I'm looking for anyone who served on the British Mariner in 1974 when it was in dry dock in Falmouth in September, or who served on the British Explorer when it was in dry dock in Singapore (Jurong? Sembawang?) for a couple of months in Aug-Oct 1976. Can anyone help? Thank you. Also...
The Queen Elizabeth in shown in a night time view resting in the King George V dry dock at Southampton in August, 1946. Notice she still carries the large wartime radar tower above the bridge, it would be replaced the following year.
Another fine color shot of the Queen Elizabeth taken in early 1966. It shows the liner at Greenock in the Inchgreen Dry Dock during her reconstruction to turn her into a cruise ship. She would have a Lido Deck built on her stern complete with a swimming pool.
HMS Glamorgan (Portsmouth Summer 1982) in drydock being repaired after being hit by Exocet missile during the Falklands war. The only ship to survive an Exocet strike. (Highly recommend book written by her navigating officer Ian Inskip entitled &quot;Exocet&quot;)
Need some help identifying this one.
Assuming it to be a British Destroyer, it is of 'Turtleback' design with a funnel code of either 31 or 39. Looks more like 31 to me, being of smaller diameter. Not close enough together for 30.
So if a Class A, this would limit it to HMS Sturgeon or HMS Sunfish
One of two photographs of a floating dry dock at Portsmouth.
Can anyone identify which one? My best unconfirmed information that this is AFD 5, built in 1912, which was destined to be moved to Alexandria in 1939, but only got as far as Malta where she was sunk.
Anybody able to identify the tugs?