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    This image was in the same album, as that of the warship, which I take to be Clacton On Sea life boat when the life boat station was located in the town and not on the end of the pier as it is today. The original life boat station still exists, or did the last time that I visited, and is now a pub/restaurant.

    Does this photo look to be taken in the 1920's?
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    Your best bet there might be the police bobby at the far left. Check his uniform against the time period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    This image was in the same album, as that of the warship, which I take to be Clacton On Sea life boat when the life boat station was located in the town and not on the end of the pier as it is today. The original life boat station still exists, or did the last time that I visited, and is now a pub/restaurant.

    Does this photo look to be taken in the 1920's?
    Certainly looks early/mid 20's......the cars look 1915-1925 period, plus war ribbons on the copper's uniform could indicate WW1 service.
    The lifeboat is the one prior to the new one that went into service in 1929 when the boat house was re-located, so has to be before 1929.
    So, could be 1926-1928 era which would fit with the Iron Duke Class - as they all returned to Home Fleet in 1926 for next couple of years prior to being taken out of service in 1929.
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    I only just noticed the fire engine/truck behind the life boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    Most of the photos in the album appear to have been taken in the 1920's and one of the places that my Grandmother did like visiting during that timeframe for her holidays, with her family, was Looe in Cornwall. Looe is only about 20 miles west of Plymouth and driving from Essex which they did, rather than take the train, would take them very close to Devonport.

    Would the sun shades be up in home waters? One thing that the UKicon tends not to have a lot of is sun.
    The video referred to flying-off platforms for a/c being added to two (after?) turrets, so presumably that would date the photo as being either before they were fitted, or after they were removed.

    The video also mentioned two the Iron Dukes being in the Black Sea in 1919 to evacuate some of the forces aiding the White Russianicon armies. To get there they went through the Med of course, and now that I think of it, the video asserted at least two of the I.D. class were in the Mediterranean Fleet after WWI. A traveller would be most likely to encounter them at Malta or Alexandria I suppose.

    They would have been cleared for action when off the Crimea dropping shells on the Reds.
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    Those aren't flying off platforms, they are sun shades to keep the deck cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    Those aren't flying off platforms, they are sun shades to keep the deck cooler.
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    The video referred to flying-off platforms for a/c being added to two (after?) turrets, so presumably that would date the photo as being either before they were fitted, or after they were removed.
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    Well, it‘s not the Grand Harbor, Malta. Been there a year ago, toured round it, photographed it. And there are masses of photos available on line.

    Does anyone know the Alexandria anchorage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Well A one thing we will agree on its a ship but which ship bit like the lost question to the answer 64 ! Arthur Dent did not know the answer either!!
    42, if I remember correctly.

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