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Old 20-12-2016, 21:31
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HMS Agincourt - Battle Class Destroyer

Booklet is dated 15/5/67
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HMS Defender - Daring Class Destroyer

Booklet dated 14/10/66
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Good morning Navyking,

Many thanks for booklet regarding Agincourt I was part of the crew on the commission prior to the publication being printed.. Great ship and company best ship I served on


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HMS CARYSFORT booklet produced after 1964 refit.

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HMS Undaunted - Type 15 (Full Conversion) Frigate

Builder: Cammell Laird
Laid Down: 8/9/42
Launched: 19/7/43
Completed: 3/3/44

Converted: J. Samuel White, Cowes, 1952/1954
Sunk as Target off Gibraltar by combined missile and torpedo attack from HMS Norfolk and HMS Swiftsure 1978

Booklet dated: 29.3.1968
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Old 07-01-2017, 22:52
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HMS Undaunted - Type 15 (Full Conversion) Frigate

Builder: Cammell Laird
Laid Down: 8/9/42
Launched: 19/7/43
Completed: 3/3/44

Converted: J. Samuel White, Cowes, 1952/1954
Sunk as Target off Gibraltar by combined missile and torpedo attack from HMS Norfolk and HMS Swiftsure 1978

Booklet dated: 29.3.1968
Many thanks for Undaunted, I joined her 11 days before this booklet was published. I remember a version on French, which was produced for a visit to Bordeaux. This is the 2nd photo with AB "Whiskey" Walker crouching on far right (arrowed). The wasp was HMS Danae flight undergoing training off Portland.

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Old 08-01-2017, 17:22
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for sharing the photo, great to see the WASP From HMS Danae. I joined the Danae in 1969 and remember seeing it ditch off Simonstown, it was performing a VERTREP between ships when its engine stopped dead. While recovering in heavy seas it was wrecked as it was continuously being banged against the side !!

Regarding Undaunted, here is an interesting paragraph from Leo Marriott's book "Royal Navy Frigates since 1945" (2nd edition) Page 38:

"It had been envisaged that, following the trials aboard Relentless, the Type 15 frigates would carry an AS torpedo armament but in the event only Ulster was fully equipped. Eight tubes were carried in fixed single mountings installed on each beam abreast the mainmast. Each tube was angled to fire 45 degrees forward of the beam on each side. The tubes were removed after a while (probably 1961) when the Mk 20E torpedo was finally abandoned. The only other ship of the class to carry any AS torpedo tubes was Undaunted, which in 1958 carried three fixed tubes on the starboard beam but these were subsequently removed.

Undaunted was also the only one of two Type 15s to be fitted with a helicopter landing platform built up over the stern. The other one so fitted was Grenville and the work was carried out in the period 1958/59. Using these flight decks, trials were carried out with three prototype Saunders Roe P531 turbine-powered light helicopters. These operations were the first occasion when a frigate carried and operated a helicopter and, following the successful conclusion of the trials, an updated version of the P531 was ordered in quantity for the Royal Navy. The new version became the Westland Wasp and was operated by all subsequent helicopter-equipped frigates up to and including the Type 21. Grenville's flight deck was removed after a few years but Undaunted retained hers until the end of her career"

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Old 08-01-2017, 17:33
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HM Ships Houghton - M1121 and Wilkieston - M1192

Houghton
Builder: Camper and Nicholson
Launched: 22.11.1957

Wilkieston
Builder: Cook, Welton and Gemmell
Launched: 28.6.1956

Interesting note on page 2 of the booklet: "The voyage home is an unusually lengthy one for small warships such as these" !
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Old 08-01-2017, 18:32
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Many thanks for the Brochures, can you rescan and descreen at the same time.
Here is a link for tips on scanning.

http://www.scantips.com/basics6b.html
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Old 08-01-2017, 18:43
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Thanks for that snippet Paul. Yes, our time at Portland was spent between Thursday War's chasing submarines for TAS courses embarked, or acting as a deck for trainee pilots from Portland Air Station. With regard to the early torpedo tubes on Undaunted, they can be seen on both of these photos.

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Old 08-01-2017, 19:12
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Hi Barry,

Unfortunately my scanner does not have a descreen option, i'll try and see if there is any other way achieving it.

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Old 08-01-2017, 19:14
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Hi Jim,

Great photo's. After reading about the torpedo tubes I was going to try and find photos which depicted them.

You have saved me doing that, many thanks

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Interesting terminology.

We knew them as Squid mortars in the '60s, not torpedo tubes. Onboard CARRON we had 4 horizontal 21" torpedo tubes amidships on the iron deck. These had been removed on CARYSFORT and Squid mortars sited on top of the after superstructure.

CARRON is first photograph and CARYSFORT the second photo.

Confused, moi?
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Interesting terminology.

We knew them as Squid mortars in the '60s, not torpedo tubes. Onboard CARRON we had 4 horizontal 21" torpedo tubes amidships on the iron deck. These had been removed on CARYSFORT and Squid mortars sited on top of the after superstructure.

CARRON is first photograph and CARYSFORT the second photo.

Confused, moi?
Squid were different and launched their bombs vertically into the air, the tubes on Undaunted do not look as if they can be elevated to any great extent, if at all, plus, she is still fitted with Mk 10 mortars for underwater targets in the pics.

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Well, Jim, you would know, with your background but my comments are still valid.

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Old 25-11-2017, 18:55
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The thread as been a bit quiet so here is a new addition:


HMS Pellew - Type 14 Blackwood Class Frigate

Laid Down: 5 November 1953
Launched: 29 September 1954
Commissioned: 26 July 1956
Scrapped: 1971 at Fleetwood

Booklet Dated: 6.2.1967
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Many thanks for posting the Pellew booklet Paul.

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Many thanks, I have many memories of Pellew leaving and entering Pompey back in 1957.
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HMS Pellew - Type 14 Blackwood Class Frigate

Laid Down: 5 November 1953
Launched: 29 September 1954
Commissioned: 26 July 1956
Scrapped: 1971 at Fleetwood

Booklet Dated: 6.2.1967
Many thanks for that: very interesting. (One note: HMS PELLEW of 1916 was an M-Class destroyer rather than a corvette.)
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Many thanks for that: very interesting. (One note: HMS PELLEW of 1916 was an M-Class destroyer rather than a corvette.)
In the book "The British Destroyer" by T.D. Manning, published by Putnam and Co. Ltd in 1961 on page 71 it states:

"Built by Beardmore. The Pellew was sunk in action in 1917 defending her convoy"

This contradicts all other references I can find which says she was sold in 1921 and broken up on 1923.

I believe the author may have mistaken Pellew for Partridge.

In a House of Commons Parliamentary Debate " Eleventh Volume of Session 1917" comprising period from Monday, 3rd December to Thursday, 20th December 1917 on page 1639 a paragraph states:

"The circumstances of the attack, according to the information at present available, were as follows: HMS Partridge sighted four enemy destroyers at about 11.45 am on 12th December. Shortly afterwards an action resulted. Pellew and Partridge engaging the enemy while the convoy scattered in accordance with orders. Shortly after the engagement commenced Pellew observed that Partridge had been heavily hit, and a little later saw an explosion on board her, and she sank. About this time Pellew herself was holed on the waterline, and her engine room filled with steam, her engines being partly disabled. She eventually was bought safely to this country"

The action above was of the coast of Norway, south-west of Bjorne Fiord and close to Bergen.


There was to be another HMS Pellew ordered in March 1942 but she was eventually built as the 'C' Class destroyer HMS Cavalier - D73 built by J.S. White and Co at Cowes.
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HMS Puma - Type 41 Leopard Class Frigate

Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd.
Laid down: 16 November 1953
Launched: 30 June 1954
Completed: 27 April 1957
Decommissioned: 1972
Scrapped: 1976

Booklet Dated: 1 January 1968
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