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HMS Irresistible listing from mine damage on 18 March 1915. Her boats are gone so this is presumably after the majority of her crew was evacuated by destroyer HMS Wear to HMS Queen Elizabeth and others among the bombardment force. However, there appears to be men climbing down from the foremast, and what looks to be another small group to port next to inward-facing boat davits. This photo is listed as having been taken from HMS Lord Nelson, but I suspect it could be from HMS Ocean's rescue attempt, or even a high spot on HMS Wear.
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Note her aft turret has been partially uprooted, and the smoke emitting from her quarterdeck. The mine had heavily damaged the engineering spaces aboard Irresistible, with collapsed bulkheads leaving her flooding and without fighting ability. Ottoman batteries along the shore continued to pound the ship as she drifted. When the destroyer HMS Jed was sent to sink her wreck under the cover of darkness, both she and the adrift hulk of HMS Ocean had already sunk. Irresistible's complement had lost 150 during the day's events. Her wreck today lies upside down in about 180' of water. A flag of hers, somehow salvaged by the Turks shortly after her loss, is on display in Istanbul. As previously mentioned in my post on HMS Goliath, the minelayer Nusret, responsible for the minefield, is a museum ship in Turkey as well.
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The first warship in a new fleet of Royal Navy frigates will be called HMS Glasgow, it has been confirmed. Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, revealed the name as he cut the ship's first piece of steel at the BAE Systems shipyard in Govan, Glasgow on Thursday.

Earlier this month a £3.7 billion contract was signed with BAE Systems to build the first three warships in the new eight-strong fleet of City class Type 26 frigates, sustaining 1,700 jobs in Scotland for two decades, the Plymouth Herald reports.

Some of the new warships will be based in Devonport, although the exact number has yet to be confirmed.J

Together the three ships being built under the first contract will safeguard 4,000 jobs in Scotland and across the wider UK supply chain until 2035, the MoD said.

The ships will specialise in anti-submarine warfare and work closely with the Navy's Trident nuclear deterrent and the new aircraft carriers, the first of which – HMS Queen Elizabeth – launched from Rosyth in late June for sea trials.

HMS Glasgow will enter service in the mid 2020s. The fleet will eventually replace the current Type 23 frigates.

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My brother now is a part time sailor, full time legend #royalnavy

A boxing match in progress on board one of the Royal Navy troop transports before Operation Torch, 1942. #History #WWII #WW2 #navy #royalnavy #historic #worldwar2 #historical #worldwarii #1940s

Take her fast.
Take her deep.
Take her where the fishes sleep.

On the HMS Ocean. Which is to make a last trip to Wearside before the helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship leaves service.
The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship will be alongside the Port of Sunderland from Thursday, July 6, to Tuesday, July 11, to pay tribute to its affiliated city.
HMS Ocean is set to be replaced by the brand new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth
A packed programme has been prepared for the visit, which will give people the chance to show their appreciation to the ship before it leaves naval service in the spring of next year after 20 years in service.
A range of events aimed at putting both HMS Ocean and her company on show will include an evening reception and capability demonstration held on board for selected guests on the Friday, as well as a dedicated open day on the Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Visitors wishing to see HMS Ocean and meet the ship’s crew are advised to utilise city parking and use the Low Street pedestrian entrance to the port.
The centre piece of the weekend will take place on the Saturday when more than 240 officers and ratings from the Ship’s Company will exercise HMS Ocean’s freedom of the city by marching through the streets accompanied by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.
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Watch love in a small northern English town. Some people might love god, but noir everyone! Can we pick a much more apt watch tan an exCD. #royalnavy #diver #royalnavyclearancediver #drunk #diversrock #email #me. byronwhalley@gmail.com

Team wren photo! Love these wrens, even when I have a bad day I can always count on these lot to make me smile (probably by saying something inappropriate)😂! #cheesy #wrens #royalnavy #thumbsup👍

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BRANDENBURG (F215) – Fregatte der deutschen Marine und HMS DEFENDER (D37) – Zerstörer der britischen königlichen Marine beim Hafengeburtstag in Hamburg.
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Masts, secondaries and PE left to do, along with some fittings (screws, ventilation stacks). Overall Id say 3 hours of work here and it already looks good. Ive installed brass barrels and plan on hollowing out smoke stacks next. Good progress for the week!
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We love this pic of the Scotty's Tigers showing the Royal Navy Rugby team a clean set of heels.
The Tigers are an invitational rugby 7s side competing in tournaments to raise funds and awareness of Scotty's Little Soldiers 👍🇬🇧🏉
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HMS Caroline - Last survivor from Jutland in 1916!! Amazing, total hidden gem #belfast #northernireland #royalnavy #navy #ship #museum #ww1

On the HMS Ocean. Which is to make a last trip to Wearside before the helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship leaves service.
The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship will be alongside the Port of Sunderland from Thursday, July 6, to Tuesday, July 11, to pay tribute to its affiliated city.
HMS Ocean is set to be replaced by the brand new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth
A packed programme has been prepared for the visit, which will give people the chance to show their appreciation to the ship before it leaves naval service in the spring of next year after 20 years in service.
A range of events aimed at putting both HMS Ocean and her company on show will include an evening reception and capability demonstration held on board for selected guests on the Friday, as well as a dedicated open day on the Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Visitors wishing to see HMS Ocean and meet the ship’s crew are advised to utilise city parking and use the Low Street pedestrian entrance to the port.
The centre piece of the weekend will take place on the Saturday when more than 240 officers and ratings from the Ship’s Company will exercise HMS Ocean’s freedom of the city by marching through the streets accompanied by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.
#royalnavy #instagram #uk
#Royal #Navy #HMS #Ocean #North #Sea #Water #Blue #Gray #Ship #UK #Great #Britain #NATO #Warship #Sunderland #roker #hms

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