The resort ship Roland seen here approaching the port of Heligoland in 1937.
The Roland (2436 grt/1197 nrt) was launched on March 12th, 1927 by Joh. C. Tecklenborg A. G., Geestemünde and delivered to the North Germany Lloyd on May 24th. She operated on the route Bremerhaven to Heligoland and from H
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.
HMS Manxman photographed being towed away from Chatham in Oct 1972 on her last journey to the breakers
She was an Abdiel-class fast cruiser minelayer (first group) ordered from Alex. Stephens of Govan, Glasgow under the 1938 Estimates on 23rd December that year. The ship was laid down 24th March 1