Can anybody name the ship?

#1
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
 

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#6
Concur twin 4", fitted to every class of frigate, Hunts, standard secondary armament on cruisers, not a hope of pinning that photo to an individual ship. And the wartime cap tally would just say 'HMS'.
 
#7
Seaweed said:
Concur twin 4", fitted to every class of frigate, Hunts, standard secondary armament on cruisers, not a hope of pinning that photo to an individual ship. And the wartime cap tally would just say 'HMS'.
Could be a "K" class, they also had twin 4".
 
#8
ShortFatBloke said:
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
Do you know any of the names of the blokes in the pics, as crew list are available for quite a few wartime ships, complete with dates.
 
#9
Rumrat said:
ShortFatBloke said:
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
Do you know any of the names of the blokes in the pics, as crew list are available for quite a few wartime ships, complete with dates.
Bay Class, or Loch class?
The chap wearing his cap regulation like
Could be mistaken for or is none other than "Norway Chris" :D
 
#10
trelawney126 said:
Rumrat said:
ShortFatBloke said:
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
Do you know any of the names of the blokes in the pics, as crew list are available for quite a few wartime ships, complete with dates.
Bay Class, or Loch class?
The chap wearing his cap regulation like
Could be mistaken for or is none other than "Norway Chris" :D
Could also be Black Swan class
 
#11
WreckerL said:
trelawney126 said:
Rumrat said:
ShortFatBloke said:
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
Do you know any of the names of the blokes in the pics, as crew list are available for quite a few wartime ships, complete with dates.
Bay Class, or Loch class?
The chap wearing his cap regulation like
Could be mistaken for or is none other than "Norway Chris" :D
Could also be Black Swan class
Was Norway Chris on that one as well? :D (I'm going to get slated when he comes on line)
 
#12
trelawney126 said:
WreckerL said:
trelawney126 said:
Rumrat said:
ShortFatBloke said:
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
Do you know any of the names of the blokes in the pics, as crew list are available for quite a few wartime ships, complete with dates.
Bay Class, or Loch class?
The chap wearing his cap regulation like
Could be mistaken for or is none other than "Norway Chris" :D
Could also be Black Swan class
Was Norway Chris on that one as well? :D (I'm going to get slated when he comes on line)
Rumrat told me he built it...time to go
 
#13
WreckerL said:
trelawney126 said:
WreckerL said:
trelawney126 said:
Rumrat said:
ShortFatBloke said:
OK, so I don't want the actual name but the class would be good.

Other information - I believe that it is a destroyer, in the med in Dec '44.

Thanks.

SFB
Do you know any of the names of the blokes in the pics, as crew list are available for quite a few wartime ships, complete with dates.
Bay Class, or Loch class?
The chap wearing his cap regulation like
Could be mistaken for or is none other than "Norway Chris" :D
Could also be Black Swan class
Was Norway Chris on that one as well? :D (I'm going to get slated when he comes on line)
Rumrat told me he built it...time to go
Time for both of us to take cover then. "Heads up West!" :D
 
#14
Edited for clarity:

The family story is that my father did serve on HMS Tremadoc Bay (which was commissioned Oct '45). However, the writing on the back of the photo says 'messmates 12/44' and so I don't think the two match up. It is possible that he was on a similar Loch/Bay class ship beforehand.

Gents, thanks for your help and efforts on this one, it is much appreciated.

SFB
 
#15
You should be able to obtain your father's service record showing the ships in which he served. Advice and contact details are available on the Veterans UK website here.
 
#16
Rumrat said:
Seaweed said:
Concur twin 4", fitted to every class of frigate, Hunts, standard secondary armament on cruisers, not a hope of pinning that photo to an individual ship. And the wartime cap tally would just say 'HMS'.
Could be a "K" class, they also had twin 4".
Don't think so, the L class had 4 fitted with 4 twin 4" HA/LA mountings - LANCE, LEGION, LIVELY and GURKHA((2) ex LARNE), all lost 1942.
 
#17
lsadirty said:
Rumrat said:
Seaweed said:
Concur twin 4", fitted to every class of frigate, Hunts, standard secondary armament on cruisers, not a hope of pinning that photo to an individual ship. And the wartime cap tally would just say 'HMS'.
Could be a "K" class, they also had twin 4".
Don't think so, the L class had 4 fitted with 4 twin 4" HA/LA mountings - LANCE, LEGION, LIVELY and GURKHA((2) ex LARNE), all lost 1942.
Photo dated 12/44. Only hope is of getting hold of your fathers SC and see what he was serving on. ( already suggested)
 
#18
Seaweed said:
Concur twin 4", fitted to every class of frigate, Hunts, standard secondary armament on cruisers, not a hope of pinning that photo to an individual ship. And the wartime cap tally would just say 'HMS'.
Twin 4" were not fitted to the River Class Frigates :!:
 

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