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Offline Trevor Harris

QM and QE at Cowes
« on: Jul 20, 2018, 04:04 PM »
Stumbled upon this! Thought you all may enjoy!

And the two are shown at Southampton!
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Offline Trevor Harris

Re: QM and QE at Cowes
« Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2018, 04:06 PM »
My goodness Canberra as well!
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Re: QM and QE at Cowes
« Reply #2 on: Jul 20, 2018, 10:21 PM »
...and a Mk 1 SRN-4 on test in Seaspeed colours! 8) :D

The submarine, incidentally... the number 589 shows it to be USS Scorpion.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 21, 2018, 03:34 AM »
The submarine, incidentally... the number 589 shows it to be USS Scorpion.

That's a Royal Navy diesel submarine unusually wearing her pennant number. Her crew are not worried about exhaust emissions haha! The Royal Navy submarine pennant system is confusing as it changed from P followed by numbers, to S followed by numbers in the years just after WW2 as far as I've seen...in this case being S89 or S69 by the looks of it. I haven't yet identified the particular submarine but she's of the appearance of most of our WW2 era submarines - which we had many of!

I spy HMY Britannia, SS Rotterdam, RMS Mauretania (II), HMS Victory, and what looks like a then young HMS Bristol (a unique ship, Falklands War Veteran, and still in commission as a training ship - in Portsmouth Harbour) too. The Red Arrows or preceeding Yellow Jacks also put on a display that would horrify most people today! I like the visiting, foreign sailing ships too. Excellent find Trevor...a nautical bonanza!  ;D

YouTube had this British Pathé video including excellent footage of HMY Britannia and a bit of footage of what looks like a WW2 vintage French or Italian cruiser in the next/suggested/recommended video section:

« Last Edit: Jul 21, 2018, 04:16 AM by Thomas Hypher »
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Re: QM and QE at Cowes
« Reply #4 on: Jul 21, 2018, 10:25 AM »
Ah, if it's S89 then that would be HMS Seraph.
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