Neeson hopes HMS Caroline remains in Belfast

Alliance Councillor Seán Neeson has called for action to be taken ensure that HMS Caroline remains in Belfast. Sean Neeson has represented Northern Ireland on the UK National Historic Ships Committee as well as being a member of the Nomadic Charitable Trust.

Cllr Seán Neeson said: “The HMS Caroline was decommissioned at the end of March and there is a great deal of uncertainty about her future.

“She is a major historic ship and is the last remaining remaining survivor from the battle of Jutland. She has played a major role in the maritime heritage not only of Belfast but the whole of Northern Ireland.

“HMS Caroline is a member of the core collection of national historic ships along with the Nomadic and the Result. Unless people in Northern Ireland make a major effort to keep Caroline in Belfast I believe that she could be moved somewhere else in the UK, and that would be a tragic loss as regards our maritime heritage and tourism industry.”


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