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Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« on: Thursday 29 June 17 13:32 BST (UK) »
Can anyone please tell me if the HMS Victory was a training ship please. Attached is a crew photo taken in 1941. My Father's papers show that he was listed from 3rd January- 15th February 1941. He is the man far right on the back row looking rather dopey  ::) ;D ;D
Thanks for your help.
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 June 17 13:41 BST (UK) »
Quite a few Shore Establishments were named as HMS Victory.
There were 8 of them in WW1!

The main barracks were in Queen Street, Portsmouth and named HMS Victory.
Naval Regulations insist that every sailor is allocated to a "ship".

It's now called HMS Nelson, and is Portsmouth Naval Barracks. The Barracks opened in 1903, when the Flag CinC Portsmouth moved from HMS Excellent to HMS Victory(ship) then to shore. The Barracks were then called HMS Victory but was renamed HMS Nelson(1.8.1974).
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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 June 17 13:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much KG...I couldn't really make much sense of what I read online about it so that clarifies it for me  ;D
I have 14 of these photos, some are groups and about three are individual shots, any idea how I can find out who was there at the given dates as I'm sure there are families who would like copies.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 September 17 15:56 BST (UK) »
I have a picture of my father returning from Australia on HMS Victory but not sure when this was.
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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 September 17 16:19 BST (UK) »
I have a picture of my father returning from Australia on HMS Victory but not sure when this was.

You can purchase a copy of your fathers service records from the MOD, that should tell you when he went to Australia.   http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0
They will cost 30 though.  If your mother is still with us you can apply on her behalf and they will be free.

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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 September 17 16:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you.  I am pretty sure it was after 1944-1945. He came home early due to his father being very ill.   I was told that HMS Victory returned to England with Australian war brides at that time.  Could this be correct ?
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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 September 17 20:56 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Can't be HMS VICTORY as there was no sea-going ship commissioned with that name in service at that time. HMS VICTORY was the Royal Navy Barracks at Portsmouth.

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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 September 17 21:54 BST (UK) »
The photo with the name Victory could be a view of the port side of an American Victory ship many of which were called "xxxxxxxxxxxx Victory"  I Googled Dominican Victory and think the lines and spring pipes look about right.

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Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 01 October 17 11:00 BST (UK) »
Yes you are probably right - I remember him saying he spent quite a bit of time with the Americans whilst in Oz.  Although he was classed as a Stoker he was also classed as a Fireman at the mobile station HMS Naberley, Oz.
Doble.  North. Garrish. Jewell. Gillard.
Vincent.  Spiller. Collings. Board.   
Harris. Manfield. Manning. Salter. Eveleigh.
Strawbridge. Matthews. Sweetland.
Devon. NZ. Australia.