RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#61 by chocks , Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:04 am

HMS Amethyst.......The Yangtse Incident.

http://www.navyhistory.org.au/hms-amethy...-incident-1948/

1949amethyst bridge.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) The Bridge of the Amethyst 1949

1949_11_01_amethyst_at_devonport.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Amethyst returning to Devonport after the incident 1949



For anyone interested, I have posted an Item in the "MIsc' Naval and Military'' thread ref' Simon a hero of the Yangtse Incident.

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#62 by davidfowler , Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:25 am

The 2 ships my Dad served on in WW2
1941 - 1944 The Berwick on the Russian convoys
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Then 1944 - 1946 HMS King George V in the Pacific.
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#63 by chocks , Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:56 pm

Two fine ships there David.
KGV was probably one of the most well known ship of her age but Berwick has had little or no press at all.

Berwick was a Cruiser of 9,750 tons built in 1926. She saw action in
"The Battle of the Atlantic" - 1939
"The Battle of Spartivento" - 1940
"Norway" - 1940
And "The Arctic Convoys" - 1941 to 1944

A hard time for any ship and crew in WW2. At Spartivento she was hit twice by 8" shells from an Italian Battleship but miraculously there were only 7 deaths.

Her Motto is "Victoriae gloria merces" (Glory is the reward for victory). I guess that says it all.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#64 by davidfowler , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:05 pm

Cheers Chocks, I've got quite a few pics of the ice on the Berwick during the Mirmansk runs and while he was on the KGV my Dad kept a little diary - probably not allowed!

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#65 by chocks , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:11 pm

I'd like to see any photo's David . It's always interesting to see the ships as they were.
Diarys were kept by many sailors and many of them have provided information that was otherwise unknown about ships and crews. Invaluable stuff mate!

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#66 by Frothy , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:17 pm

Quote: davidfowler wrote in post #63
The 2 ships my Dad served on in WW2
1941 - 1944 The Berwick on the Russian convoys


Then 1944 - 1946 HMS King George V in the Pacific.



Is it me but are them photos the same?

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#67 by chocks , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:21 pm

I didn't like to say anything Frothy. I have too much tact mate.

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#68 by chocks , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:25 pm

I'm looking forward to Davids pictures. In the meantime here's a couple of good pic's of KGV.

04_king_george_v.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) After a collision.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#69 by Frothy , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:37 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how these ships stay afloat with so much damage

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#70 by chocks , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Yea! it's quite amazing. I have a picture of an aircraft carrier with some pretty severe damage, I'll have to try and find it.

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#71 by chocks , Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:55 pm

Found it . HMAS Melbourne - Ex HMS Majestic.

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#72 by davidfowler , Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:00 am

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #67
Quote: davidfowler wrote in post #63
The 2 ships my Dad served on in WW2
1941 - 1944 The Berwick on the Russian convoys


Then 1944 - 1946 HMS King George V in the Pacific.



Is it me but are them photos the same?

Woops!!!

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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#73 by Frothy , Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:31 pm

Wished they built warships like that now....What a show of strength

 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#74 by Templer , Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:35 pm

They don't need to be that big now do they, I would imagine a ship like HMS Daring has far more firepower.


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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#75 by Frothy , Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:37 pm

Quote: Templer wrote in post #75
They don't need to be that big now do they, I would imagine a ship like HMS Daring has far more firepower.


I know that Bri, I just love the size of them.

 
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