“Tirpitz” HMS Glasgow and Tirpitz (pig) Tirpitz was a pig captured from the German Navy after a naval skirmish following the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914. He subsequently became the mascot of the cruiser HMS “Glasgow”. Early life Pigs were often kept on board warships to supply fresh meat. Tirpitz was aboard […]
Ships named “Glasgow” Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Glasgow after the Scottish city of Glasgow: HMS Glasgow (1707) was a 20-gun sixth rate, previously the Scottish ship Royal Mary. She was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1707 and was sold in 1719. HMS Glasgow (1745) was a 24-gun sixth rate launched […]
Brian Hanrahan, who died on December 20 aged 61, was a long-serving and much-respected foreign correspondent for the BBC and became a familiar face to television viewers during the Falklands war in 1982.
Saturday 1st May 1982
Time (Zulu). Action
0620. Glasgow first into the Exclusion Zone
0720.Vulcans bomb Falklands air strip. Good morning Dagoe!
1035. Action stations. Two A/C at 100 miles.
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 […]