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Old 30-08-2009, 05:53
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Looking at the pic in Alex post #19 - when would you say that was ?

My guess is between the wars in 30's - Wrestling with the pennant numbers on the DD centre picture it look like H79 which was HMS Firedrake. Built 1934 Sunk 1942.

Yet another mystery for our experts.

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The photo is made by the German photographer.
I assume, that during civil war in Spain.

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:36
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This photo was taken during Atlantic and Mediterannean combined Fleet Exercises in March 1931, shows HMS Nelson on left, the Depot Ship Lucia on right, with I think the submarine M2 alongside. Note on photo states 100 ships took part, Those were the days!!
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Some of us even ran up it
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This photo was taken during Atlantic and Mediterannean combined Fleet Exercises in March 1931, shows HMS Nelson on left, the Depot Ship Lucia on right, with I think the submarine M2 alongside. Note on photo states 100 ships took part, Those were the days!!
Smashing photo take a month dutch sundays to ID that lot Easier now though as it would be the whole naval fleet
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I was in the dry dock in the forefront 41years, all but a month, when we all flew out to join the Russell in April 72. Not so many ships were there then.
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Dave c

What a great photo you posted ,tho i have a book on "GIBRALTAR" that is the clearest i have seen.

Those cruisers that are at a buoy in mid harbour ,appear to be only secured bow buoy , No stern buoy ,so there must have been a large swing ,during the tides.

Those ships that are at anchor , just off the middle mole .would not be able to do it after WW11, as the boom defence nets , were dumped about that area, .......as on the ARLINGHAM we had diver,s on board to check um out .

Those "boats" {subs} that are along side that depot ship , what has that one berthed on the out side , got on it,s casing ???

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Old 06-09-2009, 13:59
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It's the crane onboard M2 to raise the aircraft onto the launching runway.
The V&W Destroyer in the drydock Could be either WRYNECK or WALRUS
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:20
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Here is another photo I found from my grandfather's collection, the comment on the back reads "Atlantic Fleet battles the Storm' 23.1.1932 Striking pictures just received of the arrival of the Atlantic Fleet at Gibraltar, for the Spring Cruise, after a very stormy passage and delay by gales, the 5 day trip occupying 8 days :- photo shows HMS Nelson, Fleet Flagship entering Gibraltar(Flag of Admiral Sir John D. Kelly KCB).

I also have a few photos of the 1931 joint Atlantic/Mediterranean Fleet Exercises of similar quality, but I will start a new thread as a gallery if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-09-2009, 18:22
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This photo was taken during Atlantic and Mediterannean combined Fleet Exercises in March 1931, shows HMS Nelson on left, the Depot Ship Lucia on right, with I think the submarine M2 alongside. Note on photo states 100 ships took part, Those were the days!!
Great photo DaveC. Aside from HMS Nelson I see HMS Queen Elizabeth, Revenge, Malaya, York (in sequence behind Nelson), the lovely Renown (center) and probably Iron Duke.

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I agree with Monty - dont know how I missed this one. A great picture of Nelson, Dave.
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Old 14-09-2009, 01:23
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Hi Terry
I have a number of good photos of the "Nelson", one sitting in the the Locks on the Panama Canal in 1931,(A tight Fit) the caption says"The largest battleship to negotiate the Panama Canal to date", and the other is of her firing a salute to other ships during the 1931 combined Atlantic/Med Fleet exercises, but I am not sure where to post them, as on this thread it seems inappropriate. maybe I should start a thread with a photo gallery of the 1931 Fleet exercises?
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Old 14-09-2009, 16:29
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Dave I would very much like to see your pictures.

I would suggest putting them here - which is our designated photo-gallery for Nelson and Rodney...


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Was lucky enough to spend 3 years there working in the Commcen inside the Rock itself and when not there I DJ'd at the Fleet Pav and various other clubs both service and local.

Saw the transition from old paper tape communications to the then modern computer system

Only been back twice whilst in civvie street

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While still wonderfully intrigued by Dave's beautiful photo (from post 24), I thought I'd have a go at identifying the various warship on scene. Please feel free to agree or disagree.

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You could well be right with your names. Wonder if Telemachus is alongside Nelson and Walrus in the dry dock?
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Hi.

The Russian protected cruiser "Bogatyr" in Gibraltar of 1907-1908.
Photo from the archive of family of the commander S.P. Slavinsky's served on this cruiser.

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Hi.

The photo is made by the German photographer.
I assume, that during civil war in Spain.

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You are right Alex, all ships wear Neutrality Stripes on their B gun mount.
So it was Spanish Civil War
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A photo from an old eBay auction, reportedly Gibraltar in XIXth century.
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Great photo, it looks as if they were expecting trouble, all that ammo.
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Help !!!!!

I have "googled" for dry docks at Gibraltar, and i have found nothing of the small one that was only a stone throw from "coaling Island " towards H.M.S Rooke.

From the time i was living out there ,in the dry dock at the time was a minesweeper.
It is such a long time ago {1974},i carnt remember her name ,but she must have been having a refit.
I would like to know , how old it was ? had it been apart of the time they built H.M.S ROOKE?
Thou i have a book on Gib ,there is no mention of it .
The size of it was no bigger than a shoe box,would it originally have been built for the dockyard craft ?

It is one part of Gib ,i have never learnt about.


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This photo was taken during Atlantic and Mediterannean combined Fleet Exercises in March 1931, shows HMS Nelson on left, the Depot Ship Lucia on right, with I think the submarine M2 alongside. Note on photo states 100 ships took part, Those were the days!!
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Great picture of Gibraltar. Thanks for sharing it.

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I think this picture was taken in 1939 or thereabouts and assume it is in the area of the Receiving base ship HMS Cormorant.

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david verghese.
That,s a photo i have not seen before , the dry dock i mentioned in my last post ,is up in the left hand side of the picy.

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Hi Cylla,

The photograph in the post above is from a magnificent series of photos posted by Forum member Alan Gamblin on 23 January of this year. Here is the link so you can see his uncle's photo collection of Gibraltar in the period 1938-39.

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...Gibraltar+1938

Here is another photo, courtesy of the Gibraltar Museum. I like it since its caption names the warships lying at anchor in 1939. HM ships are - Sussex, Nelson, Newcastle, Shropshire, Warspite, Revenge, Malaya, Ramilies, Royal Oak, Glorious, Glasgow, London, Hood, Repulse, Devonshire, Rodney, Sheffield, Guardian, Reliant and Aurora.
I am hoping that BCRenown(Monty) can identify them and label them individually like he did regarding the post on this thread of 25 September 09.

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Some of us even ran up it
I found it more relaxing using the cable car.
Here are a few happy snaps I took on the last time I visited the Old World.
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