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HMS Medway. Built as a depot Ship for Submarines and designed to tend 18 submarines of the O and P class's this number rising to 21 during world war two. Built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow and launched 19th July 1928. Displacement: 14650 tons, Speed 15 knots, Compliment: 400, Armament: Two 4 -inch Guns and Four 4-inch AA Guns.  Served as depot Ship China 1939 then went to the Mediterranean 1940 and just off Alexandria was sunk by 2 or three torpedo's from U372. on the 30th June 1942

HMS Medway, 1937.

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My Dad served in the navy during WW2 and amongst his photo's was this one. The caption on the back is "This is the Medway and a flotilla of submarines". Kindly sent in by Margie Minogue

HMS Medway with the fourth submarine flotilla. P Class submarines on left and possibly O Class submarines on right. In the distance the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle shown during the 1930s at Wei Hai Wei. 

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HMS Medway, submarine depot ship launched in 1928. Built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow, as a submarine supply ship she carried 144 21inch torpedoes and four 4 inch mk4 guns, two of which were mounted for her own defence. She was built to tend 18 submarines of the O and P class. HMS Medway was sunk by 2/3 torpedoes from U372 on 30th June 1942. She had a complement of 400.   

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HMS Medway at the China Station in 1930s. 

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HMS Medway with P and O class submarines HMS Pandora, HMS Parthian, HMS Osirus and HMS Olympus at China Station 1930-33.

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HMS Medway with submarines in Hong Kong.  Sent in by Ira James.

HMS Medway in Hong Kong harbour in 1935 for the Jubilee. The submarine HMS Phoenix is alongside. 

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HMS Medway at Wei Hai Wei, China in 1930s 

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Below (grey background) are photos from the collection of SBCPO Frederick Owen Manning, who served on both HMS Medway and HMS Cyclops, and was on Medway when it was torpedoed off Alexandria. (see message board)

SBCPO Frederick Owen Manning.

SBCPO Frederick Owen Manning.

The pictures below are of HMS Medway's engineering rooms. Taken at Wai Hei Wai, 1930's 

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