in process of alterations to setup H.M.S. PRINS ALBERT AND CREW
crew in photo
1/ John (jack) Alfred Hough. 2/ Charlie Batten SBA. 3/ BEN PEATE LIEUT/ COMMANDER
4/ WILLIAM (billy) Frederick RODAWAY 5/ BOB BULL with ships dog PO.6/ BILL (tug) WILSON
7/ MATTHEW (mattie ) GRIMES PO. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
LT COMMANDER BENJAMIN HENRY PEATE [with pipe]
IN ALL HER GLORY
SOME OF THE CREW, PO, BOB BULL
be lucky, BOB.
WILLIAM H SMALLMAN , his son RICK's, site on the hms Prins Albert link
UNKNOWN GUNNER could be Patterson from Sunderland?
far left L F WHATTON taken 1941 up to or just after Dieppe Matty Grimes front middle
MR REID IN WHITES
ROY BEADEL ROYAL MARINE
Matty Grimes middle left Billy right
BEN PEATE LT COMMANDER
sent to me from Rick Smallman
ROY BEADLE PHOTO'S
KENNETH HARRY AMESS TEL/GRAF He was recommended to the captain on his first night on board as he spotted a fire nearby to the telegraphists room and it took awhile to put out, but he still stayed at his post and was only 17 coming up 18 years old. Another interesting fact is that when the Japanese surrendered at the end of the war one of the head men of a nearby small island had to hand over their sword to the captain who put it up for a raffle prize draw which Kenneth won.
ALBERT passed over the bar this APRIL 2015, funeral confirmed as being held at Shaw cum Donnington Church, Newbury - 10:00 for 10:30 on 12th May 2015.
Rest in peace Bert duty done.
prints of the Prins Albert
thanks to ARNE PYSON
photo taken by marine George McLAREN x troop 46th commando
not sure when this was taken before d-day ,but I hope to be speaking to George very soon
THE PRINS ALBERT AFTER THE WAR