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HMS Bulwark

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The photo is not mine...
In another photo it is written - England, April 25, 1956...
The Soviet sailor photographed...
I think that it was a visit of Soviet ships to Plymouth. 18.04.1956 - 27.04.1956
There was the Ordzhonikidze cruiser, project 68bis, and two destroyers Smotryaschy and Sovershenny

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A Centaur class light aircraft carrier.
Either HMS CENTAUR
or HMS BULWARK
or HMS ALBION
As records show that Centaur and Albion both went to the far east in January 1956 returning, in the case of Centaur, on 15th May 1956, then this is likely to be Bulwark based on the date given.
 

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A Centaur class light aircraft carrier.
Either HMS CENTAUR
or HMS BULWARK
or HMS ALBION
As records show that Centaur and Albion both went to the far east in January 1956 returning, in the case of Centaur, on 15th May 1956, then this is likely to be Bulwark based on the date given.
Thank you Mad...
The dates of the visit are just such... There is evidence from another source...
Can I sign a photo - HMS Bulwark?
 

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Yes, I am reasonably confident that it is HMS BULWARK, if the photo was taken in April.
If it was taken after 15th May then it could be any of the three as the other two returned to Devonport.
 

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Oh yes, so it is. I should have spotted the 'wrong' hammerhead crane for Devonport. (consider me rebuked).
I have just twigged the date! On 19th April 1956 Lionel Crabbe went missing in Portsmouth Harbour while 'examining' the underside of the very same Soviet cruiser.
This photograph would have been taken during that visit.
A significant picture indeed.

Regarding the ship in the photo. If as records seem to confirm, Centaur and Albion went to Devonport, then this confirms ID as HMS BULWARK.
 

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Okay, gentlemen, thank you...
Now the question. Can someone transfer photos and comments to the theme - Royal Navy Ships?
Or other problems with the forum?
 

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