- fine boats, fine ships, brave men, amazing photographs!
brought to you by STEVE JOHNSON CYBERHERITAGE
bringing Plymouth, England's hidden history alive and to your own home.
this page is dedicated to the memory of Peter, we all miss him
These photos have been sourced from years of searching in car boot sales, junk shops, elderly people and especially the old sea dogs themselves who sailed such dangerous seas in war and peace: where a clear blue sea could suddenly be their tomb with death from below and latterly above. Remember them
who remembered these , on Friday 24th February 1939, before the war too! She is the M.V. ETTRICE........I think
The jpegs here are all no bigger than 80k, enjoy!
HMS/M Scorcher in 1953
HMS/M Sportsman in 1942
HMS/M Turpin in 1947
HMS/M Tachiturn in 1946
HMS/M Tantalus in 1948
HMS/M Seraph in 1944
HMS/M Stoic in 1943
HMS/M United in 1944....my fav! note barrage balloon and anti-sub boom at left.
HMS/M Torbay, wartime in Plymouth Sound, note anti-submarine defence boom in background as well as aerial barrage balloon.
HMS/M Aurochs in 1947
HMS/M Scorcher in 1953
HMS/M Scotsman in 1959 at Plymouth Devonport Navy Days, note detail on fin. I may have been a visitor to this boat when photo taken!
steam ironclads - ok, is there a proper name? this says it for me!
HMS FORMIDABLE IN 1901
HMS VENERABLE in 1902
HMS EXMOUTH in 1900
HMS VINDICTIVE in 1902
HMS TRAFALGAR in 1901
HMS IMPLACABLE in 1901
HMS JUNO in 1901
HMS WOODCOCK in 1902
HMS PRINCEGEORGE in 1897
HMS INDIFATIGABLE in 1892
HMS IPHIGLENA in 1890
HMS JUNO....a different view
KING EDWARD VII
HMS RAINBOW in 1898
HMS ESSEX in 1903
THIS IS AN UNKNOWN VESSEL?
one of my favourites, not a submarine or steam ironclad -
HMS DARK HUSSAR in 1957, I well remember their displays in Navy Days long past.
These images are taken from part 14, theNovember 21st 1914 edition of "The GREAT WAR",a weekly publication on the First World War, rumour has it that the troops found it "throughly absorbing!!" when used in its other role......loo paper, if not in it`s reading!
Holland, A, B, C, D and E- Class submarines
interior of 1914 era submarine
German submarine rammed by British Destroyer Badger off Belgium
Rescued by submarine E-4 off Heligoland
German submarine U9 returns 23rd September 1914, Wilhelmshaven