JOSTURM Posted 12 October , 2013 Share Posted 12 October , 2013 My Grandfather was a Marine on board Champion from 1916 to 1920. I have recently acquired an excellent photograph taken on 24th November 1918 with about 120 men on board - most are Able Seaman, some are Naval officers and its easy to pick out the Marines. My question is....how many would have been on board a Cruiser like Champion in 1918 after the armistice. Is this a photograph of the ships company in which case my Grandfather is definitely in it. But, if the ships company was many more than 120, is this just a photo of some of them ? I attach the photo which has unfortunately been compressed a lot as it would not upload at 300dpi, so its difficuly to see the detail. There are 21 Naval "Officers" - Peaked Caps and Collars/Ties There are 13 Royal Marines (Ranks) There are 80 + Sailors Many thanks Any comments and observations on this photo are very welcome also. Its a postcard sent by "Wal" to his Aunt on 24.11.18 and says: "My Dear Aunt, Just a few cards showing different stunts etc, now the censorship has been removed I shall be able to send some on. Will get a few of the Hun's fleet. i am in good health. Hope you are well. I am on the photo so look carefully. Best of Love Wal." Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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