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Old 19th March 2009, 18:27
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a recent post of HMS Rothesay reminded me that she had been in a bond movie. it was pointed out that tenby and fearless had also appeared in bond movies. it got me wondering which other naval ships had appeared in the movies. i remember one of the type 14's in a comedy film but i cant name which one. anybody know which one and which other ships have appeared in films?
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Old 20th March 2009, 06:37
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HMCS Athabaskan doubled as her sister Cayuga in Tony Curtis' "The Great Impostor" in the early 60's.

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Old 20th March 2009, 13:04
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Have come across these on Wiki, reportedly used in "The Battle Of The River Plate."

HMS Achilles played by herself (INS Delhi)
HMS Exeter played by HMS Jamaica
HMS Ajax played by HMS Sheffield
Admiral Graf Spee played by USS Salem
HMS Cumberland (which joined after the main battle) played by herself
HMS Battleaxe and HMS Birmingham were used as camera ships.
The supply ship Altmark was played by the fleet oiler Olna.
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Old 20th March 2009, 13:16
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Not the Silver Screen but I well remember an A boat, alongside at Dolphin, being used in an episode of one of the Eric sykes series. During the filming, Hattie Jacques appeared out of the fin door wearing some flowing robe which, unplanned, was caught by a very stiff breeze and promptly parted, leaving the vision of her wearing just a body stocking. I have had nightmares ever since.
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Old 20th March 2009, 13:48
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The American nuclear submarine in the original "On the Beach" was played by
HMS/m Andrew.
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Old 20th March 2009, 18:17
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a recent post of HMS Rothesay reminded me that she had been in a bond movie. it was pointed out that tenby and fearless had also appeared in bond movies. it got me wondering which other naval ships had appeared in the movies. i remember one of the type 14's in a comedy film but i cant name which one. anybody know which one and which other ships have appeared in films?
jack dusty
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I dont know about movies Jack but recall Rothesay well. It was early sixties and I was sailing on Cunard cargo ships. I had met an old school friend on leaveBobbie Crispin who told me he was standing by Rothesay in Glasgow shipyard. He had come up through ranks and was a s/lt (E). My ship was heading to Glasgow from London and I said I would pop in and see Bobbie there. We did pop in ..... Collided whilst Rothesay was tied up at berth and our tug tow broke, run alkong Rothesay causing quite a bit of damage to rails but also interior I believe. Few red faces all round....

Unforunately Bobbie died tragically young at Pompey dockyard barracks just a few years later.
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Chick Henderson, West Hartlepool lad, sang "Begin the Beguine" (which was a liquorice stick (clarinet) tune played by Arty Shaw before W.W 2.) when the words were added Chick made a hit out of it and appeared in a couple of Films. Served his time at William Gray's, volunteered for the R.N., killed at H.M.S. Pembroke during an air raid. Still one of my favourite songs.
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Old 25th March 2009, 22:34
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I think the film that Jack Dusty remembers is The Bulldog Breed with Norman Wisdom, with scenes filmed at Portland with Type 14 Frigates. I think that Petticoat Pirates with Charlie Drake was also filmed there. HMS Teazer (??)was also used in one of the films I seem to remember.
If you go to 'Films of the sea', there is a pretty good list of ships on the screen.
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Old 26th March 2009, 22:27
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thanks for the tip ken, there is some interesting info on the site. will dig a bit deeper and see what surprises it throws up.
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Saw "Baby and the battleship"? whilst stationed in Malta - 1956?Long time ago and the memory fades. Good laugh for the time.

Good luck with the search.

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The Petticoat Pirates was filmed in Portland. Near the end of the film the 2nd Frigate Squadron is in persuit of Charlie and his ladies I think on HMS Pellew. Memories for me, as the Squadron peeled off to port and starboard the first one was
HMS Undaunted F53 my first ship, the second in line was my last ship HMS Keppel F85.
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Jack Dusty,
to answer your enquiry, HMS TEAZER and a Blackwood class featured in 'The Bulldog Breed' starring Norman Wisdom in July 1958.
HMS TEAZER was my first ship as a Junior Stoker in 1958 and I was one of the lunatics who had to 'abandon ship' (three times) on that sunny day in Portland harbour. (If you watch the film it appears that the ships company was the size of a Cruiser!!).
All of us 'extras' were paid ten shillings which was celebrated by six pints of Scrumpy at the Breakwater Hotel and fish and chips from the Greasy Spoon on the way back.
I emerged from the engine room hatches, twice in overalls and once in No 8's, because all my overalls were by then soaked.
A colleague of mine Bruce Evans, who I am still in touch with, was the lunatic who dived over the side from the bridge!!
Happy days over 50 years ago.
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Old 8th September 2009, 01:12
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HMS Portchester Castle, a castle class corvette was in the Cruel Sea as the Saltash Castle
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