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  1. John (Joshua) Sarson (1854 - 1933)

    Maritime Family History Research
    Hello all I hope that you can help me. I am doing some family history research on who I believe is my 2nd great Grandfather, John (Joshua) Sarson. I have a birth certificate for John Joshua Sarson with a date of birth on 13 December 1854, born at 7 Union Crescent, Union Street, Shoreditch, St...
  2. RN Reunions

    Royal Navy
    Mike Crowe was Radio Electrical Mechanic, 1st Class on HMS Gambia’s 1958 – 1960 commission – her last. He now runs http://www.rnshipmates.co.uk/ He recently emailed me saying he has a list of all the RN Ship Association’s reunions he knows about. That is at...
  3. What will a service record tell me?

    Maritime Family History Research
    My uncle, Thomas Sturdy Wharton, was in the Royal Navy and spent some days on a life raft after his ship was sunk in 1942. He ended up in Australia. I'd like to know what ship he was on and what incident he was involved in. I have searched the internet, including Australian newspapers, and I...
  4. Turbinia

    Turbinia

    Charles Parsons launched his revolutionary vessel, powered by his new steam turbines, in 1894. In 1897 he embarrassed Queen Victoria’s Royal Navy when he intruded upon the Spithead Fleet Review and demonstrated that none of Her Majesty’s vessels could intercept him. This paved the way for the turbin
  5. crew transport

    crew transport

    Unknown vessel - Portsmouth
  6. Lashings Out

    Lashings Out

    I've not been around for a while with so much aviation stuff to do, but I thought this one might creep into SN. AH Apaches on board HMS Illustrious.
  7. Life in the RN

    Life in the RN

    Now that the winter is truly upon us,a reminder of what the top brass would like us to believe life was like in the RN in 1974
  8. HMS Archer Empire Lagan Hong Kong Harbour 1945

    HMS Archer Empire Lagan Hong Kong Harbour 1945

    scan from original negative, R.N. photographer.
  9. Naval Fleet in Hong Kong Harbour, Nov. 1945

    Naval Fleet in Hong Kong Harbour, Nov. 1945

    Panoramic shot of the harbour with the Naval Fleet in part view. One other shot to be posted with further views to the left. Scan direct from negative, R.N. photographer from Nottinghamshire, UK.
  10. Liberation of Hong Kong Harbour Fireworks Nov. 1945

    Liberation of Hong Kong Harbour Fireworks Nov. 1945

    A most rare shot I have to share - taken R.N. photographer from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts. Scan direct from negative.
  11. HMS Argyll Leaving the port of London 19th Jan 2014

    HMS Argyll Leaving the port of London 19th Jan 2014

    Sporting the new Artisan 3D Radar?
  12. Miniature Ships

    Miniature Ships

    HMS Abdiel, HMS Brecon and HMS Osiris
  13. Miniature Ships

    Miniature Ships

    HMS Liverpool
  14. Belfast and Westminster

    Belfast and Westminster

    HMS Westminster alongside HMS Belfast on the Thames.
  15. HMS Argyll

    HMS Argyll

    HMS Argyll and HMS Campbeltown at Portsmouth...
  16. Royal Navy Frigates

    Royal Navy Frigates

    HMS Campbeltown and HMS Argyll rafted together at Portsmouth...
  17. HMS YORK

    HMS YORK

    Berthed at Sunderland on courtsey visit.
  18. HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean at Greenwich today. Taking over the view. A new neighbour for three months plus! An amazing sight for the lucky few today, who will be followed by hundreds of thousands!
  19. HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean at Greenwich today.
  20. HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean at Greenwich today.
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