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#786865 - 17th Apr 2013 5:48pm old pic of the iron duke
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Hello all heres a couple of postcards pics I've found, one is of the Iron Duke can anyone identify the other boats and what year roughly where they taken, thanks in advance Futurepast


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#786879 - 17th Apr 2013 6:34pm Re: old pic of the iron duke [Re: futurepast]
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Google search on D24 shows RN Destroyer HMS Gravelines, commissioned in 1946, so this must be a post war photo.

Of course HMS Iron Duke was First World War.

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#786895 - 17th Apr 2013 7:02pm Re: old pic of the iron duke [Re: Davefabo]
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Gravelines built at Lairds, V1127, the other 2 look the same Battle class destroyers, couldn't guess the names without numbers.
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#786902 - 17th Apr 2013 7:52pm Re: old pic of the iron duke [Re: futurepast]
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I have a similar photograph of HMS Iron Duke which was taken 1931/1932 according to the inscription on it.

Re HMS Gravelines, it must be post 1949 as she was not issued with that pennant number D24 until then. She was with the Mediterranean Fleet based on Malta from August 1949 until 1953 when she returned to the UK and was laid up in reserve. The photo could have been taken 1953 and have something to do with the Queens Coronation as she is dressed overall as are the other destroyers.


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#786905 - 17th Apr 2013 8:06pm Re: old pic of the iron duke [Re: futurepast]
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The postcard of the Iron Duke has wrote on the back
with best wishes 16/01/33
so that ties in with your date for the pic of the Iron Duke

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