THE STRENGTH OF THE FLEET
A. Ships in commission or preparing for service with it.
2 FLEET CARRIERS Eagle, Ark Royal
6 LIGHT FLEET CARRIERS Centaur, Albion, Warrior; Bulwark flying training); Theseus and Ocean (non-flying training).
9 CRUISERS Ceylon, Jamaica, Glasgow, Superb, Newfound
land, Birmingham, Newcastle, Kenya and
1 GUIDED WEAPON TRIALS SHIP Girdle Ness.
4 DEPOT SHIPS Tyne, Maidstone, Adamant, Forth.
8 DARING CLASS SHIPS Daring, Delight, Defender, Diana, Duchess, Diamond, Decoy, Dainty.
24 DESTROYERS 2 Weapon Class; 7 Battle Class; 12 C Class;
Vigo, Savage and Obdurate.
53 FRIGATES 18 Destroyer Conversions; 7 Black Swan Class;
9 Bay Class; 7 Loch Class; 3 Castle Class;
1 Grimsby Class; 1 Hunt Class; 5 Blackwood
Class; 2 Whitby Class.
2 FAST MINELAYERS Apollo, Manxman.
1 NETLAYER Protector.
2 COASTAL MINESWEEPER
H.Q. SHIPS Mull of Galloway, Woodbridge Haven.
71 MINESWEEPERS 10 Ocean., 34 Coastal; 27 Inshore.
42 SUBMARINES (include 2 X-Craft).
1 REPAIR SHIP Ranpura.
1 DEEP DIVING VESSEL Reclaim.
1 RESCUE BELL SHIP Kingfisher.
7 SURVEY SHIPS Vidal, Cook, Dalrymple, Owen, Scott, Shackleton,
20 COASTAL CRAFT 17 Fast Patrol Boats; 3 Seaward Patrol Craft.
8 LANDING VESSELS 1 Landing Ship Headquarters; 4 Tank Landing
Ships; 3 Tank Landing Craft.
1 MINELAYER Plover.
5 CONTROLLED MINELAYERS; 22 BOOM DEFENCE VESSELS (6 Civilian manned);
4 DE-GAUSSING VESSELS (3 Civilian manned).
B. Ships undergoing extended refit or modernisation or in Reserve.
3 FLEET CARRIERS Victorious, Illustrious, Indefatigable.
3 LIGHT FLEET CARRIERS Triumph, Glory, Vengeance.
5 BATTLESHIPS Vanguard, Anson, Duke of York, Howe, Kin,,, George V.
12 CRUISERS . Sheffield, Bermuda, Cleopatra, Mauritius, Belfast, Bellona, Dido, Euryalus, Sirius, Swiftsure, Liverpool, Gambia.
1 AIRCRAFT REPAIR SHIP Perseus
1 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE CARRIER Unicorn.
19 SUBMARINES (including 2 X-Craft)
47 TANK LANDING SHIPS AND CRAFT 8 MAINTENANCE SHIPS
52 BOOM DEFENCE VESSELS (51 Civilian manned'
C. Ships in course of construction.
1 LIGHT FLEET CARRIER Hermes.
3 CRUISERS Tiger, Blake, Defence (Defence became HMS LION)
19 FRIGATES 4 Anti-Aircraft; 4 Aircraft Direction,. (one of these was HMS Chichester) 11 AntiSubmarine.
3 SUBMARINES 'excludes those not yet launched).
69MINESWEEPERS 45 Coastal; 24 Inshore.
17COASTAL CRAFT 15 Fast Patrol Boats; 2 Seaward Patrol Craft.
1 REPAIR SHIP
1 SURVEY SHIP
1 DE-GAUSSING VESSEL
1 FAST MINELAYER
41 COASTAL CRAFT
1 DESTROYER DEPOT SHIP
6 CONTROLLED MINELAYERS
1 RADAR TRAINING SHIP
H.M.S. Hawkins Pre WW2. My uncle served in Her.
H.M.S Albion, With Chichester 1958/59
H.M.Submarine Andrew. With Chichester 23rd April 1959 near Australia. Believed to be the boat used for filming "On the Beach" Can anyone confirm this.
H.M.S. Cheviot, with Chichester Sat 21st March 1959 off Australia.
USS Yorktown & USS Ponty (148), with Chichester Sat 21st March 1959 off Australia.
RN Frigate, F433, part of 2nd Training Sq. Portland Dorset Feb 1957.
H.M.S. Devonshire pre WW2. My uncle served in Her 1932/33.
H.M.S. Barham. My uncle lost with Her.
H.M.S. Superb, the only original Tiger Class to be completed by the end of the War.
H.M.S. Hardy at Portland 1957
H.M.S. Malcombe at Portland 1957.
H.M.S. Dundas at Portland 1957.
H.M.S. Cavalier, with Chichester 1959
H.M.N.Z.S. Royalist Far East 1959, later returned to RN.
H.M.S. Ceylon: With Chichester 1959
Royal Marine School of Music Deal Kent. Pre WW2
H.M.S. Warrior Now at Portsmouth.
"Deepwater" Diving Boat (Diving School) once alongside at H.M.S. Vernon Portsmouth: Was Ex-German.