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seafordpete

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Re: Canterbury II Landing Ship
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 18:53:04 »
Voila, get in contact with these guys, they must have the original.

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/bat_1_1943

Picture on the web.

Thanks Andy that is a nice sharp one too, I had looked at Photoships but the photos are only of her as a civvy. Cheers Pete

Andy C

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Re: Canterbury II Landing Ship
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 18:32:01 »
Voila, get in contact with these guys, they must have the original.

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/bat_1_1943

Picture on the web.

Andy C

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Re: Canterbury II Landing Ship
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 18:27:43 »
No pictures but this link may be helpful for the history of the vessel. Trying to find my Grandads seamans book as sure he was on the Canterbury at some point. He did serve on the Hampton, The Shepperton and the Isle of Thanet. I'll keep looking as I'm turning all sorts of links as I try and research the vessels.

http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/ship.php?ship_id=21914&name=Canterbury

Loads of boat pictures here including 7 of the Canterbury

http://www.photoship.co.uk/Ship%20Registers/

seafordpete

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Canterbury II Landing Ship
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 14:57:10 »
Has anyone got a good photo of the Dover Ferry TS Canterbury II when converted to a landing ship?
Her first officer was Edward Balcombe, a Newhavener, descended from a long line of fishermen, pilots and ferry crew. In about 1943 whilst on the Canterbury trialling  her out of Scapa Flow he recovered an empty RAF C type dinghy, brought it home and it has now found its way into the museum and I hope to get it on display soon having stuffed it with polystyrene packaging as its air tightness is long gone. The rather tragic thing is that these dinghys were withdrawn from service in 1940 so it seems to have been drifting possibly with a sad story for some 3 years. I need the photo to pad out the display and bring a local touch to it. Edward also "saved" a red cross hospital ship flag from ss Paris when she was bombed on her way back to Dunkerque and a Union Flag about 16ft x 8ft that he took from HMS Pegasus as she sank off Zanzibar in WW1 after the Konigsberg shelled her. All these are in the museum too.

 

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