Guest mruk Posted 5 August , 2006 Share Posted 5 August , 2006 Dear All, The case of the 'Ark Royal' in WWII is well documented, in which the folk of Leeds raised something approaching £5m for a replacement ship after the carrier was torpedoed and sunk in 1941. This was more than the £1.5m originally set during fund-raising activities of the Leeds Warship Week between late-January and early-February of the same year, and strong links between the city and present ship remain. The market town of Wetherby, on the outskirts of Leeds, also adopted HMS Selkirk [Minesweeper] around the same time, and I was wondering if this is a recent phenomenom, or does the custom of adopting a ship go much further? Can anyone help please? Preferably with a list of ships and adopted towns and cities. Kind Regards, Dave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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