Identification longshot/Talking Point Number 67

  Brumas 21:58 29 Feb 08
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As I will not be posting one next week I thought, as you have cracked two in record time, it only fair to post a final third one.

A fine looking warship flying the good old white ensign. The card was published by Gieves Ltd and that’s all info we have!

  Bingalau 22:16 29 Feb 08

HMS Rodney?

  Bingalau 22:17 29 Feb 08

HMS Nelson? HMS Renown?

  MAT ALAN 22:20 29 Feb 08

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Bingalau, i'm in awe, unless of course you know a little more....

  Mike D 22:21 29 Feb 08

It's Rodney or Nelson. Both were built to a strange design to meet the requirements of a treaty signed sometime between the two world wars. I think that they were truncated from an original design that would have put them way over the maximum allowable size.

  Kev.Ifty 22:21 29 Feb 08

There are more pics of boats than a man could shake any kind of stick at here...

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See if you can spot Brumas' cause I'm lost ;-)

  Bingalau 22:24 29 Feb 08

I've lightened it up to try to see the ships number. No such luck as that Brumas has probably deleted it. One of the ex-matelots will identify this in no time... I'm just guessing at the names of the old time ships and hoping one of them is correct. I could go on but will have to start singing all the old sailors songs in my head. The matelots will know which song those three names come from.

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  Kev.Ifty 22:27 29 Feb 08

Just as a help (I had no idea) found this

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Cheers

  Kemistri 22:29 29 Feb 08

While I was spending my time perusing the images at click here, and discovering that it's a Nelson class, I see that I have been beaten to it! click here

  Acx 22:42 29 Feb 08

HMS Nelson click here from that indentation in the side just under the turret.

HMS Rodney click here doesnt seem to have it.

  Bingalau 22:53 29 Feb 08

I actually remember seeing these ships in the flesh as it were. But the memory isn't good enough to distinguish between them..

My first ship was HMS Vanguard, I was victualled on board it for 24 hours in 1947. Never left the quayside though, which is just as well as I would have been sea sick. I liken myself to Lord Nelson himself. Both he and I were always seasick for the first day at sea. After that we were fine (no Brumas... It wasn't the same era).

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