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Offline Ted Ingham

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Re: HMS Renown and HMS Valiant
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 19:28:34 »
No date on the back of the photographs but looking through my Father's diary he mentions taking his boat out in July 1930 to see the Battleship.
Royal Navy records show that she was on a visiting programme that year before going to refit.
Ted

Offline Bilgerat

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Re: HMS Renown and HMS Valiant
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 21:54:31 »
Only Ted can say exactly when the pictures were taken, but I would guess they were taken before 1936. In the late 1930's, both these ships were completely rebuilt and emerged from those rebuilds looking significantly different to how they look in the pictures here.
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Offline smiffy

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Re: HMS Renown and HMS Valiant
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 16:36:33 »
Do you know the exact date, Ted? My father was serving on the Renown in 1935.

Offline Ted Ingham

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HMS Renown and HMS Valiant
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 21:31:45 »
Taken in the 1930's by my father from his small sailing yacht. He lived at Leigh on Sea, Essex and would sail over to photograph the Battleships when they anchored off Sheerness.
HMS Renown and HMS Valiant (With aircraft on the stern).
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Ted

 

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