Old destroyer HMS Liverpool towed out of Portsmouth for scrap

A Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training with HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of her Rotary Wing Trials

Helicopter puts flight deck crew through its paces

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The former destroyer HMS Liverpool left Portsmouth for the last time today - bound for a scrapyard in Turkey.

As reported in The News, Liverpool was sold alongside the former HMS Manchester for an undisclosed sum.

A further three Type 42 destroyers are currently laid up in Portsmouth awaiting disposal.

See our video slideshow of HMS Liverpool memories here