h.m.s.baritone

john russell
26th October 2005, 12:14
bar class.750 tons, one of 73.coal fired, one left at cape town ex barcross, there is a pic of baritone in the book, royal navy in focus in ww2,

jbryce
13th November 2005, 17:34
Hms Baritone

john russell
22nd December 2005, 10:02
just back on site after some time, just been on to your web site brill, thank you for putting baritone on,i served on her 45, Regards, John -rusty,

jbryce
26th December 2005, 16:52
Glad to be of help.
The info I have on her is that she was launched March 1945, so I assume you commissioned her from new. She was launched by Philip of Dartmouth and weighed in at 730 ton, with rounded stern for working her kedge anchor and cable. She was capable of a 70 ton lift on her forward horns. In the photograph she is seen with her 3 inch gun aft and all of this class were coal burners (that would be hard work). She was sold to Pounds at Portsmouth for breaking up in May 1958.
Don't know how many of the class were built, but it may have been as many as 74, for various navy's.

nojay
2nd June 2009, 23:19
I came across a large picture in my father's effects showing HMS Kimberley (a WWII K-class RN destroyer) tied up at a quay. The stern of the armed tug HMS Baritone can just be made out in the background behind Kimberley.

Being an inquisitive soul I'd like to find out where the picture was taken -- I suspect it might have been Cape Town or elsewhere in South Africa, but it's possible it was somewhere else. Can anyone identify the locale?

Steve Woodward
3rd June 2009, 09:07
I think that is Dartmouth, she could be arriving there at the end of her career
Steve

Cooky Boy
3rd June 2009, 13:08
Agree with Steve, looks more like Dartmouth, certainly doesn't look like South Africa. Although the SA Navy were using a few old Bar Boats up to the late 60s, early 70s, at Simonstown.

gil mayes
3rd June 2009, 16:00
Sandquay, Dartmouth.
Gil.

Peter4447
3rd June 2009, 18:21
Confirm Sand Quay - my other half is a Dartmouthian.
Peter4447(Jester)

nojay
4th June 2009, 19:01
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure if my father ever actually served on the Kimberley -- he was on convoy escort duties (including the Murmansk run, I believe) in corvettes in the early part of WWII but I think he spent the end of the war in the eastern Med. He was an Engineering Officer, Wavy Navy, seconded from the coal industry where he worked pre-war as a steam fitter.

Steve Woodward
4th June 2009, 19:39
Kimberley spent a fair proportion of her career in the Med

mckenziemjwm
22nd August 2010, 14:48
I came across a large picture in my father's effects showing HMS Kimberley (a WWII K-class RN destroyer) tied up at a quay. The stern of the armed tug HMS Baritone can just be made out in the background behind Kimberley.

Being an inquisitive soul I'd like to find out where the picture was taken -- I suspect it might have been Cape Town or elsewhere in South Africa, but it's possible it was somewhere else. Can anyone identify the locale?

This photo was taken in late 46 in England just before she was sent for scrap.