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Archives for December 2009
Follow this LINK for a Pathe film of the Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead in 1953. The days when we had a Navy!
Captain of the ill fated HMS Sheffield, Falklands War 1982. James Frederick Thomas George “Sam” Salt, naval commander, born 19 April 1940; died 3 December 2009.
The First “Devonshire Built by William Wyatt at Burlesdon on Southampton Water. Launched 6th May 1692. A Third-rater of 1,220 tons: 80 guns. Length 127 ft. Breadth 41 ft. : Depth 17 ft. Complement varied from 410—490 men : and after the 1704 refit was 700. Cape Barfleur was the scene of the “Devonshire’s” first […]
Owen Paton lost his life on HMS Hood a few weeks after leaving HMS Devonshire.
1982. The Falklands War. This is a audio with a commentary by the skipper on the day we were hit by a 1000lb bomb.