Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Crown Colony Class Cruisers

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
VG website. I wanted to sign Jones' guestbook with a reminder of Ceylon, Newfoundland (my ship 1956-7), Uganda, Superb and Swiftsure but the link wouldn't open. On a point of order, the names (except for the last two) are colonies but not Crown Colonies.

Mauritius was in the Pacific manned by the RNZN and her landing party, or maybe Newfoundland's (depends which one you believe!) were the first Brits except for the unfortunate PoWs to set foot in Japan in 1945.

Newfoundland had her stern blown off by a torpedo at Salerno and was steamed across the Atlantic without a rudder, streaming a hawser from the forecastle to keep her head off the wind and on the verge of hoisting an awning as a foresail. She was later, at Suez with HMS Diana, to take part in the last coventional warship-to-warship gun action in the history of the world and was the last warship to fire the BL gun in anger.

Uganda and another went to the RCN to become HMCSs Quebec and Ontario; Newfoundland and Ceylon were sold to the Peruvians and became Almirante Grau and Coronel Bolognesi. HMS London on a visit to Callao in 1964 was asked to send a technical party to get Grau moving again but was foiled because 1) DC kit and 2) so many of Grau's spares had been sold on the black market.
 

RoofRat

War Hero
When I was at boarding school on Anglesy, TS indefatigable, my class was picked up off Holyhead and sailed into Liverpool with the Gambia. For a thirteen year old, she seemed enormous. Didn't put me off though.
RoofRat
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Section 28 for vulnerable victims and witnesses in Crown Courts MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Crime news: updated Crown Court fee guidance and new claim forms MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Juliet Davenport OBE appointed to The Crown Estate Board MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Crown Nominee Account 2019-20 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Robin Budenberg, CBE re-appointed as Chair of The Crown Estate Board MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed: 18 May 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 15 March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, UAE: 6 March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Cameras to broadcast from the Crown Court for first time MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Changes to The Crown Estate Board MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 17 September 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan: 9 August 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Crime news: further drive to boost accurate electronic Crown Court claims MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Chair of the York Crown Nominations Commission: 25 April 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: New Crown Commercial Service website MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Crime news: workshops to improve accuracy of Crown Court claims MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Paula Hay-Plumb re-appointed to The Crown Estate Board MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 30 November 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK agrees new customs arrangements with the Crown Dependencies MoD News 0
soleil Forces News: "Crown Prince Of Bahrain Congratulates Newly Commissioned Officer Cadets" Bases / Shore Est 5
MoD_RSS Press release: Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia concludes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia's visit, March 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to usher in new era in bilateral relations MoD News 0
T Crown Killick - any way to get married in PO rig? UPO 110
MoD_RSS Press release: PM meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi: 23 February 2017 MoD News 0
tiddlyoggy Is Jimbo after Sol's crown? Diamond Lil's 0
A Transition to British Crown Dependency Miscellaneous 0
finknottle That's the last jewel in the crown gone then. Current Affairs 19
finknottle The last jewel in the crown. Current Affairs 40
PartTimePongo HSE issues crown censures to Ministry of Defence Current Affairs 1
A Armed Forces may lose Crown Immunity Current Affairs 3
S Half Crown - Sixpence Current Affairs 1
P NUDIST COLONY. The Quarterdeck 1
MoD_RSS Three new benzodiazepines to become Class C drugs MoD News 0
MoD_RSS £1.57 billion investment to protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Report 03/2020: Class investigation into human performance in signalling operation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS World class nuclear skills in spotlight at awards ceremony MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Birmingham pharmacist jailed for trafficking Class C drugs MoD News 0
MoD_RSS British Embassy hosts 2018-2019 class of Chevening scholars MoD News 0
MoD_RSS A UK investment partnership is providing world-class health care in Africa MoD News 0
G Tide Class Refits RFA 9
MoD_RSS ACMD advice: future use and purpose of Temporary Class Drug Orders MoD News 0
janner Collins Class Boats Submariners 1
MoD_RSS Search to find world class team to deliver A303 upgrade near Stonehenge MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Thousands of schools to pilot new reception class check-up MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Class privilege remains entrenched as social mobility stagnates MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Man found with Class A drugs in ear has sentence increased MoD News 0
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp Name of the third Dreadnought Class SSBN Submariners 7
J River class patrol vessel Joining the Royal Navy 17
MoD_RSS Press release: Improved access to thousands more world class school places MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































Top