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HMS Monmouth
« on: August 27, 2015, 11:58:45 pm »

From Facebook...

https://www.facebook.com/DartmouthNewsHMS Monmouth - Guard Ship arrives at Dartmouth Regatta 2015







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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 08:48:48 am »

Crikey, we build them big today! That 'Frigate' has to be the same size as a WW2 Light Cruiser.

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 09:20:19 am »

Yeah, and they have painted this one! :-)
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 10:35:02 am »

Why is the ensign at half mast and black flag?

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 11:00:44 am »

Black Flag,
Duke of Monmouth Black Duke.
The Ships name is also black instead of normal red
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 02:55:12 pm »

Why is the ensign at half mast and black flag?

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You can just about see the Rating at the Ensign Staff - possible the photo was taken just as the Ensign was being raised ?
 
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 04:18:59 pm »

Is it not the Evening Colours at sunset
aye
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 04:39:53 pm »

She is flying the ensign as she rounds up into the
trot at Dartmouth.
Looks like it may be at half mast then but the
angle is poor.
She wouldn't be raising the ensign coming to anchor,
unless the routine is to lower the ensign and raise it
with the Jack as she comes to the buoy.
Need a "idoit" of the said bunting to clarify.

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2015, 04:48:11 pm »

We need "pugwash" to log on here and give us the definitive (ex-yeoman or Chief yeoman, can't remember which).
C'mon Geoff, put us out of our misery :embarrassed: .
 
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2015, 05:01:30 pm »

I was expecting Geoff to pipe up
We were both on the Juno but at different times.
He left the navy as a Yeoman but if he had stayed
who knows.

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2015, 05:05:06 pm »

oke doke, thanks Ned. It was Ariadne and Penelope for me O0
 
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 05:09:53 pm »

Oh dear.
We will be swinging the lamps next {-)

Ok Lamps don't swing on modern ships %%

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2015, 07:35:04 pm »

Also noticed as I was passing a plod shop on the way to Haydock this afternoon that the Union flag was loosely at half mast as well but no obvious reason as to why.

Going back to the Monmoth, was she passing BRNC and if so was she dipping the ensign?

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2015, 08:21:59 pm »

She was already secured to a buoy with a line aft.

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2015, 08:45:52 pm »

I never made it to the lofty heights of Yeoman, but here goes...

It's possible that ships were ordered to fly colours at half-mast due to the death or funeral service for a serving member of the RN. Unless it was someone prominent, the circumstances probably wouldn't be made public.

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2015, 09:09:10 pm »

Anybody know when the photos were taken ?
 
That could give us some ideas....
 
 
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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2015, 09:57:52 pm »

1700 Thurs 27th arrival time in Dartmouth.

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Re: HMS Monmouth
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2015, 10:32:38 pm »

Thanks Ned - 1979 Lord Louis Mountbatten killed on the 27th August - guess that's the commemoration.
 
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