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Kingswear Castle, Dartmouth

Kingswear Castle, Dartmouth

Kingswear Castle on the River Dart.
A trip on this lovely old paddle steamer was my birthday treat!

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The Worcester ensign flying proud at the masthead tells me this was also a recent trip with a group of OW's aboard?
 

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good day guernseyman,m,sun 8th june,re:kingswear castle.dartmouth,a brilliant photo of a fine paddle steamer,thank you for posting,regards ben27
 

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Hi Barnsey,
Not knowing what the "Worcester ensign" represented I looked it up on Google. Does it mean that the ship was used for training?
 

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No not at all Guernsyman .... this trip was last month I believe or early this month and the 'Old Worcesters' living in the SW of England organised their monthly 'get together' for a cruise on the 'Kingswear Castle' .....very kindly the owners allowed the group to hoist our ensign to the masthead. Thats the defaced (gold 'W' with a gold crown above it) blue ensign you can see in the photo at her masthead. HMS Worcester, "The Incorporated Thames Nautical Training College HMS Worcester" to give it the full name was the pre sea training ship for the Merchant Navy at Greenhithe on the Thames. Finally closed in 1968. The ship was towed away to Bruges in 1978 where she was scrapped. See photos in my gallery.

David
 

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