HMS Norfolk was my dad’s favourite ship, a County Class heavy cruiser. He was an anti-aircraft gunner on Norfolk, witnessed the battle between HMS Hood and Bismarck and later fired his guns on the German battleship when she was cornered by the British Fleet. On HMS Norfolk he also served on the Arctic Convoys to the Soviet Union. My dad served on HMS Fame after Norfolk.
Photographed here on HMS Fame in 1944
Colourised photo of HMS Norfolk in dazzle camouflage.