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Posted on Jul 16, 2005 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

International Festival of the Sea 2005

Armchair General

INS Mumbai (D62) had come all the way from India and, like the Russian ship I mentioned earlier, mounted multiple weapons systems, including guns, torpedoes and missiles – a very fearsome vessel indeed for her size.

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F245 is the Ocu Creis from Turkey, and in the following picture, it’s the Hydra again from Greece. It took me about an hour to work my way around to this side of the pier from where I had seen her previously.


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This is a nice shot across the central "lagoon" which gives some idea of the scale of the event I was attending.


HMS Cumberland (F85) sits alongside the Saachsen (F219) from Germany in both these shots from fore and aft.

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1 Comment

  1. The uniforms were all made by Keith Levett, livery tailor of Savile Row, who is standing the other side of Captain Hardy, and portraying Captain Thomas Troubridge, and beyond he, and also in your second photo, Captain James de Saumarez!
    Wonderful to see those photos.
    Yours aye,
    Alex Naylor (aka Nelson!) Keith also made the Full Dress uniform which is now on board HMS Victory and also the undress one in the Nelson Museum in Monmouth. They are precise replicas of the originals.