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WWII HMS St Brides Bay Ships Nameboard – 1945

Brass lettering

In 1945 HMS St Brides Bay was assigned to the 5th Escort Flotilla in the Mediterranean Fleet. There her duties included weather ship and air sea rescue duties in the western Atlantic during U.S aircraft troop repatriation flights in late November 1945, patrol duty in the Aegean, Adriatic, and Red Seas, and periods as Guard ship at Alexandria , Trieste & Aqaba, as well as attachment to the Haifa Patrol, attempting to intercept ships carrying illegal immigrants to Palestine

In May 1948 her pennant number was changed from K600 to F600

In 1950 HMS St Brides Bay saw active service in the Korean war. She went on from there to join the Eastern Fleet

In November 1961 St Brides Bay sailed for the UK, arriving at Portsmouth on 14 December. Two days later the ship was decommissioned after 16 years of continuous overseas service

Put into Reserve at Portsmouth in January 1962, she was sold to BISCO for scrapping. She was towed to Faslane for breaking-up by Metal Industries, arriving there in September 1962

Part of the famous Ferrer’s Walker collection 

Dimensions :

87in 221cm length 11.5in 29cm height  2.5in 6.5cm depth

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