no idea if it still all exists.

    I think the owners wanted to put an ikea there but it fell through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    That Larc V would be good for fishing
    for about 60 people!!!
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    Wow, what a fantastic site! Love those larcs. Damn, I was too late to bagsy one of them!
    Great pics and report, fdm.
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    grand photos,love the larcs anybody out there know wether any still survive in restored and running condition

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    I'll take the gun turret for my garden, how's that for an ornament!!! Need to get it working to slow down some of the boy racers that don't stop at the T junction beside the house!!:

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    Great selection of pics there fatdeeman like the tank and the larc lx's. you would think they would donate them to a museum or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Love those larcs. Damn, I was too late to bagsy one of them!
    You can borrow mine as long as you put the fuel in 4 V8's I bet they sound awesome
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf9 View Post
    You can borrow mine as long as you put the fuel in
    Nah, it's okay...I'll just come on the booze cruise.
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    Some amazing pieces of scrap. If only the A-Team had been cornered in this place................
    Really interesting -thanks for sharing your snaps

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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    ...I'll just come on the booze cruise.
    Just think of the booze that Larc could carry. Plan on sobering up in about 2030
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    Just think of the booze that Larc could carry. Plan on sobering up in about 2030
    100 ton capacity, how many crates of beer is that?
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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