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Refueling by RFA Wave Prince 1963

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HMS Manxman, a minelayer completed in 1941 and creditted with speeds up to 40 knots. There is a lot of discussion about whether she and her sisters were actually able to achieve anything like that speed. Converted in 1963 to a support ship for coastal minelayers. Disposed of in the early 70's.

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Thanks for that Pusser509, I recall seeing this in 62/63 and thinking she looked old then.
Was there a John Hunt class Frigate or one named John Hunt, I am refering to the first RAS I witnessed in 62 when I was told she would be scrapped soon.
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Ted; There was a Hunt class of escort destroyer, but at the time you are thinking of, the only ones remaining in the RN were Brocklesby and Brissenden. I think the first might have been the only one of the two that was still operational.

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Thanks Don I have been mistakenly thinking she was a Frigate then, was her Bridge life a square box about 3 decks high with portholes on the top deck only.
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She may have been classed as a frigate by then. She would have had a twin four inch gun on the focsle, but the bridge arrangement you describe doesn't ring a bell.
 

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She looked very odd and very old and I remember thinking at the time, "this dosen't look like our navy".
I asure you I have matured a lot since then, she and her crews would have given the most excelent of service.
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