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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    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
    Canmore Collection item 1315165
    Place name
    Parish INVERKEITHING
    District DUNFERMLINE
    Region
    Country SCOTLAND
    Easting / Northing 312850,  682020
    Longitude / Latitude -3.3983806761374,  56.023202339564
    National Grid Reference NT129820
    Image size (px)
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     Hull and superstructure outline suggests an aircraft carrier - a light escort carrier perhaps?

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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