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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:52 pm 
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You are right, the onboard portside photo is not of a destroyer at all.

It is in fact the Shoreham class sloop HMS Weston in 1940. The photo is in the Imperial War Museum archive and is negative number A1949. Weston wore this striped scheme early in the war, but unfortunately the only pictures I have found of her at this time are on board shots with glimpses of the camouflage. The Shorehams had a small searchlight tower, and early in the war still had the mainmast and the quadruple 0.5" mount which you can just see ahead of the galley chimneys.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:08 am 
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Oh dear. So the stock of reliable pictures of Firedrake gets less and less!

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A while back it was suggested here that at the time of the Dunkirk evacuations in May/June 1940 HMS Codrington wore a scheme such as that worn by HMS Hurricane in 1940, a three-tone dazzle-patterned affair. In fact she was in a much weathered dark/Home Fleet grey overall (which she had started the war with) and with a large solid white false bow wave in the Harwich style (but no false stern wave). Her foremast was white from just below the crows nest upwards. Her forward funnel was much lightened by salt encrustation especially lower down, and had the standard leader band at the top. On her aft funnel was the (single) flotilla band of the Dover Flotilla (B Class) of the time. This was also her scheme when sunk in July 1940.

(At the time of Dunkirk she had two scrambling nets amidships dangling to the waterline.)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:00 am 
Hello,

Building the paper 1/200 ORP Garland, I cannot figure out what the objects on deck in front of the B gun and
one deck lower on the side.
Anyone any idea ? Would be appreciated.

Koen.


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This does not appear a popular topic these days, but here goes.

I am looking for photographs of HMS Imperial (penant number D09), from 1941 when she was in the Mediterranean. There are numerous sources of her in 507C Mediterranean Grey with red funnel bands from the pre-war years, but I'd really like to know what she looked like when sunk. A relative was on her at this time, hence the particular interest in the time period.

Thanks for reading.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:37 am 
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Just a small note that some very extensive drawings of HMS Garland can be found at the Dutch national archives under 'Torpedobootjagers' . Hr Ms Marnix was HMS Garland late in her career.
http://www.gahetna.nl/collectie/archief ... 2:1.c03:14.


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