Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


HMS Manxman

Laid up off Manoel I, 1950s
Specially for you Phill.

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phillrose   [Oct 27, 2009 at 01:22 PM]
She was still in running order when I remember her, 56/57 at her usual berth in the Creek.
Prefect   [Oct 27, 2009 at 03:17 PM]
From the web - "In 1951 this ship was brought forward for operational use and following a refit joined the Mediterranean Fleet in September 1951. After two years she was again placed in Reserve and laid-up in Malta where she remained until again refitted. The after 4 mounting was removed and she re-commissioned in February 1956 for duty as Flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet Flotillas. During this service she took part in relief operations after an earthquake in the Lebanon as well as taking part in NATO and Fleet exercises in the Mediterranean. She was deployed for headquarters duties during the Suez operation later in 1956 and the next year returned to Malta to lay-up in Reserve. Refitted for further service after tow to Gibraltar in 1958 she returned to lay up Malta until 1961 when she was selected for conversion into a Support Ship for minesweepers at Chatham where she was taken in hand by HM Dockyard on 17th July that year."
But I have doubts about that 1961 date as I dont recall seeing her in 1959/60.
Martin Powell   [Nov 03, 2009 at 07:08 AM]
No - according to this site myweb.tiscali.co.uk-hmsmanxman-page_2 (replace hyphens with fwd slashes) she went straight to Chatham in 1960 from Gib, not back to Malta.
Prefect   [Nov 03, 2009 at 07:44 AM]
"Glad to hear my opinion backed by a competent authority" Now who said that?
Martin Powell   [Nov 03, 2009 at 03:13 PM]
Do not believe anything because it is said by an authority,
or if it is said to come from angels,
or from Gods, or from an inspired source.
Believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart
and mind and body and found it to be true.
Work out your own path, through diligence.
~Guatama Buddha

oh yes, and the govt's drugs advisers.
Prefect   [Nov 03, 2009 at 03:19 PM]
Especially not the Nutty Professor Laughing
I suppose Buddha outranks Koko.
Martin Powell   [Nov 03, 2009 at 04:30 PM]
Sorry - overlooked the obvious. An execution should take place at once.
Prefect   [Nov 05, 2009 at 02:51 AM]
Thank you very much. Goodbye. Take him away!

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