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The Cruel Sea565 viewsTug Roysterer with HMS Coreopsis (or RHS Kriezis) about to achieve fame playing the part of HMS Compass Rose. 1952.
Finding a suitable corvette was another problem The Admiralty, while anxious to co-operate in the making of the film, had got rid of all its wartime corvettes. Eventually one was located in Malta – the Coreopsis of the Flower Class – which had been loaned to the Greek navy and was now awaiting a tow back to England, and the breaker’s yard.
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HMS Falcon Guard 1948562 viewsAt Kalafrana with Lt. Forte for Rear-Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma.Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal560 views1970sPrefect
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HMS Caprice 1959560 viewsPrefect
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Diving School 1956 - 57559 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island
Photo from MCDOA. - http://www.mcdoa.org.uk/index.html
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Allura Wave Ruler! 559 views©Shaun Jones
Pinto Wharf today 18 July.
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HMS Galatea 1965558 viewsIn Dockyard Creek. Leader of the 27th Escort Squadron.
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)558 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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HMS Hermes entering Grand Harbour 1961557 viewsSS Olav & SS Lido in foregrounddeco.rise
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HMS Comet 1955556 viewsC class destroyer.
Eric Hartley
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Floriana Parade Ground 1960554 views©John GardinerPrefect
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HMS Ranpura554 viewsPaid off in November 1958 after five years on station, mostly in Lazaretto Creek, though on this occasion she was in Grand Harbour.Prefect
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Forth at Home 1960 ©553 views7 commentsPrefect
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Detention Quarters Staff 1946552 viewsC/SGT Hartley RM 2nd right.
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White Rocks - St Patrick's552 viewsArmy married quarters overlooking Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq. After 1979 they became a failed tourist village and are now derelict. There are plans for a sports complex. Squatters camp in foreground.Prefect
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HMS Illustrious (Capt J.Band) (Now the First Sea Lord) 1995551 viewsShortly before an unfortunate incident with the forward tug.Prefect
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LST Messina, Sliema Creek, 1961551 viewsdeco.rise
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U 17551 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
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HMS Ausonia550 viewsMoving!Prefect
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HMS Forth550 viewsComing home 1959Prefect
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Battle Class Destroyers547 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
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Earl Mountbatten and Missus in safe hands ©547 viewsTaken in 1953 with Whaler crewed by Dockyard Sea Scouts.
The Dockyard Sea Scouts also had Maltese members unlike
Tal Handaq's.Cannot remember occasion but I was the Bow oarsman.
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Submarine 1950s546 viewsDisguised as Greek for a film.Prefect
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HMS Forth545 viewsActually moving!Prefect
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Boathook Drill545 viewsAdmiral's Barge leaving Customs House 1955.
SEE THE MOVIE
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Israel Destroyer ' Eilat' Marsamxett c1960545 viewsEilat was originally an R.N. Destroyer - Zealous.1 commentsdeco.rise
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©545 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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HMS Birmingham 1954544 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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French Visitors544 views©Lesley Cole
Chateaurenalt & Guichen. Built as very fast Italian Light Cruisers but reclassified by the French as Destroyers.
Probably 1954
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HMS Tally-Ho 1957544 viewsPrefect
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Communicators 1962543 viewsPrefect
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