I finally got around to snapping the Worcester at Greenhithe in 1978 on 6 May. Returning within a month or so in ideal light and with improved local knowledge as to the angles I wanted it was too late - she had been towed to The Ghent Canal for scrap. I felt it summed up my Thames photography really
For Durango ... a cold winter scene from HMS Worcesters yard arm looking ashore to the causeway and grounds belonging to the ship. Now smothered in &quot;Little houses made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same&quot;
Creole was an entry in the first Tall Ships Race from Torquay to Lisbon in 1956. A party of cadets from HMS Worcester were lucky enough to be selected to help crew her to Lisbon much to the envy of the rest of us.
This is a fabulous shot of her under full sail by the most famous sail photographers
Not the same as Stan mayes photo posted today but a painting by Roger Morris. Well known as a marine artist and author of two wonderfull books on Sailing ships, Altlantic Sail and Pacific Sail .. track them down they are brilliant. Roger was also a Worcester cadet while Cutty Sark belonged to Worces