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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:HMS Droxford P3113Added:Jul 08, 2005
Captured:June 27, 1982IMO:UnavailableHits:2,913
Photo Category: Patrol forces
Royal Navy patrol vessel built at Northwich by Pimblott's in 1954. This ship was unusual in having engines made by Foden, the Sandbach company more known for their lorries (fine vehicles they were too!) There was talk of her being restored and returned to the River Weaver around 2000, though I'm not sure that this came to anything?
Seen here at Mevagissey, Cornwall on 27/6/82. I clearly remember a contingent of her crew being outrageously drunk in a local pub that evening :lol:

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*main engines were Paxmans, generators and center engine were Fodens
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Pennant no.:P3113
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Bidsy580 on Mar 02, 2017 17:14 (1 year ago)
I served on the droxford for a short 6month draft in early 1976. We were then attached to Glasgow university, we sailed every Friday with students from the uni, they would be learning navigation by the stars. Run ashore in Pompey where one of the students got a bit gobby so I planted him one on the chin.
Happy days. Suppose.
kiral2 on Nov 11, 2016 17:10 (1 year ago)
The ship's badges were leaping salmon with a gold ruby ring in their mouth to represent an element of the City of Glasgow's coat of arms. I know this as when I was a Middie I spent a couple of days under an upturned dinghy on her deck painting them. The buffer had them made out of marine ply. We didn't have all the colours so we raided the tiller flat when moored up alongside another member of the flotilla - HMS Thornham I seem to remember - those were the days
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