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oldsalt
03-08-2009, 19:26
I thought it may be interesting to show pictures of the first & last ships we served on. I've cheated a bit because my last sea going trip was in the MN. However lets give it a go & see what turns up.

Batstiger
03-08-2009, 22:42
I'll go along with that Keith.

First HMS Largo Bay 1953

Last HMS Tiger. 1958/61

Bob.

BIG LES
03-08-2009, 23:08
My first and last

alanbenn
03-08-2009, 23:12
And my first and last.

Regards
Alan

tonclass
04-08-2009, 00:14
DEFIANCE (HMS FORTH) Dated 1961

CGRET
04-08-2009, 02:47
Here's my First and Last,


5300353004

Photo #1 A Balsum Class Bouy Tender, The USCGC Mallow was my first ship, the photo represent's the class.

Photo # 2 RJ Pfeiffer Matson Navigation.

alanbenn
04-08-2009, 07:31
DEFIANCE (HMS FORTH) Dated 1961


Rik, she was tied up permanantly at Devonport when I was drafted to her I have no photo's of her like that, all the photo's I have of Forth are either at sea or in Malta.....unless someone has one of her at Plymouth as Defiance!

Regards
Alan

jonti
04-08-2009, 07:48
I'm in. Rob T
HMS Forth 1953
HMS Diamond 1963

BuntingBob
04-08-2009, 09:40
Hermes 1969 although this was taken in 1970(when we put into Villefranche) and Bristol 1979.

:D

Batstiger
04-08-2009, 10:04
Any chance of a bigger scan of that particular picture of the Bristol please?

Bob.

CYLLA
04-08-2009, 12:41
H.M.S CHICHESTER 1966, during work up Singapore

H.M.S ARLINGHAM 1974 day running from coaling island, Gibraltar

cylla

Fairlead
04-08-2009, 13:28
Here are mine:
HMS PELICAN (1955)
MV ELK (Naval Party 1020 (1982)
HMS LONDON (DLG) was my last war canoe (1980)

tonclass
04-08-2009, 14:42
Tried to open Jontis' pic of Diamond and it only half downloaded. Same with Fairleads ELK pic. Is anyone else having the same problem ?

alanbenn
04-08-2009, 14:50
Rik, I had no prob's opening the Diamond photo.

Regards
Alan

astraltrader
04-08-2009, 15:01
Just downloaded both of them with no problem at all Rik.

If you remember I had a similar problem a few months ago.

Still dont know what it was but I "cured" it by shutting the computer down

and then restarted it - and all was fine !!



Jonti - A great picture of Diamond BTW. Many thanks .:)

tonclass
04-08-2009, 15:59
Problem sorted Terry. Used Disk Clean up and things now back to normal.

NSR
04-08-2009, 16:24
First - HMS Franklin, Survey Vessel, 1949
Last - HMS Contest, C class, 1957
I haven't included HMS Swiftsure as the was a 'make work' job in Chatham Dockyard in 1958.

Ken

SCRG1970
04-08-2009, 18:31
First LION 1960

Last CHRIS CHENERY 1987

Regards

Gerry

Scurs
04-08-2009, 20:37
Not able currently to post pictures.............but for the record.......

First...............HMS CEYLON...........1958/60

(though I did spend 2 weeks onboard HMS PLOVER as a Sea Cadet in 1956)

Last...............HMS CHICHESTER....1967/68.

TrotOneLower
04-08-2009, 20:56
On the same basis as the Biggest and Smallest....
HMS Dartington "LTD" "OXP" draft. Got lost, spent more time in a Shack than onboard. That's 1966. Otherwise, HMS Daring '66-'68.
Last; HMS Boxer '86-'88. Or does Drake for two years count until discharge.

Scratcher
04-08-2009, 21:22
Urchin and Onslaught.

BuntingBob
04-08-2009, 23:00
Any chance of a bigger scan of that particular picture of the Bristol please?

Bob.

Sorry, Bob. That's the only size I've got her at, on my computer. I can't remember where I got that pic from. I've searched Google images and I can't see it on there. I'll certainly bear you in mind if I come across it again.

Bob

TrotOneLower
05-08-2009, 05:47
Urchin and Onslaught.

Who put the "laugh" in Onslaught?

Batstiger
05-08-2009, 09:50
Thanks Bob, this will have to do till then.

Bob.

qprdave
06-08-2009, 01:18
Contrary to the many vicious rumours that are circulating. Victory's 1st Commission was Not my first draft!!!!! and I only know Nelson from the history books and not personally.

First Undaunted 1967-1969
Last Hermes 1975-1978

jbryce1437
06-08-2009, 19:48
Contrary to the many vicious rumours that are circulating. Victory's 1st Commission was Not my first draft!!!!! and I only know Nelson from the history books and not personally.

First Undaunted 1967-1969
Last Hermes 1975-1978

Point taken Dave, but you did help to fell the timber for her in Epping Forest while on Loan Draft to Chatham Barracks:D

Ark Royal 1964
Exmouth 1974

via Undaunted 1968

qprdave
06-08-2009, 19:53
Damn it....

How did that get out??????

More important How did you find out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

jbryce1437
06-08-2009, 19:56
Damn it....

How did that get out??????

More important How did you find out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I had a shufty of your comic cuts;)

alanbenn
06-08-2009, 20:22
Jim. I have it on good authority you were the timber-fellers foreman at the time.:p:p

Regards
Alan

qprdave
06-08-2009, 20:35
Haaaaa Haaaaaaa Haaaaa

Gotcha Jimbo me Lad

jbryce1437
06-08-2009, 20:55
Jim. I have it on good authority you were the timber-fellers foreman at the time.:p:p

Regards
Alan

Alan, I thought we agreed that you wouldn't mention that and I wouldn't mention about you being a cabin boy on the Mayflower;)

jayzee
28-05-2010, 20:22
First FGS "Koeln"
Last FGS "Rheinland-Pfalz"

my first and my last harbour was Devenport.

Scurs
28-05-2010, 20:51
Further to my Post 19:- First - HMS CEYLON leaving Hong Kong, October 1959 (I should be amongst those fell in by A Turret).
Last - HMS CHICHESTER - Cylla's Post 11 refers (though taken a year before I joined her)

steve roberts
28-05-2010, 21:03
High Gang.My first was the grand old lady Vanguard,as steaming crew on her last voyage(a very young J/SBA) and my last in 1982 HMS Bristol.
Regards Steve.

Polycell
29-05-2010, 15:38
1961HMS Chaplet
1983 HMS Otus (left being cuddled by Opportune!)

INVINCIBLE
29-05-2010, 17:05
First - APPLETON in the Gulf 1963-64, last - INVINCIBLE, inevitably, 1985-86 - a very different ship, a very different Navy.

Polycell
30-05-2010, 08:06
First - APPLETON in the Gulf 1963-64, last - INVINCIBLE, inevitably, 1985-86 - a very different ship, a very different Navy.

Agreed and not necessarily for the better. But I guess we would say that wouldn't we!

whalerman
31-05-2010, 11:03
1963 Undaunted & 1970 Keppel.
In the Charlie Drake film "The Petticoat Pirates" as he escapes on a type 14 the 2nd Frigate Squadron chase them and peel off in turn. first is F53 undaunted and the last F85 Keppel. Strange coincidence???????

Scurs
31-05-2010, 13:11
Whalerman......was onboard KEPPEL when they filmed "Petticoat Pirates"......the harbour shots were KEPPEL, but most of the sea shots I think were GRAFTON or MURRAY.

Right at the start of the film where the crew all go ashore, we got 5 each for that scene, if memory serves.

CYLLA
31-05-2010, 14:04
scurs,
When you were on the Chichester,had they done any alterations?
Like we still had a twin 40/60 down aft , and a double bedstead.
Didn't you get any pics of her ?

Cylla

Scurs
31-05-2010, 16:23
Cylla.............nope! Didn't take any photos - sorry! However she hadn't been altered and was identical to your time...........complete with Twin Mk.5 Bofor and Double Bedstead radar. Wasn't long after you anyway, I joined her in Pompey, September 1967.