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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
H.M.S. The story of HMS Copra, the 'pay, ratings and allowances' shore base for RN personnel attached to Combined Operations.
I have the names of many recorded lost from HMS Copra because, sadly, the names of the craft they were serving with at the time of their deaths, was not recorded.
Jean continued to work at HMS Copra until her marriage in June of 1946 when, as was normal in those less enlightened times, her employment was terminated.
www.combinedops.com /COPRA.htm   (1096 words)

 HMS Largs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
HMS Largs was a World War II era warship.
It was built by France and named MV Charles Plumier in 1938.
Following the French collapse it was transferred in 1941 to the Royal Navy and renamed HMS Largs.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/h/hm/hms_largs.html   (147 words)

 Visual signalling
HMS LOTHIAN with No. 4 Ship Signal Section was deployed to the Pacific where it remained in support of Australian and US forces until the Japanese surrender.
HMS LARGS sailed for the far east in 1944 and took part with PERSIMMON in the operations to reoccupy Malaya and Rangoon.
HMS FEARLESS took part in the Rhodesia talks of October 1968 at Gibraltar, providing a conference centre and communications for Prime Minister Harold Wilson and the Rhodesian Premier Ian Smith.
www.army.mod.uk /royalsignalsmuseum/PostalCovers/VisualSignalling.htm   (577 words)

 MONAB IX page 1
The men of HMS Nabrock were to spend a short time under canvas at Warwick Farm before being assigned to re-occupy the airfield at Sembawang on the Island of Singapore.
This vessel was a vintage trooper, having been in service during World War 1, and the years had not been kind to her, the members of the main party being plagued by vermin from the moment they embarked.
HMS NABROCK and MONAB IX paid off at RNAS Sembawang on December 15th 1945, the station re-commissioning the same day as HMS SIMBANG.
www.btinternet.com /~faahistoryweb/Nabrock-1.htm   (758 words)

 Bay Class Alternative Landing Ship Logistics (ALSLs)
Largs Bay is situated on the Firth of Clyde, west of Glasgow, while Lyme Bay runs between Weymouth and Exmouth on the South Coast.
Neither name had ever been used before, although a ship renamed Largs, a former French armed merchant cruiser, was used by Britain as a landing ship during the Second World War and served as the HQ for Sword beach in the British sector of the D-Day landings.
Workers at Swan Hunter’s Wallsend yard began cutting steel for RFA Largs Bay on October 1st 2001 in a ceremony attended by the Chief of Defence Procurement, Sir Robert Walmsley.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/bay.htm   (1625 words)

 Signal From the Fleet
Like her sister ship RFA Largs Bay before her, also built on the Tyne, the vessel was not conventionally launched, but floated into the river after the dock in which she was held was flooded.
Largs Bay was launched in July 2003, Mounts Bay in April 2004 at BAE Govan and Cardigan Bay in April 2005 at the same Scottish yard.
The Devonport-based Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth will be the first ship fitted with the new boat, known as the Pacific 24, which is due to enter operational service this summer.
www.warshipsifr.com /signal.html   (1163 words)

 Computers Largs at Local.co.uk
Largs Online.co.uk is a comprehensive guide, containing information about getting to...
OIR Largs, Opportunities in Retirement Largs, is a community organisation that provides group activities for over-50s and retired people in and...
Interesting and slightly bizarre: 16-year-olds give their views on politics So, last Sunday I was in Largs building computers for mishichan.
www.local.co.uk /Largs/Computers   (236 words)

 HyperWar: Administrative History of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, 1940-1946 [Chapter IX, Part IV]
As H.M.S. Largs, bringing up the rear of the L.S.I. convoy, approached the coast of France, the sense that we had achieved a large measure of tactical surprise became apparent.
Assault Group G.1., commanded by Captain Farquhar, R.N., in HMS Nith, landed the 231st Infantry Brigade (Brig.Sir A. Stanier, Bt.) in Jig Green beach, east of Asnelles, and Group G.2., commanded by Captain Ballance, R.N., in HMS Kingsmill, the 69th Infantry Brigade (Brig.Knox) on beaches King, Red and Green, opposite Ver-sur-Mer.
Many were caught by the tide and dried out but they continued firing their guns at snipers in the houses and at enemy planes which were now beginning to bomb and strafe the beaches in sneak raids through the low clouds".
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/rep/Normandy/ComNavEu/ComNavEu-534.html   (6969 words)

 List of Royal Navy ship names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
HMS Iron Duke - Jellicoe flagship at Jutland
HMS Thunderbolt - (submarine HMS Thetis renamed and recommissioned following salvage)
HMS Tututankhamen - (intended for submarine P.311, but the boat was lost before name formally assigned)
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_royal_navy_ship_names.html   (116 words)

 No. 4 Ship Signal Section, Royal Signals, British Army, in Australia during WW2
It was one of many detachments of Army signallers employed on board Her Majesty's ships for communications during amphibious warfare.
HMS Lothian was deployed to the Pacific to support Australian and US forces.
Their original role was essentially a shipboard one on board HMS Lothian.
home.st.net.au /~dunn/sigint/no4shipsignalsection.htm   (299 words)

 Navy Matters | RN Commitments and Operations
HMS Exeter 2009 HMS Southampton 2010 HMS Nottingham 2012 HMS Liverpool 2009
HMS Cornwall 2015 HMS Cumberland 2017 HMS Campbeltown 2017 HMS Chatham 2018
HMS Exeter HMS Liverpool (post-deployed August 4th) HMS Cumberland (deployed August 5th) HMS Monmouth HMS St. Albans HMS Sutherland HMS Richmond RSS in refit.
navy-matters.beedall.com /commitments.htm   (1205 words)

 Warsailors.com :: Ship Forum :: HMS Svenner, photo ?
Viagro was in fact in the same area as Svenner, so perhaps the photographer was also in the same area, but misidentified the ship.
Two torpedoes passed between H.M.S. Warspite and H.M.S. Ramillies, and at 0530 one hit H.Nor.M.S. Svenner close on the port beam of H.M.S. Largs.
Another torpedo was seen approaching H.M.S. Largs; her engines were put emergency full astern and the torpedo passed a few feet ahead of her.
www.warsailors.com /forum/read.php?1,14344,14344#msg-14344   (160 words)

 Can China Invade Taiwan? - single post for printer
the bay ships will be HMS largs bay, HMS lyme bay, HMS mounts bay and HMS cardigan bay.
HMS Astute,HMS ambush (interesting name),HMS Artful (this one should be finished by the end of this year.
You may use this content as long as you comply with our Creative Commons Deed by properly sourcing the author as owner, source the AboveTopSecret.com website as co-owner, do not create a derivative work, and do not use it for commerical purposes.
www.abovetopsecret.com /forum/single.php?post=827174   (194 words)

 Two Steamers Weekend 15/16 May 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The previous day had seen the launch of the new HMS Portland (foreground) at Yarrow's yard on the north bank of the Clyde.
Waverley slowed to pass the new vessel awaiting fitting out and HMS London (backround right) which had sailed up the River to be present at the launch.
All too soon Waverley was back at Largs where we had to leave her to catch our return flight.
www.paddlers31.freeserve.co.uk /articles/2steamer/2steamer.htm   (1119 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - HMS Largs
I remember the Prime Ministers speech on the out break of war and I joined the Village firewatch group until I was 17 when I joined the Home Guard.
I joined the Army in 1943 and after 6 months intensive training I got my posting to HMS Dundonald which was a combined operations camp in Scotland.
After more training I was posted to HMS Largs in Birkenhead.
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/stories/46/a1979346.shtml   (335 words)

 Royal Navy Analysis - Naval Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A large scale operation would most likely take many years for the RN to recover from as regards operational tempo.
Ingram [holding answer 7 July 2005]: The process of designating ships to receive the reduced level of support referred to by the National Audit Office enables the Royal Navy to maintain its ability to mount a medium scale operation at short notice and maximise its ability to undertake priority peacetime tasks.
HMS Grafton(Training-Summer leave-in September will be undergoing a period of planned maintenance before sailing once again in support of trainee navigating officers.)
defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4109   (3773 words)

© 2005 - Mike MacKenzie, Largs and District Historical Society, Kirkgate House, Manse Court, LARGS, Ayrshire, KA30 8AW, United Kingdom.
The information is provided for the purposes of private study and research - Commercial Rights Reserved.
The Largs and District Historical Society has been in contact with nearly 100 men who served on board this ship between 1941 and 1945 and is interested to hear from others (or the families of others) who served on this ship at any time between 1938 and 1968.
freespace.virgin.net /mike.mackenzie2/HMSLARGS.htm   (429 words)

 Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  -  M
* For valour in command of HM Submarine Torbay in a daring and successful raid on shipping in a defended enemy harbour, planned with full knowledge of the great hazards to be expected during seventeen hours in waters closely patrolled by the enemy.
On arriving in the harbour he had to charge his batteries lying on the surface in full moonlight, under the guns of the enemy.
When he fired his torpedoes he was heavily counter-attacked and had to withdraw through a long channel with anti-submarine craft all round and continuous air patrols overhead.
www.unithistories.com /officers/RN_officersM2.html   (1090 words)

 Navy News - News Desk - News - Landing ships contract is placed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The ships, to be called RFA Mounts Bay and RFA Cardigan Bay, are to be built by BEA Systems Marine at its Govan yard on the River Clyde in a contract worth around £120 million, sustaining around 800 shipyard and contractor jobs at its peak.
The first two ships of the class, RFA Largs Bay and RFA Lyme Bay, are to be built by Swan Hunter at its Tyneside yard in Wallsend.
The four Bay-class ships will operate in the front line in support of the new assault ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark and helicopter carrier HMS Ocean.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2001/0111/0001112001.asp   (228 words)

 Tynemouth Pictures
HMS Ark Royal returns to the river Tyne UK.
Pictures of the Largs Bay at Swans Hunter and Hercules II
Tyneside built HMS Illustrious leaves the Tyne forever
www.fgillings.freeserve.co.uk /homepage.htm   (276 words)

 eBay.co.uk - largs, Postcards, Badges Patches, Porcelain China items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Scotland LARGS Bay Looking South Old Postcard 1908
Largs Sth Esplanade and Bay- Old Scottish Colour Postcard
Old postcard Storm at Largs dated 28 Nov 1918 RP
search.ebay.co.uk /largs_W0QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1   (294 words)

 Manchester Active Divers
Millport Marine Research Station near Largs in Scotland.
Drive home or hang around Largs for some lunch and to sit back and enjoy the scenery.
MAD will be recreating the successful weekend trip (June 2006) to dive on the HMS Scylla and other surrounding sites.
www.manchesteractivedivers.com /trips.htm   (1622 words)

 HMS LARGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Click here for more information about the full life of the ship that for WWII was called HMS LARGS
Thanks and acknowledgement for the photograph of HMS LARGS to © 1999 - Mike MacKenzie, Largs and District Historical Society, Kirkgate House, Manse Court, LARGS, Ayrshire, KA30 8AW, United Kingdom.
Click here to link to the Normandy Memorial Appeal for a new and unique DDAY Memorial to be errected in Hermanville, Normandy - we are short of funds and support - please pass the word
www.eurosurf.com /HMS_LARGS   (100 words)

 Overview of Largs Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Located in the town of the same name in North Ayrshire, the Largs Museum offers displays on the town and its surrounding area, local history, and families and famous people associated with the town.
There are also displays on the special links between the town and Australia, and of the Royal Naval ship, HMS Largs.
The museum is run by the Largs & District Historical Society.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk:81 /scotgaz/features/featurefirst6894.html   (95 words)

 Ayrshire on the Net
HMS LARGS and Largs and Dist Historical Society
A brief summary of the career of one ship, which had various names, including that of the town of LARGS; and an introduction to the Largs and District Historical Society.
This site is dedicated to the study of the Kirk surname throughout Scotland.
b.webring.com /hub?ring=clyde;id=57;hub   (1023 words)

 Old Salts History F0284   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
After Bothie to August 1928 - Midshipman R.N.R. HMS Wallflower.
Outbreak of WWII appointed to HMS Cumberland, Lt RNR, until October 1941.
Then appointed 2IC of HMS Largs until November 1944.
www.generalbotha.co.za /OldSalts/F0284.html   (78 words)

 HMS LARGS / MV Charles Plumier / MV Pleias / Largs and District Historical Society / St. Mungo Prize
HMS LARGS / MV Charles Plumier / MV Pleias / Largs and District Historical Society / St. Mungo Prize
Other topics may be added at a later date.
[ select here for the Largs and District Historical Society pages ]
freespace.virgin.net /mike.mackenzie2   (170 words)

 Wading Plugs - Land Rover UK Forums
however if your coming to largs i may just wait till you have had a few glasses of our real beer
I'm guessing at about 3/16" bsp, but if the rest of the vehicle is anything to go by it could be UNF, UNC, metric, or even Whitworth!
Not sure what thread they are, I took a pair up to Largs but Hubber never showed so if you want 'em for a moderate fee, email me.
www.landrovernet.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3051   (338 words)

 Operational Summary Index Page
Commodore (1st Class) Cyril Douglas-Pennent, RN HMS Bulolo (HQ Ship)
Commodore (1st Class) George Oliver, RN HMS Hilary (HQ Ship)
Commodore (2nd Class) Hugh England, RN HMS Hawkins (Cruiser)
home.centurytel.net /amlegionlacrosse/naval.htm   (48 words)

 stolen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Largs club was broken into on the early hours of Sunday 24th July and many of the clubs models were stolen.
Any report should be passed to Largs club via their website.
Here is a list of the items taken:-
www.jgilldmbc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /Federation/stolen.html   (270 words)

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