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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

The Fleet's in ©

Summer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?

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Prefect   [Oct 28, 2008 at 12:54 PM]
Yes it is Sliema Creek this time. HMS Corrunna centre and HMS Scorpion right. Cant see the number on the distant one. My Ian Allan ABC of British Warships (1960 edition - price 2s6d) is proving to have been worth the money.
Chris Howells   [Apr 24, 2010 at 12:39 PM]
Superb picture. Love the huge radar on the top! Very Happy
phillrose   [Apr 24, 2010 at 12:59 PM]
Was it a 945 naval radar? it started off with one "bedstead" went to two as shown in the picture, and my uncle who was at ASWE at Portsdown, said they were looking at four up. 2 and 2 back to back!!
Prefect   [Apr 24, 2010 at 02:15 PM]
965 it seems. "there emerged a need for fast fleet Aircraft Direction (A/D) ships to accompany the carrier strike force and act as radar pickets, directing fighter cover. The Battle class were being modified for this role, but as a stop-gap, the Weapons were given a more limited conversion. This involved adding a large mainmast amidships for the Radar Type 965 with an AKE-1 "single bedstead" antennae array, ..."

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