Seen on the Thames Estuary in May 1964.
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Can anyone identify the tug and/or the coaster laying alongside her?
Photograph was taken by a friend, Kevin Patience, in 1968 while he was on a detachment with 39 Sqdn (Canberra PR aircraft) from RAF Luqa, Malta.
When I was there in July 68 to Oct 69 the mid section fell away leaving just the fore and aft sections.
Kevin returned, on a Nimrod from RAF St Mawgan, in
Masirah at Aden 23rd Nov 1960.
One of the six Centurion tanks loaded in Southampton with our 2nd Mate in possession. A great shipmate whose name I have forgotten, help gratefully received.
This was only the second time we had played with the heavy derrick so had lots of fun, we had practiced in S
Alongside Norfolk Virginia autumn 1960. We arrived shortly before Hurricane Donna. As we came in so the US Navy left to ride out the storm at sea. We had every bit of string out so that we did not go walkies. The dock disappeared unde several feet of tide as the hurricanr passed the eye going righr