HMS Forth

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HMS Forth

Post by PeterN2 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:11 pm

In 1970 I spent three weeks on HMS Forth sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong and back. We had ten days in Hong Kong. There were four of us RAF bods taken on board for the trip. They made us work our passage. We had to work from 9am to 11am with a tea break from 10am to 1015am. A few photos of the trip.
On our way.
HMS Forth stern.jpg
RFA Stromness came alongside and did a replenishment at sea. They made us work humping stores so I couldn't get any photos of the actual operation. This was a practice operation as this was done on our first day out of Singapore so wasn't really neccessary.
RFA Stromness 1.jpg
RFA Stromness 2.jpg
They had a practice at lowering a boat.
Boat 1.jpg
Boat 2.jpg
They had a practice shoot with the 40mm Bofors guns. The tied some oil drums together and threw them overboard.
Bofors target.jpg
Approaching Hong Kong.
Approaching Hong Kong.jpg
Docking at HMS Tamar naval base.
HMS Tamar docking.jpg
HMS Tamar docked.jpg
View from Victoria Peak. HMS Forth docked in lower centre of picture.
HMS Forth from peak.jpg
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:29 pm

Great pics Peter, thank you..........

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Post by Niner » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:05 pm

Interesting, Peter. Glad you posted the photos of what you were doing a half century ago. Fifty years ago today I would have been someplace south of Saigon in the Delta of Vietnam.
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Post by Niner Delta » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:18 pm

50 years ago I was stationed in Hawaii with my wife, thinking that I only had 7 months
left in the Army........ :mrgreen:


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