HMS Exmouth and HMS Clyde at Ardrossan in June 1962 - Ships Nostalgia
14:00

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

HMS Exmouth and HMS Clyde at Ardrossan in June 1962

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10th July 2007, 19:10
clydesiderman clydesiderman is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 119
HMS Exmouth and HMS Clyde at Ardrossan in June 1962

In early June 1962, HMS Exmouth ( Lt. Cdr. Troubridge) and HMS Clyde (Lt. Cdr. Houston) visited Ardrossan, Scotland. Exmouth was on a promotional visit for a few days, but Clyde stayed only two hours, then left.
Was anyone on these ships, or can tell me about them, and why would HMS Clyde spend just two hours there. Hardly time to get tied up before letting go again.
Thank you, Douglas.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10th July 2007, 22:04
melliget's Avatar
melliget melliget is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 349
I wonder if it had anything to do with the anti-Polaris demonstration at Holy Loch? On 9/10 June 1962, demonstrators tried to block Ardnadam pier, used by the American depot ship Proteus and the submarines, and 142 were arrested. The Exmouth was on duty in the loch at the time.

regards,
Martin
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th July 2007, 22:32
clydesiderman clydesiderman is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 119
HMS Exmouth

Thanks for your prompt reply Martin. I hadn't thought of that, and had forgotten all about the Polaris demonstrations, despite living not too far from the Holy Loch. Thanks again, Douglas.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Search the net with ask.com
Support SN
Ask.com and get


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.