Fleet tender trips (1980's)


This is a bit of an old one. When I was a Sea Cadet back in the early 1980's I remember that you could spend a week on a fleet tender either the Bembridge or the Alnmouth. Now I always thought these two ships were RNXS, I never went on them although did know people who did. When I was looking for photos of Alnmouth and Bembridge on the web, I was surprised to find they had actually been RMAS not RNXS. Back in 1982 and 1983, I did have two trips out on the RMAS Meon from Faslane, the Meon looks similar to R.N.X.S. LOYAL MEDIATOR. Anyway, did anyone have trips on the Alnmouth or Bembridge, how about the Meon or any others? Did SCC ever have any trips on RNXS vessels? I seem to remember RNXS Shipham was an unarmed minehunter that on VHF Marine was identified as "Warship Shipham"


RNXS Loyal Mediator

RNXS Shipham


Lantern Swinger
Pride of Bristol is ex RNXS Messina I believe. It is run by a charity and conducts training for cadets, reservists (RNR) and others.

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