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Big push to save Whimbrel for city.

THE final push to save one of the world's most historic warships for Liverpool is being boosted by a professional fundraiser.

Clare Beavan, 32, has been hired full time to find the cash to save HMS Whimbrel as the UK's only official Battle of the Atlantic memorial.

The campaign to save the sloop, one of legendary Capt Johnnie Walker's second escort group of U-boat hunter-killers, has been run by volunteers for more than five years.

HMS Whimbrel will become an international visitor and education attraction if restored and berthed in Liverpool by 2008.

There will be a special fundraising launch in the autumn with VIP guests, possibly including supporters such as the Duke of Westminster.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 23, 2007
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