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Ships your family members have served on?

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a.k.a. Representing your family

 

My grand father served in the Royal Navy before during and after World War II. I would like to be able to play some of the classes of ships that he served on.

 

Which ships/class of ships have members of your family served on? 


My grand fathers service history

  1. HMS Malaya (Queen Elizabeth-class battleship) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Malaya

  2. HMS Wishart (Modified W-class destroyer) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Wishart_%28D67%29
  3. USS Meade (US Clemson-class destroyer gifted to the UK) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Meade_(DD-274)
  4. HMS Barrosa (Battle-class fleet destroyer) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Barrosa_(D68), http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-10DD-75Battle-HMS_Barossa.htm 

 

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Fair point about the colonial navies. My grand father was English, he moved my family to Australia in the 1950s.

 

My grand father was a little bit of trouble maker, hence being moved around some ships. He joined as a stoker, and left as Leading Seaman.

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Alpha Tester
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During WW1, my great grandfather served at Fort Glanville in the signals corps.

 

He later went on to serve in the HMAS Protector, based in Port Adelaide.

 

That's him in my avatar piccy.

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Super Tester
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The biggest ship of my country ever have is only Sverdlov class cruisers

 

At least it was that. Biggest ship the PH has right would be the LSTs. The ex-USG Hamilton class cutters are not as big in terms of length and displacement.

 

Now in terms of technology, it would be the Hamiltons and the ex-RN Peacock class corvettes. Once the transfer of one of the ROKN Pohang-class corvettes is complete, it would be THE most advance ship the Philippine Navy has ever had (heck, even our current docks cannot accommodate it yet). Also, if the bid for 2 (or was it 4) frigates comes through, add 2 to 4 (most likely Hyundai is going to win the bid), that would be the most advance ship the PN ever owned.

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Super Tester
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None

GF and uncle were Army.

Cousin was Air force (Ex Mirage pilot)

best I've got is another Cousin who worked at HMAS Platypus as a plumber when it was a sub base for the Oberon class subs.

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Alpha Tester
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Will ask my grandmother next time I see her - granddad served during WWII. My sister served drinks on a cruise ship about 10 or 15 years ago I guess that doesn't count.

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Wife's grandpa was on U.S.S. Plunkett as a ship doctor 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Plunkett_%28DD-431%29

 

Wife's uncle also flew in the hellrazors VB-81 as part of the pacific fleet on the flat tops. We have his original squadrons picture hanging on the wall here. He was part of the largest naval battle in history the "Battle of Leyte Gulf. Squadron was on the U.S.S. Princeton that was sunk there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf

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