saw022471 SCOTLAND (1949). Thomas Ward and Sons Shipbreaking Yard, Inverkeithing. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.

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Title [SAW022471] Thomas Ward and Sons Shipbreaking Yard, Inverkeithing. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
Reference SAW022471
Date 1949
Link Canmore Collection item 1269179
Place name
Parish INVERKEITHING
District
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 312850, 682020
Longitude / Latitude -3.3983806761374, 56.023202339564
National Grid Reference NT129820

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Although this is obviously the last time HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney were sat this close together is there any photos of them any where actually sailing together? or sat in dock together while serving?

trevorsboy
Monday 13th of February 2017 06:19:18 PM

Billy Turner
Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:43:23 PM
originally laid down as hms renown but renamed in 1913 as revenge.

trevorsboy
Monday 13th of June 2016 05:09:54 PM
If my history is correct this proud old girl as the honour of been the only battleship to torpedo another battleship!

trevorsboy
Monday 13th of June 2016 04:58:20 PM
cruickness road, these 2 houses are still standing here today.

trevorsboy
Monday 13th of June 2016 04:20:04 PM

Dr Jetty
Wednesday 15th of April 2015 05:03:26 PM
Naval Base Mansions. One of the few occasions that residential buildings have been converted into warehouses.

Dubscottie
Thursday 25th of September 2014 12:42:38 AM
Travelling steam crane in action

MB
Monday 7th of January 2013 08:25:31 PM
Housings for gun turrets, each equipped with two 6-inch guns

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:46:09 PM
Gun turret retaining three 16-inch guns

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:42:59 PM
Radio station? Not shown on OS maps

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:25:19 PM
Railway line to this pier disused by 1958

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:24:00 PM
Railway. Possible a newer formation?

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:21:13 PM
Railway line in cutting - old route?

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:20:33 PM

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:14:58 PM
Conveyor loading facility serving Crooks Quarry

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:12:40 PM
Pier at West Ness

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:11:27 PM

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:11:01 PM

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:08:26 PM
Prestonhill Quarry

MB
Saturday 29th of September 2012 06:07:45 PM
HMS Revenge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Revenge_(1915)

Simon S
Thursday 28th of June 2012 10:25:35 AM
HMS Nelson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nelson_(28)

Simon S
Thursday 28th of June 2012 10:23:16 AM

Simon S
Thursday 28th of June 2012 10:20:06 AM

User Comment Contributions

Battleships Hms Nelson followed by Hms Rodney with Battlecruiser Hms Hood further behind. Circa 1941

Billy Turner
Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:46:12 PM
That doesn't look like hms Rodney at the front.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hms+rodney&client=safari&hl=en-gb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDsQiR5qFQoTCOnZmqSK68gCFUXxFAodkf4Mtg&biw=1024&bih=729

Hilty
Friday 30th of October 2015 09:22:32 PM
HMS Rodney is nearest the camera (partly dismantled) with HMS Revenge and HMS Nelson behind. See similar photo on page 42 of "To Sail No More" by Ian Buxton and Ben Warlow published by Maritime Books.

Martrog
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:46:58 PM
I think you are mistaken on the third battleship.

HMS Revenge had her main armament removed in 43/44 as spares for the Elizabeths and the monitors.

This ship clearly still has her armament so is Royal Sovereign

Dave S
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:46:58 PM
As I suspected from the deeds of my new house it used to be right by the beach,

redvark
Monday 11th of August 2014 11:37:11 AM
the end of HMS Rodney one of my grandfathers abiding memories of the Normandy campaign was arriving at Sword beach to the sight and sound of Rodney's 16 inch guns

Al
Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:17:36 PM
Film of HMS Nelson aground off Porstmouth in 1934 - digital preview from British Pathe here:

www.britishpathe.com/video/the-navys-wonder-ship/query/wildcard

MB
Sunday 20th of April 2014 09:43:02 PM
My mother's family lived just around the corner from Wards and some of them worked there over the years, with many 'souvenirs' from the ships finding their way back to the house. Members of the family still live in North Queensferry and I'm sure would distance themselves from the preceding comment!

Attached is a picture of Mother, Christina Menzies Banks (later Wreford)standing in front of Nelson as she waited her turn for the breaker's torch (the ship, not mother). I have a brass deckhead lamp from Nelson, converted to a table lamp....

Alastair
Sunday 21st of April 2013 04:05:45 PM
Hello Alistair. I just joined this site today. I have a project to document the activities at wards Inverkeithing and have amassed a large collecton of photos. Do you or your family have any other photos which I could add, with your credit to my project. Thanks Chris

chris claydon
Wednesday 31st of October 2012 03:43:22 PM
I would love to learn any information regarding Ward's break up of White Star's Homeric in Inverkeithing. So little is available (though I recently found film of her arrival). Any correspondence would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin Fucillo
Sunday 21st of April 2013 04:05:45 PM
That is not HMS Furious at the front Ryan, can you not see the three barbettes in the hull where the main guns used to sit.the Furious was an aircraft carrier.

Anth R
Sunday 15th of July 2012 09:11:26 PM
HMSs Rodney, Nelson, and Revenge.

Foeth
Sunday 15th of July 2012 04:18:20 PM
It is HMS Rodney or Nelson at the rear but the vessel ahead of her is the remains of the aircraft carrier HMS FURIOUS

Ryan
Sunday 15th of July 2012 04:18:20 PM
HMS Nelson arrived 15 March 1949. Hull taken to Troon for final demolition in December.

HMS Rodney arrived 26 March 1948

HMS Revence arrived 5 September 1948



(Source 'British Battleships 1919-1945, RA Burt, Seaforth Publishing 2012)

Stephen Dent
Friday 6th of July 2012 06:12:46 PM