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Crew of HMS Fame
Found an old photo of my dad taken during WWII and which I haven’t seen since about 1980. Thought this was lost forever. It is also the only photo I know of him taken during the war.
He is the one stood higher than the others on the left and hanging onto the rigging.
The photo was badly damaged, but I’ve repaired it as best I can (see below).
On the back of the photo is the photographer’s stamp, with the address in Hoylake (across the Mersey from Liverpool).
Edit March 2016
I am grateful to Mr Michael Thomas (whose father was also on HMS Fame at the time) for providing me with a copy of The Liverpool Daily Post of Tuesday 22 August 1944 which has this photo on page 4. The report also confirms it is Commander Currie in the photo.
The original photo as I found it.
My late father.
EDIT; January 2013
Since meeting with my dad’s former shipmate Ted ‘Shiner’ Wright, I can confirm this is HMS Fame and that the photo was taken in Liverpool though the date is still unknown. Ted is on the back row, 2nd from the right. For some of Shiner Wright’s memories of HMS Fame, please see here;
Portrait of R A Currie, some years later by which time he had risen to the rank of Rear Admiral.
Image of HMS Fame about to ram U-69 off Newfoundland, an action which took place while my dad was serving on HMS Fame, 17 Feb 1943.
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