HMS York leaves Portsmouth for last time

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FORMER crew members gathered to say goodbye to HMS York as she left Portsmouth for the last time today.

The decommissioned Type 42 destroyer is being towed to a scrapyard in Turkey.

People gathered at the Round Tower, in Old Portsmouth, to wave goodbye as the ship sailed past.

Parade marshall Dean Deakins, from the Type 42 Association, said: ‘It is very sad to see it decommissioned.

‘We wanted to give it a ceremonial goodbye along with former crew.’

Last week York’s sister ship Edinburgh also left Portsmouth for the last time headed for the scrapyard.