Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ship Spotting


Something which doesn't carry aircraft.


What is it?

16 comments:

Chuck Hill said...

Wow, obviously around WWII with the quad two pounder in the foreground.

Not the Victory, looks more like a 74. Presumably used as a station ship.

How many old ships of the line did the UK have laying around at that time?

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

there were an awful lot of old ships lying around for many years,the Royal Navy was a "proper" navy back then.

GrandLogistics.

D. E. Reddick said...

HMS Victory was struck by a bomb from a Luftwaffe raid during WW-II. So, it might be her...

D. E. Reddick said...

Or,

Is this the earlier HMS Worcester, i.e., originally a screw propelled ship of the line with 86 guns known as HMS Frederick William (originally laid down as Royal Sovereign)?

GrandLogistics said...

Hello D.E.Reddick,

this is neither Worcester nor Victory.


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

Was it Royal Navy during WWII?

Anonymous said...

The tug on the far side of this ship of the line hulk causes some problems with identification. Its funnel belching smoke on the far side of the hulk almost makes the hulk seem as though it is the vessel with a smoke-spewing funnel.

The ship from which the picture was taken appears to be a late WW-II RN cruiser or maybe an aircraft carrier, given the presence of both the 2-pounder pom-pom and single barrel 40 mm Bofors cannon.

D. E. Reddick said...

I failed to properly identify myself. I ain't Anonymous...

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

this ship did play a role in the Second World War.
I'm not sure if she was a commissioned warship at that point.

GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

HMS Conway, formerly HMS Nile?
Implacable 74 (1800) – ex-French Le Duguay-Trouin, captured 4 Nov 1805, training ship 1805, scuttled 1949?

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

here is the answer:

www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=27323


GrandLogistics.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

can anyone guess the ship closest to the camera?


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

Very cool. Could it be the new Implacable?

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

I am not certain but it looks like a Colossus class light fleet carrier from the armament.


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

The clip mentioned that she had passed the new Implacable. That would have been poetic.

Chuck Hill said...

My notes on the HMS Implacable indicate that while she was built with 44 2pounders (5x8, 1x4) she had an additional 8 2pounders (2x4), four single 40mm, and 51 20mm added.