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Having searched most places now, would any one please have a copy of any of these ships ,to help me complete my database.
A fair selection there Rimbo, I can manage the last one.
Penylan & Haldon are all I have.
A couple more till you get something better.
As Ton alluded to this is quite a difficult selection of destroyers to find pictures for. I have the same ones that Bob has posted with these others that I have included here. I apologise for the poor quality of some of them especially HMS Thanet.
Many Thanks Bob,
I owe you G&T
Thank you as Well Terry
I will have to buy a bottle at this rate.
Hi All ,been on my jollies. I am somewhat confused ( doesn't take much these days ) with the first picture of Thanet posted by Terry. She is definately Thanet according to the name on her stern but her pennant number is showing G24. I am sure she was always either H29 or later D29 around 1939. The pennant G24 belonged to HMS Torbay later to become HMCS Champlain.
It's bugging the heck out of me so can someone please explain.
Just another case of those pesky pennant changes with no visible logic to it!
Thanks terry,Yeh the pennant boffins were something to behold weren't they. Same mob as invented dazzle paint i reckon. If it confused those of our guys serving then and now, then imagine how it looked to the Germans.They must have thought us the most disorganised,(If it moves paint it) With (think of a number any number 1 to 9 ) rabble. And imagine "Jack me Harty" coming back on board after a few jars or a spot of leave and the buffer's lot had been at the paint pot. What an excuse for being adrift. " Sorry Sir they went and changed me ship". It was there when I left it Sir , honest!.
Oh happy days??????
Another elusive photograph is of HMS Gurkha, the wartime replacement for the 1930s Tribal Class destroyer sunk during the war. After her sinking, HMS Larne was renamed HMS Gurkha and she was in service for less than one year before she was also sunk. Her pennant number was G63.
Hi Jim, You will find we have a long thread re:- Gurkha (2) ex Larne. We have been trying for some time to get a reasonable picture of her.
tonclass and astraltrader have posted photos of L19 captioned 'HALDON'. I believe this ship was never commissioned as HMS HALDON, but was transferred to the Free French forces before commissioning, and thus the photos may well be of the ship after renaming as LA COMBATTANTE - certainly I've seen tonclass' photo captioned as "LA COMBATTANTE 2.43"
TJ, you are quite correct that she was, indeed, 'LA COMBATTANTE' at the time of the photo.
TJ - Nice to have another collector of ship photos/images in the forum. When are you going to post a few?
Found Gurkha (ii) Ex Larne for you.but having trouble uploading it.
Tell me where to send it if you want one.
You can see it here http:www.hmscavalier.org.uk/G63
Rimbo - you may not have seen the 'HMS Gurkha Information plea!!!' thread in the New Members forum - it discusses the photo to which you refer; it's not GURKHA, but is mis-captioned on the COSSACK website - it's actually of HMS LAFOREY in August 1941,
Rimbo is correct in his post re: Gurkha 2.
I was in contact with those at the Cavalier site and informed them of our findings. They have obviously agreed with us, removed the picture of Laforey and replaced it with the same one of Gurkha 2 that Terry posted on the other thread.
Well done to all concerned.
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