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Three shipyards decide to close in the UK

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Three shipyards decide to close in the UK

As a result of the closure of three shipyards in the UK, including Portsmouth, история which has 800 years, 1,7 people will lose thousands of people, according to the Ministry of Defense of the country and the company owning shipyards BAE Systems.


According to representatives of BAE Systems, production at the shipyards in Portsmouth, the Scottish city of Rosaite and in Filton near the port of Bristol became unprofitable due to the lack of orders. Recently in the shipyards major works were completed on the construction of two new aircraft carriers, after their completion the shipyards remained unloaded, ITAR-TASS reports.

BAE Systems said that the production of warships in the UK will continue in two shipyards near the Scottish city of Glasgow - in Gaven and Scotstuna.

BAE Systems stated that production will be maintained in Glasgow for economic reasons.

However, some politicians and the media suggested that the decision was made because the complete collapse of the industry in Scotland could increase anti-British sentiment on the eve of the referendum on the issue of independence there next year.

The shipyard in Portsmouth will stop working in the second half of next year. There will still be a dock to repair ships. Of the 1200 shipyard employees, only one in four will save the job.

The history of shipbuilding in Portsmouth dates back 800 years. Britain's security and prosperity as an island trading power depended on strong fleetTherefore, the industry was given strategic importance.

The marine museum of Portsmouth houses the hull of the ship Mary Rose, built at the local shipyard, which sank in the 1545 year and lifted from the bottom in the 1982 year - the flagship of the fleet of King Henry VIII.

The ships of the British fleet were built at the shipyard in Portsmouth, which in 1588 won the Spanish Great Armada, which approached the English shores. The flagship frigate “Victoria” also descended from local stocks, in which Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

In Portsmouth in 1860, the world's first all-metal warship with a battleship Warrior was built. In the year 1906, a giant battleship Dreadnought was built at the same shipyard, making a revolution in the naval business and giving the name to a whole class of ships.

After the Second World War, the volume of British civil shipbuilding began to decline, now this industry is almost collapsed.

British companies buy tankers and other vessels in South Korea and other countries with lower production costs. The reason for the collapse of military shipbuilding is to reduce the military budget.

Now two new aircraft carriers are being built in the UK: Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. The first must be built in the 2015 year, the second in the 2016 year. The shipyard in Glasgow plans to build new British frigates such as the 26.

The start of their construction was reported in 2007.
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  1. Alikovo
    Alikovo 7 November 2013 12: 07
    +3
    and civilian courts did not try to build.
    1. zart_arn
      zart_arn 7 November 2013 12: 21
      +2
      Alas, the winding up of production, especially of high cost, and their transfer to countries with lower costs (China, India, Brazil, Russia - for the time being, etc.) is typical for most European countries. At the same time, the production of key and complex components remains there.
      1. INTER
        INTER 7 November 2013 12: 29
        +8
        We invite engineers and highly qualified specialists to Russia!
        1. Lindon
          Lindon 7 November 2013 13: 01
          +4
          It is necessary to offer an exchange of engineers and specialists for office plankton.
          Let the pants wipe there.
        2. mirag2
          mirag2 7 November 2013 13: 45
          0
          They won’t go ...
          They know (they don’t know, no, they know for sure) that we have:
          "1) complete lawlessness,
          2) for freedom of speech - prison
          3) zero tolerance
          4) no social guarantees
          5) complete dictatorship + complete absence of Democracy ... " stop belay soldier sad
          What are they to do here?
          If only adventurers are there, make money?
          It is unlikely that the people will shoot from Britain, but not to us.
          And, yes, we killed Berezovsky, and the Russians are all (who are not poor), like those who live in England.
          By the way, from Russia everything is fleeing to England anyway! (They think so).
          The series was shot there about Russians in England - they probably scoff at us, bitches over us in a hush.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 7 November 2013 21: 03
            0
            Quote: mirag2
            They won't go ... They know (they don't guess, no, but they know for sure) that we have: "1) complete lawlessness, 2) prison for freedom of speech 3) zero tolerance 4) no social guarantees 5) complete dictatorship + complete absence of Democracy ... "What are they to do here?

            They know all this and still many go. With many, they talked about this topic and for many it is a kind of dream. Such money as in Russia they do not earn at home.
            If you consider that the janitors from England do not go to hire us, but mostly they are people with higher education
        3. alone
          alone 7 November 2013 21: 47
          0
          Quote: INTER
          We invite engineers and highly qualified specialists to Russia!


          Do you think these specialists will only build ships in Russia? These are potential spies.
    2. Migari
      Migari 7 November 2013 13: 03
      +2
      I don’t know what about the civilians, but these shipyards would be useful to us for the Navy.
      1. INTER
        INTER 7 November 2013 13: 27
        +1
        Quote: Migari
        I don’t know what about the civilians, but these shipyards would be useful to us for the Navy.

        On our territory, and not like the Mistrals.
    3. Trailer
      Trailer 7 November 2013 13: 33
      +1
      All lower and lower and lower.
  2. kristofer
    kristofer 7 November 2013 12: 10
    11
    well, not checking out drinks
  3. kristofer
    kristofer 7 November 2013 12: 10
    +1
    well, not checking out drinks
  4. MolGro
    MolGro 7 November 2013 12: 14
    +4
    Small Britain is getting smaller!
  5. AVV
    AVV 7 November 2013 12: 14
    +3
    The less opportunities our potential opponents have, the better we are! This is only the beginning of the crisis, what will happen next, we will see !!!
  6. AVV
    AVV 7 November 2013 12: 14
    0
    The less opportunities our potential opponents have, the better we are! This is only the beginning of the crisis, what will happen next, we will see !!!
  7. svp67
    svp67 7 November 2013 12: 19
    0
    England "closes its history ..." My condolences.
  8. Migari
    Migari 7 November 2013 12: 27
    +1
    The sea power "has now fallen ill".
  9. Mr.M
    Mr.M 7 November 2013 12: 44
    +1
    Well, it’s not a sin to drink a glass of the best wine :)
  10. Mr.M
    Mr.M 7 November 2013 12: 44
    0
    Well, it’s not a sin to drink a glass of the best wine :)
  11. andruha70
    andruha70 7 November 2013 13: 04
    +1
    The shipyard in Portsmouth will stop working in the second half of next year. There will still be a dock to repair ships. Of the 1200 shipyard employees, only one in four will save the job.
    The history of shipbuilding in Portsmouth is 800 years old. The security and prosperity of Britain as an island trading nation depended on a strong fleet, so the industry was given strategic importance.
    here they are - the "charms" of capitalism ... fool 800 years ... belay this is a historical monument. was it really impossible to "say" a couple of local oligarchs - to sponsor this shipyard ... there are no military orders - not high replicas of historical and iconic ships are "molded" (albeit one per year) in small-shaven - there were quite a few of them.
  12. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 7 November 2013 13: 16
    +1
    Quote: Migari
    The sea power "has now fallen ill".


    The naval power died suddenly after the end of WW2! When the United States pushed her politely and naturally and in all directions! Displaced from the position of "world carrier!" (partly for this, WW2 was started)
  13. mithridate
    mithridate 7 November 2013 14: 06
    +1
    every day is not Sunday
  14. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 7 November 2013 14: 34
    0
    Great news, interesting machine tool will be sold?
    Although for our "figures" to buy something cheaper is a "shame", and "how to lay your interest here."
    1. alone
      alone 7 November 2013 21: 48
      0
      Quote: chunga-changa
      Great news, interesting machine tool will be sold?


      on old machines do not make a lot of things))) we need new ones !! to triple the cost and appropriate the excess
  15. Governor
    Governor 7 November 2013 21: 57
    0
    BAE Systems said that the production of warships in the UK will continue in two shipyards near the Scottish city of Glasgow - in Gaven and Scotstuna.
    Oh dangerous! The Scots will separate and the hat ...
  16. Berserk
    Berserk 8 November 2013 03: 39
    0
    It seems necessary to rejoice, but somehow sad. Are they suicides?