HMS Ladybird ex ss Wusueh - Ships Nostalgia
12:49

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

HMS Ladybird ex ss Wusueh

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 30th July 2009, 13:21
bob2bob bob2bob is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 366
HMS Ladybird ex ss Wusueh

Trying to track photos or info, she was used as a headquarters/depot ship in Korea then went to Sasebo, Japan as a hospital ship.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30th July 2009, 15:05
scorcher scorcher is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,028
WUSUEH 1931 3009 tgr Pass/Cargo China Nav (J.Swire) Lon.
1950-LADYBIRD British Navy
B/up HK 6-53

link to photo;http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20...Wusueh-01.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31st July 2009, 07:38
bob2bob bob2bob is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 366
Thanks for the link Scorcher,
My father (Royal Marines) was in her, during her time as a depot ship, I am sure it was used as a headquarters ship for the R.N. during the Korean war, from the info I have, coastal action was run from her. Then she sailed to Sasebo as hospital ship, returned to her owners (China steamship?) then scrapped in 1953. AS the ss Wusueh she was built for the Yangtze river.
Apart from that the history is scarce, only the odd sentence in reports and journals, the first HMS Ladybird was a Yangtze river gunboat (Insect Class) which was sunk of North Africa during WW2, I believe a number of these were built in section form originally for the Adriatic during WW1 never used and shipped to China for River and coastal work. the original was sunk during an air raid of North Africa during WW2.
once again thanks for the link
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31st July 2009, 11:02
scorcher scorcher is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,028
Glad to help..my knowledge of the Grey Funnel Line is very limited but your posting is more interesting because of that. Best Wishes.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 31st July 2009, 20:17
japottinger's Avatar
japottinger japottinger is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,351
Wusueh

I have drawn a model plan of this ship from CNC origs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 31st July 2009, 22:21
Geoff_E's Avatar
Geoff_E Geoff_E is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 315
Gentlemen, perhaps I can refer you to the following URLs':

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chr...-Bay-Alert.htm

and

http://www.hmsfalcon.com/Gallery/Gal.../gallery10.htm

I commend the latter as a particularly interesting read. Captain Brotchie is, I feel, one of our cloth whose life defined the better parts of what we all about.
__________________
Best Wishes,
Geoff.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 3rd August 2009, 07:38
bob2bob bob2bob is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 366
The HMS Falcon site is where I started my search, and I agree Geoff it is a view into a different time and service, my uncle now deceased also served on the Yangtze and told some remarkable yarns.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off




Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.