Would planking burn?
Whether this vessel has much "Arisings" value is questionable and Able UK may not be interested, unless actually paid to break-up, as per obsolete US Navy ships.
One would think it worthwhile to carefully remove and re-use high grade mahogany planking, yet I've seen photos of similar "Ton" class minesweepers being broken up in an Antwerp yard. Demolition method was by hydraulic, crane- mounted Nibbler which simply chewed up the hull into firewood. Whether timber fragments could be burned at the Wilton power station is another matter. I've a notion the planking is impregnated with a fire retardent in which case the material wouldn't incinerate.
Do the authorities know any of these points?
G B BUTLER, Stockton