SAW022476 SCOTLAND (1949). Thomas Ward and Sons Shipbreaking Yard, Inverkeithing and Firth of Forth. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing west. This image has been produced from a print.

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Details

Title [SAW022476] Thomas Ward and Sons Shipbreaking Yard, Inverkeithing and Firth of Forth. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing west. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference SAW022476
Date 1949
Link Canmore Collection item 1315165
Place name
Parish INVERKEITHING
District
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 312850, 682020
Longitude / Latitude -3.3983806761374, 56.023202339564
National Grid Reference NT129820

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Hull and superstructure outline suggests an aircraft carrier - a light escort carrier perhaps?

MB
Sunday 16th of March 2014 01:02:34 PM
Hull and superstructure outline suggests an aircraft carrier - a light escort carrier perhaps?

MB
Sunday 16th of March 2014 01:02:19 PM
Hull and superstructure outline suggests an aircraft carrier - a light escort carrier perhaps?

MB
Sunday 16th of March 2014 01:02:04 PM
HMS Nelson had nine 16-inch guns in three turrets on her forecastle. The guns had been removed from the turrets before this shot was taken

MB
Sunday 16th of March 2014 01:00:44 PM
HMS "Rodney", sister of "Nelson" and already largely dismantled

Andy A
Wednesday 15th of January 2014 01:23:08 AM
Involved in the destruction of the German battleship Bismark, 27 May 1941. Both Rodney and Nelson had 16-inch guns as main armament.

For a history of the battleship see 'HMS Rodney. Slayer of the Bismark and D-Day Saviour' by Iain Ballantyne. Pen & Sword Maritime 2012

MB
Sunday 16th of March 2014 12:57:43 PM
Battleship HMS "Revenge"

Andy A
Wednesday 15th of January 2014 01:19:38 AM
More likely to be HMS Royal Sovereign. HMS Revenge had her main armaments removed in May 1944 and became part of a stokers' training establishment, HMS Imperieuse.



HMS Royal Sovereign was lent to the Soviet navy and returned in 1949, whereupon it was found that her forward turrets were seized in the ahead position. At the time of being scrapped, she retained her main armaments as has the ship shown.

Kentishman
Sunday 17th of July 2016 09:02:12 PM
The battle ship in the centre is the HMS Nelson, decommissioned in February 1948.

Christopher
Thursday 26th of December 2013 04:22:49 PM

User Comment Contributions

The battle ship in the centre is the HMS Nelson. She was decommissioned in February 1948.

Christopher
Thursday 26th of December 2013 04:21:06 PM