Originally Posted by stillwaters
Hi Stephen, we were berthed in Wellington when the DM sailed out for the last time ( probably around 1960 ) her 'Paying Off Pennant ' was about a third of the length of the ship. I believe the length of the Pennant has something to do with the length of her service ??
10 ft per year of service. 23 years so 230 ft. LOA 680ft so 'about a third' is more accurate that just 'about'!!!!