HMS Hermes repatriation

by Andy Trish in London, Greater London, England

To get HMS Hermes/INS Viraat brought back to the UK and used as a commonwealth museum,

by Andy Trish in London, Greater London, England

Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

Mission: To continue the life of HMS Hermes /INS Viraat in a way that inspires future generations and bestows pride in those who served in her.

This funding will assist in the founding costs of the return of the ship to the UK with additional costs being met by Corporate projects.

• To provide employment for ex-service
personnel


• Joint forces support and training centre
with a provision for sea cadet training
and facilities


• Commercial areas with a focus on
a conference centre, office space, overnight
accommodation experiences, and hire of
space for restaurants


• Venue hire including TV, film theatre and
media, concert venues, wedding venues


• To attract external revenue streams
including sale of memorabilia, diving
experiences, flight simulators

There are many cases of Military Naval vessels being refitted
for use after decommissioning such as the USA’s five preserved
carriers including USS Intrepid, USS Midway, USS Yorktown, USS
Hornet and USS Lexington.


• Aims to provide employment for ex-service personnel


• Joint forces support and training centre with a provision for sea cadet training
and facilities


• Saving INS Viraat makes for a very strong heritage case and a viable financial case


• INS Viraat is the last of its class and will serve as a powerful educational tool for
future generations


• British enthusiasts and investors are highly motivated to see this ship restored as a museum
and visitors’ centre in the heart of London


• Many benefits from this initiative will be gained by the Indian Government, the British
Government, Veterans and their families, the Indian, British and Commonwealth Peoples,
and international tourists. Ship to be provided free for special Indian celebratory days
including use by High Commission

 Please Note: If the bid to return the ship is unsuccessful backers will have a choice of either full return of their money minus 5% + vat (crowdfunders fee) or to donate the money to a Falkland Islands related cause.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Thank you for your kind pledge. every little helps and adds up to what could be a momentous moment in history

£10 or more

£10 Reward

an email of thanks from the team for your kind donation

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Entry for 1 person, one day, on board HMS Hermes/INS Viraat (museum areas only) when the museum opens. there is no expiry date on this.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Entry for 1 family (up to 4 people) one day, on board HMS Hermes/INS Viraat (museum areas only) when the museum opens. There is no expiry date on this

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Tour of HMS Hermes/INS Viraat with access to all areas, 1 person, one day. These tours will be on specific days to be announced

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Tour of HMS Hermes/INS Viraat with access to all areas, Family of up to 4 people, one day. These tours will be on specific days to be announced

£200 or more

£200 Reward

An invite to dinner on board HMS Hermes/INS Viraat in the wardroom with the team responsible for the return of the ship.

£500 or more

3 of 500 claimed

£500 Reward

1 ticket to a concert held at sea on board HMS Hermes/INS Viraat including buffet meal the evening before she returns. bands/singers yet to be confirmed.

£1,000 or more

1 of 800 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Line the deck of HMS Hermes/INS Viraat as she is brought back into the UK. Have dinner on board. Meet the team responsible for her return. Meet ex Commanders/officers of HMS Hermes/INS Viraat

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Founding member of HMS Hermes/INS Viraat. Unlimited lifetime access to the museum for 2 people during museum hours. Sail back into the UK on the day of her return. Invites to special events held on board. discounted merchandise. name on plaque displayed on board the ship.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

Corporate sponsorship. any amount pledged £10,000 or more will qualify for unique benefits that can be adjusted/defined based on the corporate needs.


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