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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


RFA Fort Dunvegan

Photo possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.

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robinwilliams   [Nov 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM]
What date is this please if 1952/4 is that the Glasgow in the background?
Prefect   [Nov 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM]
I'm not sure but I think its probably 1948. The paint scheme looks as though she was still under the management of Ellerman Bucknall. By 1952 /4 she was all RFA Battleship grey as here. Not sure on cruiser either.

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