Women's Royal Naval Service mechanic, connected to the H.M.S. Daedalus
A 'Wren' - a woman from the Women's Royal Naval Service - works as a mechanic, c. 1939 - 1945. Her hat appears to read 'H.M.S. Daedalus'. The Women's Royal Naval Service was the smallest of the three military women's Services during World War II (1939 - 1945). There were W.R.N.S. units at nearly every naval base ashore in the U.K. There is, in the year 2000, a ship H.M.S. Daedalus at Gosport, Hampshire, which acts as a training base. This may be the H.M.S. Daedalus referred to on the…
HMS Bacchante (F69), one of 26 Leander or 12I Class frigates. Built by Vickers Armstrongs, she was commissioned in October '69. Sold to the Royal New Zealand Navy and renamed Wellington in late '82, she was decommissioned in 2000 and sunk in '05
British Submarines in World War 2
Royal Navy HMS Storm: From January 1944 to January 1945 on patrol in the SE Asia area, HMS Storm recorded three torpedo sinkings, seven gunnery sinkings, and one cloak-and-dagger special operation.
A fine old photo clearly showing all 7 of her 12" gun turrets, which unlike normal practice in the RN, were not named A turret, B turret etc but instead were named for the days of the week! No other battleship anywhere in the world ever mounted as many main gun turrets. The blast when firing a broadside must have been awesome!
HMS Sheen, one of the Admiralty Class drifters built during World War. Armed with a single 6 pdr gun these drifters were to be used as Minesweepers and Patrol Vessels. Deliberatly designed to be suitable fo sale as fishing vessels once the war was over. HMS Sheen was built in 1918 and commissioned 11.05.18. She had the distinction of also serving in WW II as a Torpedo recovery vessel and was finally sold in 1946
June 14, 1982: Falklands War comes to an end as Britain
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The navigation periscope in the control room of the WWII design British submarine HMS Alliance
HMS Alliance is the only survivor of the Amphion class submarines. She was completed in 1947 and modernised with a streamlined hull in 1958.
THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN, APRIL 1915-JANUARY 1916
E. 14. leaving Mudros Harbour for the Dardanelles. Commander Edward Courtney Boyle (in overcoat) is seen on the bridge. Other craft in the harbour include a French submarine, a Russian cruiser, a French battleship and a huge Cunard liner.