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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 3293

    Two Canadian sailors from HMCS NIAGARA hand washing from improvised lines strung across the deck of their ship.

  • 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 1534

    A bearded crewman sitting benignly on some Mark VII depth charges, smoking his pipe and reading a novel on board HMS KELVIN.

  • 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 955

    An American bicycle which was part of the equipment of two newly acquired American destroyers, renamed CASTLETON and CAMPBELTOWN, which came over manned by British crews and were refitted. It is now used by the ship's postman to take the mail ashore...

  • 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 22951

    Men of HMS WOLVERINE do a "spot of dhobeying"naval slang for washing. Washing clothes on the upper deck during a spell in harbour at Freetown, Sierra Leone.

  • 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 1249

    Crew members aboard the destroyer HMS VANITY manning the 0.5 inch Vickers water-cooled machine gun in quadruple Mark III mounting.

  • 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 15395

    One of the crew of HMS INGLEFIELD holding on to a life line and wearing Arctic dress for Northern patrol duties during an Arctic convoy.

  • 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 291

    Crew of a 4.7 inch High Angle gun "closed up" ready to face an aerial attack on board HMS JAVELIN whilst she was at sea. Note the men standing by with further ammunition to be fired.

  • 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 2912

    This photograph on board HMS KIPLING, part of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla gives the impression of a gala day or a war time regatta, but it is merely the signal flags day out after being washed and the flags are hoisted to dry.

  • 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 437

    A sailor asleep by the wheel on board HMS KELVIN.

  • 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 8088

    Ratings relieved from watch, making their journey forward to their respective messes by means of a life line on board the destroyer HMS FURY, which is off the coast of Iceland. Note the deck awash with sea water.

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