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HMS Penelope

HMS Penelope

Typical day in Harland and Wolff, one man working and hundreds watching!
Keel laying ceremony for HMS Penelope on 30th May 1934 watched by the Duke & Dutchess of Kent.
Penelope, yard number 940, was an "Arethusa" class cruiser and was launched on 15th October 1935 and accepted by the A

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I sailed with a Captain in Moss Tankers called Jackie Waters ; who asked the third mate if Penelope ws pronounced " Pen Elo P or " Penn EE Lope " ?
Third mate replied Pen Elo P to which Jackie said OK go down and ask the mate if I can borrow his " Tel Es Co P "

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