Hms carron

Vic Ould was a Radar Op on the Destroyer HMS Carron. He provides a very detailed account of the various operations he is involved in as well as some interesting anecdotes about his duties and his skipper. After escorting the Troop ship Queen Mary into Liverpool [probably the last Convoy Op of the Atlantic] Carron heads to Indonesia where the ship's guns are put to use in some close quarter fighting.

Vic Ould was a Radar Op on the Destroyer HMS Carron. He provides a very detailed account of the various operations he is involved in as well as some interesting anecdotes about his duties and his skipper. After escorting the Troop ship Queen Mary into Liverpool [probably the last Convoy Op of the Atlantic] Carron heads to Indonesia where the ship's guns are put to use in some close quarter fighting.

apostlesofmercy: “ HMS Tarantula, an Insect-class gunboat and one time flagship of the British Pacific Fleet, when for twelve days in 1944 she flew the flag of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, commanding what was the most powerful fleet ever put to sea by...

apostlesofmercy: “ HMS Tarantula, an Insect-class gunboat and one time flagship of the British Pacific Fleet, when for twelve days in 1944 she flew the flag of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, commanding what was the most powerful fleet ever put to sea by...

CHATHAM Airport - An unidentified Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly demonstrating alongside HMS Carron at Chatham Navy Days, August 1957 in the Royal Naval Dockyard, Chatham, UK.

CHATHAM Airport - An unidentified Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly demonstrating alongside HMS Carron at Chatham Navy Days, August 1957 in the Royal Naval Dockyard, Chatham, UK.

ROYAL NAVY IN ACTION AT SURABAYA. 16 NOVEMBER 1945, SURABAYA. HM SHIPS CAESAR, CAVALIER, AND CARRON, THREE DESTROYERS OF THE 6TH FLOTILLA, HAVE BEEN OPERATING OFF SURABAYA, JAVA, SINCE 1 NOVEMBER. AT FIRST THEY TOOK PART IN THE EVACUATION OF INTERNEES FROM THE TOWN, AND LATER BOMBARDED THE COAST IN SUPPORT OF THE ARMY.

ROYAL NAVY IN ACTION AT SURABAYA. 16 NOVEMBER 1945, SURABAYA. HM SHIPS CAESAR, CAVALIER, AND CARRON, THREE DESTROYERS OF THE 6TH FLOTILLA, HAVE BEEN OPERATING OFF SURABAYA, JAVA, SINCE 1 NOVEMBER. AT FIRST THEY TOOK PART IN THE EVACUATION OF INTERNEES FROM THE TOWN, AND LATER BOMBARDED THE COAST IN SUPPORT OF THE ARMY.

'You take my turn. I shall be an age, with all my carronades to explain.' (The carronade is a short smoothbore cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company, Falkirk, Scotland, UK. It was used from the 1770s to the 1850s. Its main function was to serve as a powerful, short-range anti-ship and anti-crew weapon.)

'You take my turn. I shall be an age, with all my carronades to explain.' (The carronade is a short smoothbore cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company, Falkirk, Scotland, UK. It was used from the 1770s to the 1850s. Its main function was to serve as a powerful, short-range anti-ship and anti-crew weapon.)

Lt-Cdr PW Stewart, Gunnery officer of the 6th Destroyer Flotilla, and the Chief Yeoman of Signals check fall of shot from the destroyers' guns, on Indonesian nationalist positions. Surabaya, Java. 16th November 1945.  Note: The three destroyers from the 6th Destroyer Flotilla, involved in this action were HMS CAESAR, HMS CAVALIER and HMS CARRON.

Lt-Cdr PW Stewart, Gunnery officer of the 6th Destroyer Flotilla, and the Chief Yeoman of Signals check fall of shot from the destroyers' guns, on Indonesian nationalist positions. Surabaya, Java. 16th November 1945. Note: The three destroyers from the 6th Destroyer Flotilla, involved in this action were HMS CAESAR, HMS CAVALIER and HMS CARRON.

HMS Tarantula, an Insect class Gunboat, built by Wood, Skinner & Co, Newcastle upon Tyne & launched in 1915. Was one of 4 gunboats towed to serve on the Tigris in 1916. After WW I was towed to China to join the China Station. About  1940 she was moved from Singapore to Trincomalee, where due to her state of disrepair she was used as offices, briefly serving as Admiral Bruce's flagship of British Pacific Fleet in '44. Sunk as target practice on 01/05/46 by HMS Carron & HMS  Carysfort.

HMS Tarantula, an Insect class Gunboat, built by Wood, Skinner & Co, Newcastle upon Tyne & launched in 1915. Was one of 4 gunboats towed to serve on the Tigris in 1916. After WW I was towed to China to join the China Station. About 1940 she was moved from Singapore to Trincomalee, where due to her state of disrepair she was used as offices, briefly serving as Admiral Bruce's flagship of British Pacific Fleet in '44. Sunk as target practice on 01/05/46 by HMS Carron & HMS Carysfort.

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