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Tribal Class Destroyer HMS Somali 1940s

Tribal Class Destroyer HMS Somali 1940s

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“Some size of ship, tonnage must have been tremendous. Could be a crusier. Many of these ships were used to transfer men from one boat to other by the bosun’s chair – ‘Look Mum, no hands!’. Ships, like aeroplanes, have no brakes. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, that was the only way.” – Evelyn Muir (née Mobbs)

The HMS Somali was sunk in 1942.

Photograph from collection of Ernest Mobbs who served in both World Wars.

Donor number: 0127-034

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    Living Memory Association

    Thank you Andy A for identifying the ship. I shall update the title description.

    David @TheLma

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