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The Duncansby Head.

jesse

War Hero
The H.M.S. Neptune I recall is the Duncansby Head And Heartland Point tied up alongside in Chatham Dockyard as a floating barracks for the reserve fleet.The Duncansby Head crops up time and again in dits always alongside in the same role, in fact I seem to recall her as a floating mess deck in Singapore 1959. what was her history when she was in full commission?
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
Escort maintenance ship......repair ship....floating dockyard...........
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
And of course HMS Berryhead.

Berryhead was used as the submarine refit offices whilst the SRC in Guzz was being built IIRC. I vaguely remember wandering around her trying to find various offices. She was in 3 basin if I remember rightly.
 

AAF

War Hero
Berryhead was used as the submarine refit offices whilst the SRC in Guzz was being built IIRC. I vaguely remember wandering around her trying to find various offices. She was in 3 basin if I remember rightly.

Built in Canada......probably the other 'heads' aswell. Remember BH arriving in Singers, what a fcuking heap, all the dregs of the RN drafted to her.
 

lesbryan

War Hero
Built in Canada......probably the other 'heads' aswell. Remember BH arriving in Singers, what a fcuking heap, all the dregs of the RN drafted to her.
I take that as an insult the berryhead may have been heap ,But the men on her certainly were not .The ships company were a good ships company .What evidence gives you the right to make those type of comments because the men on her were like those on frigates destroyers sweepers even terror
 

AAF

War Hero
I take that as an insult the berryhead may have been heap ,But the men on her certainly were not .The ships company were a good ships company .What evidence gives you the right to make those type of comments because the men on her were like those on frigates destroyers sweepers even terror

Wind yer neck in, I knew quite a few dabbers/stokers on BH, one in particular was my best buddie...even came to my wedding. It was he who told me about the crew, some, him included were drafted to BH straight from DQ's.
 

onions

GCM
So the fact that some of the crew came straight from DQ's, made the rest of the lads a bad ship's company. Facts are needed, not your obviously biased view!
 

AAF

War Hero
So the fact that some of the crew came straight from DQ's, made the rest of the lads a bad ship's company. Facts are needed, not your obviously biased view!

Apologies onions....I should have not said ALL.
 

finknottle

Banned
Built in Canada......probably the other 'heads' aswell. Remember BH arriving in Singers, what a fcuking heap, all the dregs of the RN drafted to her.

Using your criteria it could be said that the Maidstone was the temperate climate version of the BH!
 
Jesse, Duncansby Head along with the Girdleness were accommodation ships in Rosyth Dockyard in '68 and collectively denoted HMS Cochrane while the new shore establishment of that name was being completed.
I was briefly accommodated on the Duncansby Head while standing by Dreadnought during her refit/refuelling in late 68.
I was subsequently moved to the BSS Rosyth until the new Cochrane was commissioned, in early '69, I think.
 
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