The MoD's Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) are inviting expressions of interest from companies or individuals interested in being considered for receiving an Invitation to Tender(ITT) in respect of the proposed sale of the Former HMS Atherstone for either Further Use or Recycling. The vessel is currently moored at HM Naval Base Portsmouth and will be offered for sale from there.
Further Use interest should be based on the use of the hull and super structure as it has the potential to be used as unique houseboat, a stylish restaurant, a floating bar, or even an office-space.
For further images, more detailed information and instructions on application please visit the DESA government webpage at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-of-the-potential-sale-of-the-former-hms-atherstone?9
Parties interested in viewing the vessel will need to complete and submit their interest no later than 17.00hrs (GMT) Monday 27th July 2020.
DESA will confirm the viewing date and time once we have received your completed application form, which it is hoped to be late August/September 2020. (Dates may change due to COVID 19 and restrictions imposed on the Naval Base)
The issue of this notice is not a commitment by the Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (acting through the Defence Equipment Sales Authority of the UK Ministry of Defence) (the “Authority”) to commit to a sale as a result of this notice and this process may be discontinued at any time should a Government to Government (G2G) sale option be forthcoming. A decision as to the disposal route will only be taken once all the viewings have been completed.
|Location:||HMNB Portsmouth Hampshire UK [ Map ]|
|Vessel type:||Former Warship|
|Fit Out:||Last re-fit - 2010 Portsmouth|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Paxman Deltic 9|
|Length over all:||60.30m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
2 x Paxman Deltic 9 – 59K (950 shp) engines.
The vessel is sound for towing, it is not in running condition.