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Old 03-04-2012, 00:52
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Default Carrier Identification Please

I received an email from a friend with the following text and attachment.

"How about this for a pic of the piers at Port Melbourne. Thems were the days – 3 carriers at Station pier !!! The one closest in appears to be the Sydney ( no angled flight deck ) and the 2 behind her are Pommie carriers. Both of them look like the same class.

Could be Illustrious Class. None of them have angle flight decks which were a feature from the mid fifties. I’m guessing the pic was taken around 1954 – 56 although it could have been just before the Korean war which started in 1950. We got the Sydney in 1948."

Help please if possible on identifying who the other 2 carriers are.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:14
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Image is remarkably similar (from a different angle) to one I have seen captioned "Indefatigable, Implacable & Glory 1946".
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:06
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You mean this one?
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:34
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Many thanks all, back to the drawing board for him; another photo of interest to follow shortly.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:22
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No, this one.
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Old 04-04-2012, 00:32
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They must have been taken at about the same time, note the spots aft are the same on the latter two.
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Please guys we have long had a designated thread for all photo ID requests so in future could we please put them there.

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...read.php?t=316

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Old 06-04-2012, 20:24
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No, this one.
Probably Glory, Implacable and Indefatigable which berthed at Station Pier on Wed. 23 Jan 1946. (Argus Newspaper)

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Old 26-06-2012, 11:37
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Bruce is right. Glory in the front; Implacable astern of her, and Indefatigable on its own on the other side of the pier. They attracted huge crowds, and as someone below has said, a proud moment for the RN. First seen here is Implacable, second is Glory.
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