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  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 11731

    Some of the ship's company joining HMS HOWE on a wet summer's day. They are all carrying a large duffel bag with their belongings in it as they head up the gang plank.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 1137

    One of the triple 16 inch guns in HMS RODNEY being cleaned out by a sailor whilst another can be seen straddling the barrel whilst he cleans it. The guns had to be kept in immaculate condition so they were ready for firing night or day.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 195

    Sailors drag a rope attached to the main derrick in order to bring in a picket boat on board HMS RODNEY.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 103

    Sailors can be seen crowded round the wooden and brass barrel awaiting the daily issue of rum during the 'up spirits' ceremony. A Royal marine and Petty Officer of the day stands observing the process. Note the crane in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 165

    A sailor secures a rolled and bound hammock to a steel hook fixed to a beam of the Mess deck specially for that purpose on board the battleship HMS RODNEY. A stack of boxes can be seen in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 156

    The Boiler Room on board HMS RODNEY, the hottest spot in the ship, where the temperature averages 120 degrees Fahrenheit, making the hand rails and chains too hot for those not used to it to hold. Two stokers can be seen checking the temperature of the...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 2873

    The pom-pom directors crew closed up on board HMS KING GEORGE V when she took Lord and Lady Halifax to America. Note the range finders at the front of each director.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 3711

    On board the battleship HMS KING GEORGE V at sea during 1941. Weighing anchor by hand, seamen round the capstan.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 18524

    On board HMS RODNEY the Master at Arms (left) reading out the names at the "Captain's Defaulters and Requestmen" parade. A Defaulters and Requestmen parade is a court (petty sessions rather than courts martial) for both trying minor...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 199

    Provisioning a NELSON class battleship, probably HMS RODNEY, with supplies for three months. The ship's crew receive a consignment from the supply ship alongside while others prepare to stow supplies already loaded. The battleship carried a crew...

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