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Trip with HELC on the 9th June

Arty machine tools

First glimpse of Gannet

HMS Cavalier

Bar at the Commissioner's House where we had coffee and a pastry

Painted ceiling

Galleon in the Commissioner's House

Rose in a bed in front of the Commissioner's House

The Admiral's Walk led to this house

Commissioner's House

Love the light

Merperson figureheads

Officers' Quarters

All notices enlarge enough to read.   Pity about the bird's commentary

Tardis

Outside the Brewery and inside where beer is maturing

Peckitt 1903

Ajax

Rochester Castle

Love the colours

Shadow of the fence

Time moves on

Messaging

Removing scum the slow way

War Memorial

details

HMS Ocelot

Across the river

Between HMS Gannet and HMS Ocelot

HMS Cavalier

HMS Gannet

The Gannet

Hellicopter

Mini submarine

HMS Ocelot

Gun

Distortion of very wide angle lens - wonderful sky

Ropemaster

Mural by Joseph Farrington in the rope making waiting room - this is a very distorted version.   It must have been mostly an imaginary view of the town drawn in 1794

From right and left

We had a good lunch in the Commissioner's House

People enjoying their lunch

A venue for weddings

Laid for afternoon tea

Flowers in the window

HMS Gannet

Gannet's Wheel

Gun

Pump

 
Type Naval gun
Fortification gun
Place of origin United Kingdom
In service 1865 - 190?
Used by British Empire
Designer Woolwich Arsenal
Designed 1864
Manufacturer Woolwich Arsenal
Elswick Ordnance Company
Variants Mk I, II, III

 

Machine gun

Massive anchor

Porthole

Dragonfly

The Westland Dragonfly WG751 (1952) Helicopter was the first British built helicopter to serve in the Fleet Air Arm.   It was built under licence to the USA Sikorski S51 design.   Entered service in 1950 and the last one decommissioned in 1972

We went on a guided tour of HMS Ocelot

Torpedo inside the Ocelot

Escape clothing and escape 'tunnel' to the surface when area is flooded

Port hatch between sections of the submarine

Bunks

Mess

Washroom

Best Quarters

Driving seat

Loo

Captain's Bathroom

Galley

Engines that power the batteries

 

We looked around HMS Cavalier

Possibly a tiger

Gun

Orange crocodile clips

Operations Room

Captain's Cabin

Searchlights

View from HMS Cavalier's deck

 

Have you finished?

The Wheel

Watch Station

Capstans

Lifeboat

Fair-sized bathroom

Lifeboat

The ship's bell

Red balls (port side) & green balls (starboard side)

Missiles or penguins

Missiles

Green scum again

Groceries & tobaco

Office

Sick bay

The wood in the following two shots comes from the ends of the supports for HMS Ocelot

Did not have time to do this structure justice, another visit is necessary

Easy journey home