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Especially like The Tall Ship - the Glenlee. Need to take a wander down to the Clyde for a wee look soon. It really is a cracker.

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The warships:

I did a google in regards tae HMS Idomitable but it disnae tell where it was built. Anybody ken where, Idomitable, Implacable, Ocean and Ark Royal were born.

tam

I worked with a man that did part of his wartime service in India. He de-mobbed in forty-six and a year or so later emigrated tae Canada. He worked in Toronto for a few years and transferred (same company) tae Windsor.

Sometime in the middle fifties he received mail that had been sent tae him during the war. The mail was on the Ark Royal when it was sunk and it was in perfect shape....naebody knows why......surely not all of the mail was sealed in leak proof bags.

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HMS Implacable was built at Fairfields (my dad worked at Fairfields in the mid 60's)

The WWII Ark Royal (there have been quite a few) was built at Cammell Laird.

Indomitable was built at Vickers Armstrong.

HMS Ocean was built at Stephen's.

Edited to add re mail. It wouldn't be the first time wartime mail failed to go on board the intended ship.

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The mail:

Not sure that old Bill's mail was on the wrong ship, I have been told that many ships transported mail, during the war, tae different zones.

The war time Ark Royal was sunk while at harbour in Hong Kong, wis it no ?

tam

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The mail:

Not sure that old Bill's mail was on the wrong ship, I have been told that many ships transported mail, during the war, tae different zones.

The war time Ark Royal was sunk while at harbour in Hong Kong, wis it no ?

tam

"HMS Ark Royal (91) built by Cammell Laird, and launched 13th April 1937. and completed 16th November 1938. HMS Ark Royal was the first Large Aircraft carrier designed and laid down as a carrier for the Royal navy, she served in the Home Fleet and south Atlantic in 1939 and The in the home Fleet and Mediterranean in 1940./ and part of Force H in 1941. on the 13th November 1941 she was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. the torpedo hit on the starboard side. near the Starboard Boiler room causing a 130 ft by 30 ft. hole. water poured in causing a 10% list straight immediately. The flooding spread quickly the middle of the ship and then to the port Boiler room. Electric power failed. and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Displacement 22, 000 tons, Speed 30.75 knots, Compliment 1575. Armament sixteen 4.5 inch AA guns in pairs. forty eight 2 pounder AA guns (in eights) thirty two .5 inch Machine guns. and seventy two aircraft.

Dimension 685 (pp) 800 (oa) x 94.75 feet x 27.75 feet (deepload) "

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"HMS Ark Royal (91) built by Cammell Laird, and launched 13th April 1937. and completed 16th November 1938. HMS Ark Royal was the first Large Aircraft carrier designed and laid down as a carrier for the Royal navy, she served in the Home Fleet and south Atlantic in 1939 and The in the home Fleet and Mediterranean in 1940./ and part of Force H in 1941. on the 13th November 1941 she was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. the torpedo hit on the starboard side. near the Starboard Boiler room causing a 130 ft by 30 ft. hole. water poured in causing a 10% list straight immediately. The flooding spread quickly the middle of the ship and then to the port Boiler room. Electric power failed. and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Displacement 22, 000 tons, Speed 30.75 knots, Compliment 1575. Armament sixteen 4.5 inch AA guns in pairs. forty eight 2 pounder AA guns (in eights) thirty two .5 inch Machine guns. and seventy two aircraft.

Dimension 685 (pp) 800 (oa) x 94.75 feet x 27.75 feet (deepload) "

Awe that info aff the tap of yer heid tae rearie - well done

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