HMS Belfast C35

HMS Belfast One of 2 Edinburgh subclass of Town class cruisers built by the Royal Navy between 1934-1936. The Edinburgh class differed from the standard Town class in overall length, 614ft instead of 592ft. This was to allow the fitting of four quad 6 inch turrets but this was never taken further due to technical … Continue reading HMS Belfast C35

HMS Ocelot S17

Oberon-class submarine Built in Chatham in 1960, one of 27 O-class to be built for the Royal Navy. They were also produced for four other Navies. With the same basic design as the Porpoise class submarine that was superseded by this class, the only difference being updated internal equipment and a stronger hull for increased … Continue reading HMS Ocelot S17

The Wavy Navy

Ever wonder when watching a World War 2 films involving the Royal Navy a lot of the officer are wearing "Wavy" Rank lace? During the war there was a shortage of regular Naval officers for wartime service, there were several reservist force including the RNR and the RNVR. Royal Naval Volunteer reserve or "Wavy Navy" … Continue reading The Wavy Navy