The Princess Margaret Hoverspeed vessel on its last journey in 2000
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Hoverspeed hovercraft set to be destroyed

Two famous hovercraft are set to be destroyed in Hampshire.

The Princess Margaret and Princess Anne Hoverspeed vessels carried passengers between Dover and France for 30 years.

They were taken out of service in 2000 and have since been stored at Lee-on-Solent.

Contractors aiming to develop the land to create new homes now plan to demolish them.

The nearby Hovercraft Museum hopes to save one of them for the nation.

BBC South Today's Lewis Coombes reports.

  • 30 Jan 2016
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