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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:46 pm 
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Dick,

Thanks - you make a number of good points! The HERO photo has no background, and no boat on the for'd davits. Odd. I suspect the censor's hand on this and the HYPERION photo.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:54 am 
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tjstoneman wrote:
Here's a photo captioned as HYPERION I've not seen before: http://www.britain-at-war-magazine.com/ ... -web10.jpg. The camouflage scheme is interesting. Anyone know if the starboard side was similar, or where/when the photo was taken?
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i have a model of hms hyperion made on the ship during its sea trials by two engineering officers then raffled off and it was won by my father any information or names of the two officers would be appreciated captain of the ship i believe was commander parish


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:14 am 
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Hi,
I am mew to this forum, and if I attempted to do a model I would end up glueing my fingers together!!!! So you have my respect. The reason for this post is I am a second year fine art student about to prepare work for our first exhibition. My subject is the lose of a ship H.M.S Harvester and the lose to my family of my Uncle who was on his first trip out as a coder and was killed when she was torpedoed and sunk. Like you model guys I very much would like to get details right . I have a Master craft model of the Harvester but it is very small and being all fingers and thumbs I would never attempt to make it. I have also printed some images of the ship of the internet but they are not very clear. I also have a copy of some of the board of enquiry papers into the sinking in which one of the survivors mentions that Harvester broke in half ' The fore part, for about fifty feet was floating perpendicularly , and the aft part was sticking out of the water at an angle of 20b 30 degrees' has any one got any idea where on the ship the break would be? Although I am interested in the ship I am trying to work more from the tragedy of the human lose but cant find any internal images of Ex Brazilian destroyers or ratings on convoy duty. I have been very impressed with the level of knowledge you guys show and your concern with detail. If you could help me i would be very grateful.
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Russell


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This thread has been silent for a while, but on the off-chance that the H-class still has some fans...

I am working on plans to model some of the participants in the battles of Narvik. From photos of the RN destroyers I have seen (and some film footage) they appear to be in Home Fleet Dark Grey, with white pennant numbers. However, they are all of the participants of the second battle (Tribals, Hero). Does anyone have any knowledge of the colours worn by the H-class ships at the first battle? Overall Dark Grey might be the best assumption, but can anyone confirm this, or provide evidence of other schemes? I know Hunter was with Hereward in the South Atlantic towards the end of 1939, and they then came north. They were separated when Hunter needed some dockyard work, and there is a lovely clear photo of Hereward dated Dec 1939 taken off the US coast. She is in a two-tone scheme, with lighter upperworks. Does anyone know whether Hunter wore that scheme too, and whether she would still have worn it by April 1940? (some HF destroyers did, notably the F-class flotilla, and the photos of Glowworm taken from Hipper suggest she did too).

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Hereward might not be in those colors for the 2nd battle of Narvik as she was worked on twice in the 1st part of the year thereby missing the 1st battle of Narvik.
January Deployed for special escort duty.

23rd Sailed from Bermuda for Halifax with HM Destroyer HUNTER as escorted for HM Battleship

VALIANT and HM Cruiser ENTERPRISE with HM Destroyer HUNTER.

(Note: HMS VALIANT had been working-up in the West Indies).

27th Taken in hand for weather damage repair on arrival at Halifax

February Under repair.

16th Repair work completed.

28th Escorted HM Cruiser ORION, carrying ashes of Governor General of Canada to UK.

March On passage to UK.

11th Taken in hand for repair and installation of Degaussing at Portsmouth.

April

12th On completion of repair and worked-up for service with Home Fleet.

(Note: The repair work prevented the ship being with her Flotilla during the 1st Battle

of Narvik).
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... reward.htm

Hunter was under refit from beginning of February to beginning of March.
February Transferred to Home waters for refit.

2nd Took passage to Plymouth.

8th Taken in hand for refit in commercial shipyard at Falmouth.

March Under refit.

9th On completion carried out post refit trials.

Prepared for operational service in 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... unter1.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:23 pm 
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HEREWARD did not take part in either Battle of Narvik.
HOTSPUR, seen in Skjelfjord after the 1st Battle of Narvik in a photo at http://www.bjerkvikhistorie.no/Jagere/B ... otspur.jpg, and in another on her return from Skjelfjord for repairs (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205050059), seems to be in an overall dark grey scheme, with white pendant numbers, divisional leader's band (red?) on the forefunnel and two flotilla bands (red?) on the after funnel.


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