H.M.S. Maidstone

Before her final conversion.  She was quite heavily armed for a Submarine Depot Ship.
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Before her final conversion. She was quite heavily armed for a Submarine Depot Ship.
  1. Seaweed
    Seaweed
    Served in her Jan-Apr 1956, Portland (brrr!) & waddle to Gib & back. Think for'd funnel was a dummy.
  2. Sapientia
    Sapientia
    That's interesting. I served on her and had no idea the for'd funnel was a dummy. She was certainly no greyhound.
  3. Seaweed
    Seaweed
    Saturated steam only, max speed 12k (if lucky and wind astern).
  4. jakey
    jakey
    Escorted Maidstone from Freemantle to Sydney in April 1945, she had a job getting off the carnation milk tins and I believe a number of the ships company deserted as they had married Aussie girls. After leaving Freemantle, she exercised all her guns at a flown target, all the crap fell on the escorting frigatesstern. She was also had a chocolate hull and cream funnels. 'Jakey'

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