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HMS St Vincent - Profiles of Boys


1 The late Arthur Charles Taylor

The late Arthur Charles Taylor joined the Royal Navy in August 1931 as a boy entrant at the age of 16, although family recollections are that he was younger than his recorded age. His initial training was in HMS St. Vincent from his joining date until 23rd August 1932. After time in Cruisers (Caradoc) and armed trawlers (Foyle and Dee) he served in HMS Devonshire from 6th Nov 1936 - 9th May 1939. He spent the war serving in minesweepers and destroyers (sunk at least twice).
He was President of the CPO's mess at Devonport from 1952-54 and saw some of his later service at HMS Rooke at Gibraltar as Admiral's Cox'n before leaving the navy in 1961. The Information and photos were supplied by his son Vince Taylor
St Vincent AX Div 1932

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