The Thames Nautical Training College

HMS Worcester

1862 - 1968

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Through the Years - Worcester III - 70s - End

—–––            1972 By Mark Hurd        —–––-

Worcester 1972 from River

Two Views of Worcester III near the end

Worcester close to Scrap Day with Esso on the Funnel

Worcester about to depart her moorings for Brugges 8th July 1978

Worcester departs her mooring

Worcester turns downstream

Preparing to slip her Moorings

Worcester Heads Downstream

Worcester Sept 1975 view from MNC

Letter From Bert Powell Exmouth Cadet

Worcester being towed away to Belgium 1978

2 Pictures of Worcester Passing Gravesend

HMS Worcester under tow, taken by an OW, I believe from a containership on her way up Sea Reach - must have been a bit of a shock! Supplied by David Barnes

Picture from Ships Nostalgia

Last Known picture of Worcester III before scrapping in Belgium

As though we left her Yesterday Bruges 1978 awaiting the torches.

Now just the Orlop deck left Nov 1978 the torches have done their worst.

Tug that took Worcester away - seems to have got it’s comeuppance!

Pictures Supplied to David Barnes by Urbain Ureel 1978

Some very sad and evocative pictures by Barry Leech OW on a visit soon before Worcester left for the last time.

Barry Leech on Last Visit

Captain’s Cabin

Maindeck  gangway and bell


On Deck

Pride of Place in this section, must be given to this wonderful painting by Anthony Blackman of HMS Worcester III being towed away to Belgium for scrapping in 1978. (Anthony has kindly allowed me use of this picture)

Images are Copyright. © Anthony Blackman

Link to the Maritime Gallery featuring the work of Anthony Blackman here

From the Log of Tow Pilot supplied by David Bell OW

Ship for Sale

Requiem for the last days of Worcester

60s ~ 4 Post Worcester



60s ~ 4 Post Worcester