HMS Brilliant

HMS Brilliant

Postby tynebuoy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:31 am

HMS Brilliant 09.10.1930. At Leslies is the Deucalion.
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Re: HMS Brilliant

Postby E28 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm

Although noted fitting out at HL across the stream is the Deucalion, y no 568, launched 29 July 1930, where i ask might be the 2 1928 programme B class destroyers HL built of the same class as Brilliant and her SH sister Bulldog, namely -

Blanche, y no 565, launch 29 May 1930
Boadicea, y no 566, launch 23 Sept 1930 ( none of this Boudica / Boudicca whatever nonsense here )

Blanche was the first RN destroyer loss in WW2, mined in the Thames estuary 13 Nov 1939 whilst Boadicea was the last A -I class lost, 13 June 1944 off Portugal to bombs.
Both Brilliant and Bulldog survived WW2 and scrapped post war.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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Re: HMS Brilliant

Postby Whickham » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 pm

Wonder if BLANCHE & BOADICEA were up at St Peter's getting engines? When did that stop and engines came down to Hebburn?
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