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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

HMS Manxman in disguise

Abdiel Class Minelayer. Photographed off Gozo (Dwejra Bay) in 1952 disguised as a German cruiser for the film Single Handed. Along with her sister Welshman, she played an important part in sustaining Malta during the Siege and was later there for most of the 1950s, taking part in the Suez operation.
Manxman History
Welshman Episode

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Martin Powell   [Mar 24, 2008 at 01:17 PM]
When you've read Mr Phillips's Welshman Episode go back to the top of that page and click on Malta Category for more survivors' stories. See also the link in the guestbook for more on the Manxman - myweb.tiscali.co.uk/hmsmanxman .
David Robinson   [Apr 26, 2011 at 05:06 PM]
she had large fake gun turrets fitted over her own smaller ones.

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