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fred henderson



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HMS Agincourt, built by Hawthorn Leslie at Hebburn-on-Tyne. Builder's official photograph of her running full power trials in June 1947. Cost the Admiralty £942,276. The MoD pay more that that today, for a consultant to carry out a 2 month study!
· Date: Wed, 28 September 05 · Views: 770
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John_F
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Wed, 28 September 05 12:23

She's certainly going some, Fred. How fast could she go?
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ruud

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Wed, 28 September 05 12:34

Ahoy,
Those destroyers looking very "speedy" to me!

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william dillon

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Wed, 28 September 05 14:35

Very impressive..
W. Dillon.

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fred henderson

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Wed, 28 September 05 15:30

At full load they achieved about 32 knots, climbing up to about 34 knots as the fuel was burned off. Notice the size of the stern wave at the extreme right of the photograph. The yard had two full time photographers on the staff. I think they did a good job. In the next few minutes after this shot was taken from the pilot boat or tug it must have been pretty wild.

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RUMRAT
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Fri, 17 March 06 10:31

HMS AGINCOURT on Speed Trials
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MNEWBY

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Sat, 2 June 07 15:38

Hello Fred
Is this the sister ship to HMS Cavalier now in Chatham? , look similar.

Mike - from sunny Blyth

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Steve Woodward
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Sat, 2 June 07 17:16

Excellant picture Fred.
Mike - they only look outwardly similar, Cavalier is one of the C' class destroyers, (Caesar, Cambrian, Caprice, Carron, Carysfort, Cassandra, Cavalier, Cavendish, Chaplet, Charity, Chequers, Cheviot, Chevron, Chieftain, Childers, Chivalrous, Cockade, Comet, Comus, Consort, Constance, Contest, Concord, Cossack, Creole, Crispin, Cromwell, Crescent, Crown, Croiziers, Crusader and Crystal ) the 32 of the class were split into four flottilla's CA,CH,CO & CR depending on the two first letters of their names.
The C class had the same armament as the battle's - four 4.5" but in four single turrets as opposed to the battles having two twin turrets forwards, the C class were also the last destroyers with open turrets.
Size wise the C class were 363' long and displaced 1710 tons standard 2510 tons deep load as against the battles at 379 ft and 2,325 tons standard 3,430 tons full load
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Sat, 12 April 14 08:56

Fred, HMS Matapan in a full speed trial after conversion with the draft of a carrier still did 33knots in 1977 on the original ww2 engines and boilers.
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