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Saturday, 10 March 2012

HMS NESS -in pictures


A truly amazing record of this fine ship and her crew from 1943 until wars end in August 1945 a remarkable journey through the camera lens of Philip Forrest if a picture is worth a thousand words then this collection is worth many thousands of words.

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys
This book contains the Naval Staff History originally issued by the Admiralty in 1957 as a confidential book for use within the Royal Navy. It has since been declassified and is published here for the first time, along with an extended preface. This volume describes the dangerous convoy operations in the Mediterranean which were necessary to relieve the garrison and people of Malta, covering the period from the beginning of 1941 until the end of 1942. These convoys had to be fought through against determined attack by German and Italian surface, submarine and, particularly, air forces. Although casualties were proportionately higher than in Atlantic convoys, Malta was successfully re-supplied and remained a considerable impediment to enemy's attempts to supply their armies in North Africa. These operations reveal the dedication, courage and professionalism of the sailors (of both naval and merchant services) as well as the airmen who supported them. A new preface sets the scene for the Staff History. The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys will be of great interest for students interested in the Mediterranean Convoys, Second World War and naval and military history.

We are very pleased to be able to bring you this collection of photographs taken by Leading Signalman (Telegraphist) Phil Forrest during his wartime service on the “River Class” Frigate HMS NESS Ship No 326 built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb and launched 30th July 1942.

This collection of photographs has never been published before and are excusive to you will find the collection on HMS NESS here.

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