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Steve

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Re: WW2 Sailors
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 06:29:54 PM »
my Dad 1940, one of his ships HMS Scylla
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 06:36:57 PM »
The only picture I've so far found of one of my Grandad's ship from WW1. HMS Agincourt. She was being built for an Arab country at the outbreak of war, and the RN nicked it. The officers quarters were so opulent she was nicknamed "The Gin Palace". After G'dad went to another posting she was in the Battle of Jutland. Heavily armed with 14 guns she fired 160 shells at the Jerries with no recorded hits.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 06:44:15 PM »
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I don't know anything about ships, but take a look here.
 
http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/battleships/agincourt/hms_agincourt.htm
 
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Anne from Stirchley

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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 07:37:40 PM »
Steve, so you were in the Royal Navy?
 
Where was the Agincourt docked in that photo you posted?

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 10:51:07 PM »
Anne, I can't recall exactly where offhand but I do know it was one of the Scottish shipbuilders yards. In the photo it appears she was about to do her sea trials, note the gun turret which has not yet had it's guns laid, and the tug under steam off her port bow.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 10:56:23 PM »
Steve
 
I don't know anything about ships, but take a look here.
 
http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/battleships/agincourt/hms_agincourt.htm
 
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      Brilliant Phil, Thanks mate, if you come to Blist's Hill sometime the tea's are on me. O0
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2011, 11:33:27 PM »
I do know it was one of the Scottish shipbuilders yards.

Steve, I bet Pam would know where it is. There is a very distinctive cathedral or suchlike in the background. Awesome photo.

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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 11:59:07 PM »
Sorry I don't know where the phot was taken   Pam

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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2011, 12:15:00 AM »
Pam, I appreciate you taking a look.

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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 10:47:15 PM »
Anne,   My husband thinks it could be on the River Clyde at Glasgow,a lot of ship building was done there,I have been looking on the internet at Old Glasgow but I can't idendify the buildings at the back yet
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2011, 09:40:57 AM »
Just a thought but that tower in the background looks a lot like Windsor Castle to me could big ships get up the river that far?
 
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