Portsmouth Monitor

David Worth
18th August 2005, 07:20
Can anyone recall the name oif the Portsmouth monitor - similar to HMS Roberts at Devonport?
Many thanks
David

Doug Rogers
18th August 2005, 07:49
Can anyone recall the name oif the Portsmouth monitor - similar to HMS Roberts at Devonport?
Many thanks
David

I dont think that class ever had names ..I think they were always referred to as M..number as appropriate. Janes Fighting Ships of WW1 would seem to indicate that as well. I think only the larger Monitors actually had names. Hope that helps.

fred henderson
18th August 2005, 12:58
Roberts was a WW II built ship. Her sister was Abercrombie.

Fred

David Worth
18th August 2005, 17:44
Many thanks for the information, I do appreciate it. I recall seeing the Abercrombie at Portsmouth at a Navy Days and as soon as the name appeared I could have kicked myself! Again many thanks.
David

jbryce
23rd August 2005, 21:20
Posted photo of Abercrombie sailing down the River Tyne in 1943 from builders yard into the gallery

Doug Rogers
24th August 2005, 05:58
Sorry I think I misunderstood that first post, was thinking of the Monitor currently under refurbishment at Portsmouth now.

jbryce
28th August 2005, 21:29
Abercrombie arrived at Barrow for breaking up in 1954, what year were you referring to David?

medway
23rd May 2006, 09:18
The monitor at Portsmouth is M29 which at one stage was called Minerva, dates from WW1. Think she was built for Gallipoli.

Rlangham
23rd May 2006, 21:28
There's also an 1882 gunboat laid up at Portsmouth, HMS Handy, hope there's a chance of her being restored

Phill
24th May 2006, 18:31
HMS Handy is on the National Register of Historic Vessels,
there site is worth a look at

http://www.nhsc.org.uk/index.cfm/event/getVessel/vref/16

Phill