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#274964 - 10th Dec 2008 6:23am Lairds Drydocks & Basin 1940
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On the right of the picture 2 cruisers HMS DIDO & CHARYBDIS. HMS Dido survived the war, Charybdis on the right was sunk in 1943 in the English channel with heavy losses.


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#276919 - 19th Dec 2008 7:59am Re: Lairds Drydocks & Basin 1940 [Re: bert1]
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Charybdis leaving lairds


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#276922 - 19th Dec 2008 8:49am Re: Lairds Drydocks & Basin 1940 [Re: bert1]
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Great pics Bert,the one of the Charybdis is excellent qaulity.

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#277210 - 20th Dec 2008 6:45pm Re: Lairds Drydocks & Basin 1940 [Re: bert1]
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#806785 - 11th Jul 2013 3:45pm Re: Lairds Drydocks & Basin 1940 [Re: bert1]
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Lovely pics..

HMS Dido had 5.25in dual purpose main guns - witness the high elevation in the picture - for Anti Aircraft purposes.

She survived more than few hairy moments on the Malta convoys - from the Luftwaffe.

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