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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

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There appears to be a cruiser (Southampton Class?) berthed behind the tankers. Any ideas to her identity?
 

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Could the Carrier be Hermes.?
Wave class tanker in the fore ground with one of the early Tide class tankers alongside her. ?
 

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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.

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Kneale Barber
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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