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HMS NABOB

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HMS Nabob

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

HMS Nabob

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

 

     

 

(1) Aircraft landing of HMS Nabob  (2) Aircraft taking off from HMS Nabob - RMS Queen Mary below aircraft  (3) Aircraft taking off from HMS Nabob - Firth of Forth railway bridge and unknown escort carrier in background

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

 

Deisel depart crew of HMCS Nabob

Front row, George Meredith and Leonard Love (2nd and 3rd from left respectively)

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

 

HMS Nabob - Torpedoed!

 

              

 

(1) HMS Nabob, down by the stern after being hit by a torpedo from U-354. Note the crew all on the port side of the flight deck to help with the ship's trim  (2) Frigate HMS Bickerton - struck by a GNAT torpedo from U-354 that was meant to finish off HMS Nabob. After her crew was removed, HMS Bickerton was sunk by a torpedo from HMS Vigilant. (3) HMS Kempthorne astern of HMS Nabob

 

                 

 

(3) Life rafts and floats on the flight deck of HMS Nabob.  HMS Trumpeter astern of HMS Nabob  (4) HMCS Algonquin alongside HMS Nabob  (5 & 6) Back at Scapa Flow, the Commanding Officer addresses the crew  (7) Crew of HMS Nabob formed up on the flight deck - possible a service for those lost.

 

DND/RCN photos (with the exception of photos 1 and 2)

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

 

Newspaper article on the torpedoing of HMS Nabob

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

Leonard Love, George Meredith and others carrying one of their shipmates who was killed when HMS Nabob was torpedoed

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

 

Buried with full Naval Honours

 

Service for the twenty one members of the crew of the escort carrier Nabob who lost their lives when their ship was torpedoed during an attack on the Tirpitz

 

     

 

(1) The firing party from HMS Cocharane arriving at Douglas Bank Cemetery at Rosyth

 

Source: IWM Admiralty Official Collection

 

HMS Nabob jacket patch

From the collection of Harold Stevens

Courtesy of Rob Stevens

Merchant Vessel Nabob - former HMS Nabob

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

Newspaper article on the visit of the merchant vessel Nabob (formerly HMS Nabob) to Vancouver, BC, summer 1962

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

22 Aug 1944 - 50 Years later

 

           

 

(1) Newspaper article on the 50th Anniversary of the torpedoing of HMS Nabob - 1994  (2) Souvenir of the crew reunion on the 50th Anniversary of the torpedoing of HMS Nabob  (3) Reunion group photo  (4 & 5) Letter from BC Premier Bill Van Der Zalm to Leonard Love and the attendees of the Nabob reunion

 

22 Aug 1944 - 60 Years later

 

  

 

Newspaper articles on the 60th Anniversary of the torpedoing of HMS Nabob - 2004

 

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

Flyer from the RCNA on a book about HMS Nabob

From the collection of Leonard Love

 Courtesy of Nicky Love

 

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