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Thomas Ward and Sons Shipbreaking Yard, Inverkeithing. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
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Title Thomas Ward and Sons Shipbreaking Yard, Inverkeithing. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
Image reference SAW022471
Date 20th December 1949
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County Fife
District Dunfermline
Region Fife
Council Fife
Country Scotland
Easting/Northing 312850, 682020

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  • Naval Base Mansions. One of the few occasions that residential buildings have been converted into warehouses.

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    Dubscottie
    Wednesday 24th September
    11:42pm
  • As I suspected from the deeds of my new house it used to be right by the beach,

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    redvark
    Monday 11th August
    10:37am
  • the end of HMS Rodney one of my grandfathers abiding memories of the Normandy campaign was arriving at Sword beach to the sight and sound of Rodney's 16 inch guns

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    Alasdair
    Tuesday 17th June
    3:17pm
  • Film of HMS Nelson aground off Porstmouth in 1934 - digital preview from British Pathe here:
    www.britishpathe.com/video/the-navys-wonder-ship/query/wildcard

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    MB
    Sunday 20th April
    8:43pm
  • My mother's family lived just around the corner from Wards and some of them worked there over the years, with many 'souvenirs' from the ships finding their way back to the house. Members of the family still live in North Queensferry and I'm sure would distance themselves from the preceding comment!
    Attached is a picture of Mother, Christina Menzies Banks (later Wreford)standing in front of Nelson as she waited her turn for the breaker's torch (the ship, not mother). I have a brass deckhead lamp from Nelson, converted to a table lamp....

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    Alastair
    Wednesday 27th June
    2:57pm
  • I would love to learn any information regarding Ward's break up of White Star's Homeric in Inverkeithing. So little is available (though I recently found film of her arrival). Any correspondence would be greatly appreciated.

    Kevin Fucillo
    Sunday 21st April
    3:05pm
  • Hello Alistair. I just joined this site today. I have a project to document the activities at wards Inverkeithing and have amassed a large collecton of photos. Do you or your family have any other photos which I could add, with your credit to my project. Thanks Chris

    chris claydon
    Wednesday 31st October
    3:43pm
  • Travelling steam crane in action

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    MB
    Monday 7th January
    8:25pm
  • Housings for gun turrets, each equipped with two 6-inch guns

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:46pm
  • Gun turret retaining three 16-inch guns

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:42pm
  • Radio station? Not shown on OS maps

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:25pm
  • Railway line to this pier disused by 1958

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:24pm
  • Railway. Possible a newer formation?

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:21pm
  • Railway line in cutting - old route?

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:20pm
  • No. 2 Jetty

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:14pm
  • Conveyor loading facility serving Crooks Quarry

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    MB's picture
    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:12pm
  • Pier at West Ness

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:11pm
  • Crookness

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:11pm
  • Wharf

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:08pm
  • Prestonhill Quarry

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    MB
    Saturday 29th September
    5:07pm
  • HMS Rodney is nearest the camera (partly dismantled) with HMS Revenge and HMS Nelson behind. See similar photo on page 42 of "To Sail No More" by Ian Buxton and Ben Warlow published by Maritime Books.

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    Martrog
    Friday 31st August
    9:45pm
  • That is not HMS Furious at the front Ryan, can you not see the three barbettes in the hull where the main guns used to sit.the Furious was an aircraft carrier.

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    Anth R
    Sunday 15th July
    8:11pm
  • HMSs Rodney, Nelson, and Revenge.

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    Foeth
    Monday 25th June
    3:17pm
  • It is HMS Rodney or Nelson at the rear but the vessel ahead of her is the remains of the aircraft carrier HMS FURIOUS

    Ryan
    Sunday 15th July
    3:18pm
  • HMS Nelson arrived 15 March 1949. Hull taken to Troon for final demolition in December.
    HMS Rodney arrived 26 March 1948
    HMS Revence arrived 5 September 1948

    (Source 'British Battleships 1919-1945, RA Burt, Seaforth Publishing 2012)

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    Stephen Dent
    Friday 6th July
    5:12pm
  • HMS Revenge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Revenge_(1915)

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    Simon S
    Thursday 28th June
    9:25am
  • HMS Nelson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nelson_(28)

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    Simon S
    Thursday 28th June
    9:23am
  • HMS Rodney

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    Simon S
    Thursday 28th June
    9:20am

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