this is how i remember it,the first time i was there.
the second time we had sold it off,
in the very far background is a R.F.A ammo ship.
the fleet canteen was the very start of every great run ashore
During the 70's I worked for an American company chartering bulk carriers. We initiated a bulk packaged timber service from the Straits area to Europe and the USA. We negotiated with the Singaporean authorites and loaded our vessels (20/30,000 dwt) at Sembawang. This looks like Sembawang, is it?. When we loaded there, the only naval vessels were a few ANZUS frigates. The facilities were excellent and we achieved a great loading rate but once we succeeded, others came in and I suppose containerisation finally killed the service.
I think the carrier is Victorious. Hermes had a deck edge elevator at the forward end of her angled deck and I can't see it in the photo. The cruiser is Belfast (the funnel arrangement is unique) and I concur on the Wave and Tide class tankers but can't give names.
Great pic Jim! Think this pic is circa 1960-61?
Think it's Victorious as no Alaska Highway outboard of island - which Hermes did have. Eagle was in long refit 1959-64 at which time the 984 dustbin was fitted so it's not her.
It is Belfast- also see Tiger type bridge- she was flagship of FO2 Far East fleet till Hermes took over 1962 time.
it was sembawang ,and the carrier is the :VICTORIOUS :i am not too sure of the cruiser ,but i will go for a ..colony class..but many may
look diffrent around the bridge.and the postion of the funnels.
what a lot of intrest the pic has had.
The cruiser is certainly Belfast, (Edinburgh class) although very similar to the Southampton class, it and Edinburgh were the only two cruisers to have that mast/funnel configuration, the aft mast being forward of the aft funnel.