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Remembered Today:

can anyone identify this warship?


keithmroberts

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From the collection of Portsmouth Museum, but unfortunately untitled.

 

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I agree with that, but will check just in case. HMS Adventure was a lightly armed (4.7 in guns) minelaying cruiser and not considered a success.

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Thank you, I suspect that you are right. I don't have a date for the museum photo, but that does look to be a match.

Thanks again.

 

Keith

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Judging by the lady's hairstyle and the gentleman's shirt collar worn over his jacket collar etc - 20s or even 30s for when the photograph was taken

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Now I look at it more carefully I can see the minelaying ports at the stern.

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She must be unique going by the caption on the original picture - the only CRUSIER in the Royal Navy.

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I think a few matelots may have done some crusiering when in harbour.

Actually it does seem that the ship was probably a one off.

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20 hours ago, michaeldr said:

The configuration of the funnels is unusual

 

The reason behind the curious funnel arrangement, being the propulsion units involved - this from wiki

Propulsion was by plant as installed in the C-class cruisers, but to increase cruising efficiency a novel diesel-electric plant was trialled, the propellers being driven by either set of machinery through gearboxes. The diesel-electric plant was removed by 1941, along with the small diesel exhaust that had been trunked up the second funnel.

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Thanks Michael

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Another picture of HMS Adventure taken in foreign waters, use this link as there is copyright restriction

https://www.worldnavalships.com/ship_photo.php?ProdID=108041

She served on the China Station from 1933-1938, and came back to Portsmouth taking part in the 1939 British Reserve Fleet review.

This link will give you its 25 year history 1922-1947

https://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/shipinfo.php?ShipID=1926

 

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According to Jane's Fighting Ships Edition 1942 it is the Adventure (1924) , a cruiser and minelayer.

 

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thanks Egbert

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I think that Egbert's post above shows the ship as she was originally designed and first built with a 'square' stern. However, it was quickly found that this stern design set up a wash which was particularly unfortunate for a mine-layer, and meant that the mines which she laid, tended to wash back to her.

She was then rebuilt with a traditional stern and as a result she was increased slightly in length

 

edit: I stand corrected - my point is already covered in the notes

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