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  1. LCT Aachen, engineer at the engine controls

    LCT Aachen, engineer at the engine controls

    4 Paxman engines, two screws and instant response. Fortunately. Voice from the top bridge to the wheelhouse, repeated by the helmsman, and acted on by the seaman at the telegraph, and reacted to with remarkable speed by the engineer below.
  2. Aachen, Dagenham docks

    Aachen, Dagenham docks

    Sliding in to Dagenham docks to land the cargo of the hull of a Sunderland flying boat for the RAF museum
  3. Aachen approaching St. Kilda,

    Aachen approaching St. Kilda,

    Preparing for discharge on approaching St. Kilda
  4. Crewman on the LCT Aachen, St. Kilda

    Crewman on the LCT Aachen, St. Kilda

    Soldier on R and R relaxing having climbed up to the Northish face of Connachair over 1000 ft above the vessel. Looking down on the cliff faces over the sea where the Kildans would clamber down for the birds and eggs for food, up to their evacuation in 1930. Soay sheep spectator in the background
  5. Flying Witch and Defender

    Flying Witch and Defender

    Flying Witch towing Harrison's Defender in Garvel Docks, Greenock. Similar but not identical to other shots of same vessels. Taken from the LCT Aachen alongside.
  6. Aachen at Marchwood

    Aachen at Marchwood

    Aachen on hard at Marchwood (?) with I think, an army tug in attendance.
  7. Aachen

    Aachen

    Aachen discharging a bulk cargo in Birkenhead
  8. Aachen at Rhu hard

    Aachen at Rhu hard

    Loading artic lorry for discharging at Loch Indaal on Islay as part of Opmac job for the community
  9. Aachen at Barra

    Aachen at Barra

    Lying alongside in Castlebay
  10. Aachen, River Mersey.

    Aachen, River Mersey.

    Probably in the early '60's (?), with BI vessel in the background and looking over to the Liver Buildings
  11. Aachen on beach, St Kilda

    Aachen on beach, St Kilda

    Aachen on beach in Village Bay, St Kilda, with cleits in the foreground where food was stored in stone built shelters thatched with turf, allowing the wind to blow through but keeping the contents relatively dry.
  12. Aachen, Rhu

    Aachen, Rhu

    Modern communications, 1960. Inaudible, but very reliable.
  13. Aachen, Prince of Wales, flooding up

    Aachen, Prince of Wales, flooding up

    Flooding up at Prince of Wales dock Southampton,c. '68
  14. LCT 4062, Aachen, Rhu hard

    LCT 4062, Aachen, Rhu hard

    Loading generator and vehicle at Rhu hard near Helensburgh, for South Ford, Benbecula
  15. Aachen, Mallaig

    Aachen, Mallaig

    We were unable to beach at S. Ford between S. Uist and Benbecula because of neap tides. So I decided on a trip through Stornoway, the Kyles of Lochalsh, Mallaig and then Canna and back to L. Carnan. Mallaig, Sunday morning, c. '70.
  16. Aachen, Peel Harbour, I. of Man

    Aachen, Peel Harbour, I. of Man

    Harbour? Barely. View from Peel castle. Can't remember why we were there. I am sure it had nothing to do with seeing the early morning TT practices which were coincidentally on that week. Did not linger there for reasons any seaman would spot
  17. Aachen, St Kilda

    Aachen, St Kilda

    Beaching at Village Bay. Island served for over 20 years by WW2 landing craft before being replaced by two new specially built craft. Now intermittently by civilian chartered vessel and helicopters. Glad I did not miss the experience
  18. Crew of Aachen + visitor+S. Ford

    Crew of Aachen + visitor+S. Ford

    On the sands of South Ford, painting down,with part of the crew and a ship's visitor
  19. Aachen, Full house

    Aachen, Full house

    Aachen with a full load of Land Rovers and trailers early '60's
  20. C/E on Aachen

    C/E on Aachen

    WO Eddington Chief on the HMAV Aachen, an excellent engineer, in his immaculate engine room
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