Help identifying a ship

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  1. My mates grandad may served aboard her during the war and he's looking into doing some research, however other than the date 1942 on the back of the picture he has no other clues.
  2. Yep. That's a ship. Sure as shit. . Perhaps the garbage-scow HMS Deighsauldecurry, judging by it's avian complement. Hope this helped.
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  3. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    If you upload the pic ( can't access from this computer and neither can anyone else accessing via DII - which rules out a passel of those still serving) ) then I'm sure one of the old and bold may be able to give it a wild stab in the dark ....which is, I'm sure, what you'd like to give F-V :)

    post script - if your grandad was on the Edinburgh - he was a lucky man to survive.....she was the ship on which Alistair Maclean based his first novel 'HMS Ulysses'

    If your pic is of that class, the Edinburgh story would have been well known to him....

    The Wiki article cited an eyewitness account from one of the escorting minesweepers:
  4. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the masts and funnels look vertical rather than raked, which would make it a Fiji or Ceylon class cruiser rather than a Town class.
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  6. Whatever is is, going by the miserable conditions, grey clouds, flocks of shitty seagulls and the lifeless shoreline, I'd say the pic was taken on the Cromarty Firth.
  7. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  8. HMS Nigeria - that picture seems familiar to me...
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  9. However the body of the ship in the photo steps down twice along it's length, the Town Class doesn't.
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  10. HMS Gambia (I think)....

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  11. **** me; what are the chances of that happening?
  12. its a ship, saw one once, at school parked in a bottle.
  13. Google does the hard work, so I can sit and feel smug and vaguely cleverfor a few minutes ;)
  14. Kudos to you. Respect.