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Royal Navy in Bermuda


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As with the army, a variation on the temperate uniform was worn by the Royal Navy in Bermuda, most of the year (white crowns on cap and ratings wore white shirts) and (white) uniforms were generally worn in the summer, when temperatures could reach 30 C.

1 - 1917 Officers listen to a band on the way to Bermuda

2 - HMS Leviathan petty officers and ratings at Walsingham House, on Walsingham Bay, Castle Harbour

3 - HMS Leviathan Petty officers with a stone marking the distance to London

4 - 1918-1919 members of the Moniz family with naval personnel

5 - HMS Carnarvon versus USS Stewart cricket match at Moresby Plain, the Royal Naval Dockyard, Ireland Island in August 1917.

Ships at the Royal Naval Dockyard on Ireland Island, Bermuda (home base of the North America and West Indies Station), circa 1918: HMS Charybdis (on loan to civil government to maintain passenger and freight connections to the US in absence of pre-war liners diverted to war service), HMS Cornwall (behind a US Navy submarine), HMS Cumberland, HMS Donegal, and the bow of HMCS Shearwater is vsible behind a US Navy submarine


1917 RN officers journey to Bermuda cr.jpg

1914-8 T Roberts HMS Leviathan 010 Walsingham.jpg

1914-8 T Roberts HMS Leviathan 016 Mileston London.jpg

1919ca Joseph or Manuel J Moniz left-to Carolyn George Smith Moniz FB Port Bde Jess Moniz.jpg

1917-08 BDA-HMS Carnarvon vs USS Stewart cricket cr.jpg

HMS Charybdis 1918.jpg

HMS Cornwall 1918 large.jpg

HMS Cumberland 1918.jpg

HMS Donegal c1918.jpg

USN Submarine & HMCS Shearwater 1918.jpg

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