Hms Troutbridge

julian anstis
14th March 2005, 20:23

I know nothing more than her name but I am sure someone will have more details of her. Looks nothing more than a barge and the photo would have been taken approx 1969 somewhere on the south coast.

photo by W.P.Westbrook.

julian anstis
14th March 2005, 20:32
Funny you should say that Ron.........great minds think alike ! I had that feeling it was something to do with the Navy Lark...could'nt think why you would name a least it's a wreck....I got that bit right.

14th March 2005, 20:47
Maybe used in photo shoots?

Doug Rogers
17th March 2005, 04:56
Interestingly enough there is a Troubridge in RN records dating back to 1805. The last I can find is the Troubridge Class of Destroyers 1942/43, 1710 tons..Troubridge (leader) 1730 tonnes..similar to the U and V classes of similar date.
What a difference a T makes!!.

John Briggs
27th January 2016, 07:13
Baltic Ace, wreck removal -

david freeman
27th January 2016, 08:40
As Has been said I can only recall the Navy Lark on BBC the Light Programme-One is rattling old bones

27th January 2016, 12:25
My first thoughts too!

Wikipedia says..The Navy Lark[1] was a radio sit-com about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate named HMS Troutbridge, (a play on HMS Troubridge, a Royal Navy destroyer) based in HMNB Portsmouth.

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