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Anyone recognise warship taken from SS Mathurs 1956.

Mike
· Date: Sun, 19 February 06 · Views: 392
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Pusser509

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Mon, 20 February 06 01:10

There were still a number of cruisers left by 1956 and into the 60's. This one could be a Colony class or Swiftsure class. I lean toward the latter, either Superb or Swiftsure, but couldn't sharpen the photo up enough to read the pennant number so cannot be certain of class or name.
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R736476

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Mon, 20 February 06 05:14

Appears to have lattice foremast which could suggest Ceylon or Newfoundland.
If taken in Far East in 1956, then could be Newfoundland.
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CEYLON220

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Tue, 21 February 06 12:42

Both of you could be right she looks familiar to me and could easily be my old ship HMS CEYLON C30 WITH THE ENCLOSED BRIDGE. She was sold to the Peruvian Navy in1960---- one very happy ship.
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Jim McFaul
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Fri, 3 April 09 15:38

Looks like a Fiji class cruiser. Those still around in 1956 were Bermuda, Ceylon, Gambia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Newfoundland, Nigeria and Uganda. Where was the photo taken, by any chance in the Med or the Red Sea? Jim McFaul
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Steve Woodward
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Fri, 3 April 09 18:41

There were eleven Fiji's, the were sometimes called the crown colony class with the first eight having four triple 6" turrets -Bermuda, Fiji, Gambia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and Trinidad and the final three with the realisation that aircraft where now their main threat were completed with three tripple 6" and a heavier AA outfit - Ceylon, Uganda and Newfoundland these three ships were referred to as the crown Colonony 2 class.
Swiftsure has been mentioned but following her colision with the destroyer Diamond in 1953 she was placed in reserve and although work was commenced to modernised her it was not completed and she never returned to service she was scrapped in 1962 still with her tripod mast, the Superb, the last of the Minotaurs, was constructed slightly differently and the aft superstructure on this ship I think rukes her out
The awnings on the above ship hide her a bit but she is a three turret ship but is she a CC2 or a CC1 with X turret removed ?
Fiji and Trinidad are ruled as war losses, Nigeria can be ruled out as she was the only one of the CC1 ships to remain a four turret ship, the other seven all lost theirs in 1944-5 to be replaced by extra AA weapons, so we are left with eight ships : Bermuda, Gambia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Ceylon, Uganda and Newfoundland, Mauritius went to scrap with a tripod mast, its not the Uganda/Quebec, so that leaves six ships of those to me she most resembles the Ceylon but the image is too obscured by those awnings
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