What ship is this, I'm thinking Belfast vintage ? but the funnels are too straight, only thing I'm sure about re this ship is that it is about the same age as me.
She is being refueled by RFA Wave Prince, of the same vintage
Possibly Apollo, There were three Welshman, Manxman and Apollo. Apollo was still around 58/63 . I Remember RASing Her a few times. I believe Welshman was torpedoed during the war and at speed She went staight down. Iv'e no idea about survivors. I don't know anything about Manxman. Rgds.
Manxman for sure, M70, pennant number changed to N70 during the 1960's. Scrapped in 1972
Apollo M01 scrapped in 1962.
Ariadne, M65 scrapped in 1965.
Abdiel, M39 sunk on hitting a mine in Taranto bay during 1943.
Latona, M76 bombed by the Italians and lost off the coast of Libya in 1941
Welshman, M84 torpedoed by the U-617 using just one torpedo and sunk 35 miles off Tobruk during 1943 with a loss of 152 hands. This was the second time the ship had been torpedoed the first time having returned to Devonport for repair.
Clankie, I have an idea that HMS Abdiel was a class on Her own. If I'm wrong forgive Me for asking the question. Perhaps it may have been the Welshman that hit a mine and wasn't torpedoed and went straight down at speed. I stand ready to be corrected. Rgds Tony.
I think you may be confusing Abdiel M39, (sunk by mines in Taranto Bay in 1943, Captain Orr-Ewing) with Abdiel N21 the mine countermeasure support ship laid up in Portsmouth for several years in the 1980's and finally disposed of in 1989. The last Abdiel had provision for a complete HQ staff and contained large workshops, acting as a base for the "Ton" class minehunters.
When in commission spent most of its time with the minehunting flotilla in Rosyth, HMS Lochinvar at South Queensferry. (Thumb)
As a completely useless piece of information Abdiel was named after one of the Seraphs in John Milton's Paradise Lost. (Jester)
Thank you indeed gentlemen for a wealth of information.
So it used to be 3 funnels, I was thinking that but was unable to decide.
I may now be able to find this in my little Restricted Naval Intelligence Manual of 1944 which I picked up at a market stall for $1