ship info

Philip Boyer
22nd September 2013, 19:05
Hi everyone -im a new member trying to find some info about some of the ships my dad served on in the war- for instance there are alot of entries saying HMS victory ( 10 in fact)- but in brackets is says newport another one says la flore it even says victory 3(fritillary) . can anyone help on these - le flore is listed after 3 ships ?? again any help would be fantastic



22nd September 2013, 19:34
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22nd September 2013, 20:34

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Hugh MacLean
22nd September 2013, 21:25
Hello Philip and welcome,
HMS VICTORY was the Naval barracks in Portsmouth and it had various outstations such as VICTORY I, II, III etc. They were accounting bases. If you look again at the service record you will find the names in brackets are actually sea-going drafts. HMS LA FLORE, HMS NEWPORT and HMS FRITILLARY. It can be quite confusing at times but that is generally how they wrote them up.


22nd September 2013, 22:27
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

23rd September 2013, 09:35
Greetings Phill and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.