Plea to save historic warship

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The sole surviving Second World War destroyer could be scrapped unless Britain acted to save its naval heritage, a rear admiral said. HMS Cavalier is in dry dock at Hebburn, South Tyneside, where the council's attempts to find money to rescue her have failed.

Rear Admiral John Hervey, vice-president of the HMS Cavalier Association, said: "If Cavalier ends up being scrapped, we will be losing a memorial to the 30,000 lives lost with the 153 destroyers sunk during the war, when we should be doing everything possible to remember their sacrifice."

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