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Offline conan

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Re: these tedious facts
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 18:40:32 »
A load of stuff regarding the far east station here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Fleet
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 17:04:20 »
Hi Dockyard Guy, see HMS Rodney detail below.
This HMS Rodney the fifth to carry the name, was one of five Rodney Class battleships.
Built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down Feb-1882, launched 08-Oct-1884 and completed Jun-1888. She served in home waters from 1888-94. Then went to the Mediterranean for three years from 1894-97. 1897-1901 was spent as a coastguard ship at Queensferry. Refit at Chatham then into the Chatham Special Reserve from 1901 until she was sold 11-May-1909.

Regarding Trenchant, the Far East Station included the seas around Ceylon, Indonesia, Mallaca Straits etc. She was on the Far East Station from 4-July-1944 until ordered home on 21-September-1945

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these tedious facts
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 01:00:18 »
Hello folks! Having some tedious fact problem. If someone can just clarify these, that will help.

The first.  Rodney,1884. Did the battleship serve as a coastguard vessel at Queensferry until 1901?

The second.  Trechants jolly roger post had a picture that said she served on the far east station from July, 1944 to June 1945. My questions are -  what was the far east station and do those dates match.

To those who can help I give my thanks in advance.

Regards

Dockyard guy

 

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