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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Shackleton AEW2438 viewsPrefect
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HMS Euryalus 1950788 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden
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HMS Constance 1954536 viewsPrefect
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HMS Cockade 1958717 viewsPrefect
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HMS Comet 1954731 viewsCo Class fitted as minelayer.Prefect
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HMS Contest 1955436 viewsCo Class fitted as minelayer.Prefect
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HMS Concord 1947646 views2 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Barracks North Gate ©490 viewsPrefect
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HMS Challenger 1948371 viewsSurvey ShipPrefect
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HMS Apollo 1952443 viewsPrefect
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RFA Wave Prince 1965436 viewsPrefect
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HMS Exmouth ©673 viewsType 14 converted to carry out trials for gas turbine propulsion.
©Chris Howell Collection
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HMS Lofoten 1956758 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect
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The Reserve Fleet677 viewsLazaretto Creek c19542 commentsPrefect
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LST Empire Tern 1960445 viewsBuilt Montreal as HMS LST-3504,1945. 1947 HMS PURSUER. 1956 EMPIRE TERN. Scrapped 1969.Prefect
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Close Up on Ferry 1954530 viewsAnd the neoclassical Police Station at the foot of Tower Road
Designed by E L Galizia
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5th Frigate Squadron 1954675 viewsPrefect
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Close Up 1954567 views3 commentsPrefect
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The Creeks 1954513 viewsPrefect
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Amerigo Vespucci470 viewsItalian Naval training ship.Prefect
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HMS Intrepid472 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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HMS Fearless424 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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USS Sabine 1963384 viewsWith tug Airedale.Prefect
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RHS Sotir 1951469 viewsKing Salvor Class salvage vessel, formerly RFA Salventure.Prefect
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HMS Cumberland 1957531 viewsAt the start of WWII, Cumberland was assigned to Force G of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron. In early December 1939 she was forced to carry out a self maintenance period in the Falklands. Without her, HMS's Exeter, Ajax and Achilles engaged the German raider Admiral Graf Spee in the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December. Cumberland moved north to reinforce. Graf Spee had put into neutral Montevideo and was trapped there, as Cumberland along with Ajax and Achilles (Exeter having been heavily damaged) patrolled the estuary resulting in Admiral Graf Spee being scuttled by her crew on 7 December

In the 1956 film Battle of the RIver Plate, Cumberland played herself arriving at speed from the Falklands to replace the damaged Exeter.
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RFA Dewdale 1952488 viewsPrefect
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HMS Wilkeston488 viewsPrefect
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RFA Nasprite 1947377 viewsPrefect
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HMS Nubian & RMAS Director578 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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HMS Glamorgan431 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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HMS London Departs521 views1 April 1979
Waved off by President & Mrs Buttiġieġ.
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HMS Turpin Departs550 viewsThe last station submarine left on 9 November 1964 to the strains of Auld Lang Syne.Prefect
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