SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY

#1 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:48 pm

Probably the most famous ship in the world HMS Victory. Always worth a visit if your in Portsmouth

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#2 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:52 pm

HMS Aston Villa sunk off Norway 1940 (Wonder why they never had a HMS Birmingham City)

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#3 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:52 pm

I must go and see that ship one day.
Is she actually floating in the black and white photos?


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#4 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:55 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #2
HMS Aston Villa sunk off Norway 1940 (Wonder why they never had a HMS Birmingham City)




Sunk without trace I hope. Theirs been about 4 HMS Birminghams I think


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#5 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:04 pm

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #4
Quote: chocks wrote in post #2
HMS Aston Villa sunk off Norway 1940 (Wonder why they never had a HMS Birmingham City)




Sunk without trace I hope. Theirs been about 4 HMS Birminghams I think

Yea! but not Birmingham City eh? During WW2 a series of Fishing Trawlers were taken into service they were called the Football Class there was Derby County, Aston Villa, Glasgow Rangers and West Ham United amongst others but for some reason Birmingham City was never chosen.
Aston Villa's wreck is known as you can see from one of my pictures but due to the fact that all the crew lost their lives in the sinking it is now classed as a war grave and diving on her is forbidden


 
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RE: Ships of The Royal Navy

#6 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #3
I must go and see that ship one day.
Is she actually floating in the black and white photos?

Victory spent 110 years moored in Portsmouth Harbour until it was feared that her hull was rotting away and she was taken into dry dock at either the end of 1922 or early 1923

 
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#7 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:09 pm

I apologize for my last statement. I didn't know there was loss of life.


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#8 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:15 pm

No appologies needed mate. It's only banter and I doubt very much any of the crew supported either City or Villa. As far as I'm aware they were all from the Middlesborough area so I don't suppose any of them would care too much.

 
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#9 by Frothy , Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:12 pm

What was these trawlers used for? Was they still used as trawlers?


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#10 by chocks , Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:43 pm

They were used for all sorts of things. Spy Ships, Mine Detection and assistance to the Norwegian Resistance being just 3 of their uses.

 
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#11 by chocks , Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:45 pm

HMS Warrior. The worlds first Iron-clad ship now in Portsmouth Harbour.

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#12 by Frothy , Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:45 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #10
They were used for all sorts of things. Spy Ships, Mine Detection and assistance to the Norwegian Resistance being just 3 of their uses.


Thanks for that chocks. AH! spy ships aye, bit fishy that


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#13 by chocks , Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:53 pm

HM "Royal Yacht" Brittania prior to her being put out to mothball. These pictures were taken at Portsmouth in the late 70's

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#14 by Templer , Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:30 pm

I couldn't resit finding a ship with the name "Birmingham City"

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#15 by Frothy , Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:32 pm

Well done Bri


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