British United Trawlers

British United Trawlers

Postby michaelp » Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:48 am

Kandahar.jpg


I have found this model which I made over 50 years ago in my loft.

I know that the original had the registration GY 506 not GY 123 as on the model.

My question is why did a British trawler company name one of its vessels after a Province in Afghanistan?

Just curious.

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Re: British United Trawlers

Postby northeast » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:08 pm

The 'K' series KELLY, KASHMIR, KIPLING, KANDAHAR, KELVIN and KHARTOUM don't seem to have any common thread. Unless perhaps if you leave out KELLY and KELVIN.

Fine model anyway!
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Re: British United Trawlers

Postby E28 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:35 pm

A very common thread in fact, the 6 names George listed in previous post are of the 8 grey navy K class destroyers all launched just prior to WW2. Only 2 survived.

Missing 2 names are Kimberley and Kingston, the latter being omitted for obvious reasons.

Here is the class leader Kelly, 1 of the Tyne built pair -
http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/K-Ships/kelly1939.html
Thats all folks. Sean.
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