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She already is!
jollyjacktar said:That will make turning her into a museum a bit more challenging then if they rob all the bits to keep ATH in the game.
Colin P said:It cost around 1.2 million to strip potential pcb contaminated wire from HMCS Annapolis and then another million to remove the insulation that contained various odds and ends. That was to make her clean enough to sink.
From my corner of the service, a "preserved" vessel would be of great value to sea cadet corps.Colin P said:The problem will be that the museum will last about 20 years and then the costs of keeping it floating on in safe enough condition will overwhelm them and then the government will have to deal with it. That's not to say it should not happen, but the government should have a long term plan to assist in upkeep and if they want to spend money to keep a shipyard afloat, maintaining heritage vessels is a decent idea and great training tool.
Oldgateboatdriver said:The most complex portion of the work , which would be done in any event of disposal, is removing all ammunition and piece of gear that can be considered classified technology.
jollyjacktar said:I was thinking more along the lines of the engineering side of the house not the combat, which isn't my part ship, at any rate.
Navy_Pete said:I've worked on developing the list of all CG onboard the IRO class; there are many line items where they are Controlled goods - ITAR. Some of them are original to build (ie pre trump). You'd be surprised how pervasive it is. A lot of it for us we don't notice because of the Canadian exclusions.
Dismantling specs (65 pg PDF with lotsa drawings/diagrams) here (via dropbox.com).... The Department of National Defence has a requirement for the safe disposal of an Iroquois-class guided missile destroyer (DDG) that has reached the end of its operational life, the former Her Majestys Canadian Ships (HMCS) Iroquois. The contractor will be required to prepare the ship for transfer, transfer it to the Approved Site, demilitarize the Controlled Goods, return the museum material, and subsequently dismantle (dispose/recycle) the vessels in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner that is conforming to Canadian Laws and the terms of the contract ...