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Can anyone identify this WWII ship please?

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Old 20th March 2010, 10:15
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Can anyone identify this WWII ship please?

Could anyone please help me and give me any information about the ship in the link below? Many thanks! Dom

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4446790341/
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Old 20th March 2010, 10:24
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Its the RNZN Achillies. There is loads about on quite a few sites - it was one of the vessels involved Battle of River Plate against the Graf Spee
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Old 20th March 2010, 14:59
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HMNZS Achilles to give her the correct title. But if one checks Steves posting below, HMS would seem to be in order
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Old 20th March 2010, 15:04
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I can see the ducted funnel has confused the ID, the original forward funnel was ducted back to join the after funnel thus resembling at first glance a leander class ship but this is a Queen elizabeth class battleship and is most likely the Malaya
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I can see the ducted funnel has confused the ID, the original forward funnel was ducted back to join the after funnel thus resembling at first glance a leander class ship but this is a Queen elizabeth class battleship and is most likely the Malaya

So it is - and yes it was the funnel that threw me
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Old 20th March 2010, 21:20
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Malaya

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So it is - and yes it was the funnel that threw me
Good spotting. I would place the photo around 1933-1934, when Sam Isaac was Paymaster Lt Cmdr and secretary to Rear Admiral North C in C Home Fleet.
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Old 20th March 2010, 21:41
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Hms Fox

I have searched for pictures of HMS Fox without success.
She was in service in 1919 and sent to help British Expeditionary Forces in Russia.
I have a picture of her ice breaker ahead of her in the White Sea, but not HMS Fox.HMS FOX Icebreaker in White Sea 1919.jpg
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Old 21st March 2010, 17:51
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hms fox try HERE click on the small image at the bottom of the page to get the full size version also look down HERE this site sells very good quality images

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Old 22nd March 2010, 23:50
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HMS Achilles

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HMNZS Achilles to give her the correct title. But if one checks Steves posting below, HMS would seem to be in order
HMS Achilles was attached to the Royal New Zealand Navy for a spell in WWII.
But this is HMS Malaya it seems.
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Old 23rd March 2010, 00:06
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HMS Fox

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hms fox try HERE click on the small image at the bottom of the page to get the full size version also look down HERE this site sells very good quality images

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I have pics of British expeditionary forces on HMS Fox being taken out of Russia.
cannot load due to size.
Thanks for the help Dom P
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