Taken in Loch Long, near the torpedo testing range at Arrochar. Probably on her shakedown cruise, or crew training.
A mine-laying submarine, she was the last British sub lost in WW II, sunk with all hands in the Malacca Straits early in 1945.
RFA RELIANT at anchor with the fleet off Yugoslavia in August 1933. Lots of C class cruisers and interwar destroyers as a backdrop. What a wonderful period to have been serving in.
Taken from a photo postcard of the period. What a shame that tradition has died out.
B 1932 Soc. Anon. Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente. T 51,062g, 30,623n.
D 879.9/268.19011. 833.9/254.17 x 97/29.57 x 30.7/9.36.
E Quad scr, 12 stm turb, srg, 22,082 nhp, 12 wtb, 384 psi. xx kts. By builder at
Samprierdarena H Steel. 5 + part 5,6 & 7 dks. P 978 1st, 410 toOOst, 866 3rd.
1930 Apr 27: K