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unknown = Chatham

Hi,
Where is this, name on the ships bell reads ST BRIA- - -
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Chatham RN Dockyard ?. Locking in to I think, No 1 basin from the River Medway.
 

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Looks like merchant vessel. Perhaps SR steamer St Briac (1924, 2291grt) after requisition for war service as target vessel? She was sunk by mine March 1942.http://www.wrecksite.eu/img/wrecks/st_briac_ss.jpg
 

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Shipmate 17. If this vessel is a Southern Railway Ferry then it really puts My idea of Your pic being Chatham RN Dockyard somewhat up the spout but on first thoughts it did look a bit like it. Sorry Mate. Perhaps one of the French Ports?.
 

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Looks more like locking out into a river. Is that a four masted training ship in the river behind the building on the right?
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Well John, I didn't spot that. Perhaps I should return to My original suggestion of it being the Royal Dockyard at Chatham but why a ferry would be entering is a mystery. Now if the 4 masted barque is My Dear Old Training Ship the TS Arethusa at Upnor then it is definitely Chatham and the ship is locking in to the basin as the Training ship is in the right place on the other side of the River Medway that goes down to Rochester. But there doesn't appear to be any warships in the basin??. I wonder what date the pic is?.
 

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Tony,Hi. If as you say the ARETHUSA is in the Medway at Upnor would this not suggest the vessel is locking out?
Kinnie, those pictures seem to refer to Plymouth.
Cheers, John.
 

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Oh Well Dave, Shot down again but agree, the absence of warships was a bit suspicious. Athough the 4 masted vessel threw me a bit, I got a bit over excited then. So the mystery remains. As Blackadder say's "BxGGxR".
 

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Not really John as the River winds around the Dockyard but I think Chatham has been ruled out. Somewhere buried deep in the SN vaults is a picture of the RN Dockyard Chatham.
 

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