Painting, slowly, on the Glenbank in 1953. Hardly believe you could ever finish a ship with brushes let alone keep it going for 30 years.
Note temporary absence of white patrol uniform and polished brass telescope
Soviet heavy cruiser 'Sverdlov' at Spithead, 1953. From an album of such photos bought at collectables fair.
Built: 1952 Baltiyskiy Zavod, Leningrad
Armament: 12x5.9inch, 12x3.9inch, 32x37mm AA, 10x21inch
TT, 140-250 mines
Machinery: Geared Steam turbines,
Looks like Orcades at Spithead Naval Review, 1953. From an album including a number of shots taken at Spithead. Orcades before the 'top-hat' was installed on the funnel.
Surrounded by an assortment of small naval vessels--picture cropped and then enlarged.
Built: 1948 Vickers-Armstrong, Barr