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Old 29th November 2008, 01:44
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Question Hi all from Tasmania Auistralia Ex Royal Navy & Merchant Navy in the 1950

My Father Geoff Edwards was in the Royal Navy (National Service) and British merchant navy 1953 to 1957.
We are both interested in any info or pics of the ships Dad was on.
I have posted a name of a few of the ships he was on , but possibly not in the correct order.
HMS Carisbrooke Castle
HMS Lochfyne.
SS Gritt
SS Rhineland
Donnottor Castle

He did his training at National Sea Training School GravesEnd in 1953.
Royal Navy @ Sluys in Devonport UK
HMS Raleigh UK
We hope to be able to find old friends and ship mates and pictures .
Jan & Geoff
Tasmania Australia
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Old 29th November 2008, 01:54
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Old 29th November 2008, 03:28
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Janandgeoff, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, it's good to have you onboard.
For starters, here are a couple of pictures. Almost certainly, our members will provide more pictures and details in answer to you query.
Dunnottar Castle:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DN
HMS Lochfyne:
http://www.lochclassfrigates.com/lochfyne.html

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Old 29th November 2008, 08:18
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Old 29th November 2008, 08:29
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Welcome to the site. It seems likely that Grandfather was in this one.

Castle Class Corvettes of the Royal Navy including HMS Allington Castle, Alnwick Castle, Amberley Castle, Bamborough Castle, Berkeley Castle, Caistor Castle, Carisbrooke Castle, Knaresborough Castle.

These Castle Class Corvettes were a much improved vessel to the Flower class Corvettes The improved length designed by William Reed of Smith's Dock made these more suitable for Atlantic Weather conditions. With the Addition of Squid which improved its anti Submarine capabilities. from the Class Two were sunk by German U-Boats, HMS Hurst Castle on 1st September 1944 and HMS Denbigh Castle lost on the 13th February 1944 . HMS Tunsberg (ex HMS Shrewsbury Castle) was sunk by hitting a mine on the 12th December 1944.
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Old 29th November 2008, 09:15
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Welcome Jan and Geoff eo this wonderful site
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Old 29th November 2008, 10:42
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Greetings Jan & Geoff and welcome to SN from the south of England. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.
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Old 29th November 2008, 11:37
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Welcome aboard, Jan & Geoff.
I see the crew have been their usual helpful selves already.
Explore the ship and you may find more.
Enjoy the voyage.
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Old 29th November 2008, 12:29
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Dunnottar Castle/Gravesend Sea School

Hi folks.
Welcome to SN from another newish member. You will find four photos of Dunnottar Castle on the SN Gallery of photos,as built and in later life with foreign owners. Gravesend Sea School has its own site and is well supported and sure it might be of help. Hope this is of some assistamce.
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Old 29th November 2008, 12:34
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Welcome aboard from Brisbane I can see the lads are already helping out, enjoy the ship.

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Old 29th November 2008, 12:40
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Welcome from Lancashire.
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Old 30th November 2008, 09:21
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Jan & Geoff,

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
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Welcome aboard Jan and Geoff. I'm sure you'll enjoy SN. Happy New Year
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Welcome! from Devonport, Tasmania!
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