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HMS Agincourt 1955

HMS Agincourt 1955

Battle class destroyer before conversion

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Thank you for posting an excellent series of photographs from your father’s collection, psanderman. I do not know if you have found them, but I have written a series of articles in the Directory covering all the Battle Class Destroyers completed by Hawthorn Leslie, including HMS Agincourt: -
Fred (Thumb)

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Thanks for your comments, Fred, thanking my son.
I have read your article about the 'Battles', and was very interested to learn the history of how the class came into being, the problems of procuring the director towers during the design and building stages, and the number of ships cancelled, broken up or paid off at the end of WW2.
The 'Battles' were a very handsome class of ship, my preference - as far as appearance is concerned - being for those with the US director tower, which included AGINCOURT.
As I have stated elsewhere, I served in her as a Lieutenant and as Squadron Communications Officer in 1956/57, and was on board when we steamed past the Royal Yacht to greet the Queen in 1957 (see next photo in the above sequence).

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