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NavSource Online: Escort Carrier Photo Archive

DELGADA (CVE-40)  /  HMS SPEAKER


Photographs from the collection of AB John Bryden Watt,
plotter on HMS Speaker


Donated by his son, John Watt, and his grandson, John


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John Watt.
Drawn aboard HMS Speaker; "Jock" drawn by Zimzan ex POW Japan



Nagasaki, September 1945

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People and Places

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Casualty coming aboard by "Beecher Buoy"

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Casualties coming aboard

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Beer for the "Speaker's Lads" in Leyte (1 bottle)

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Rum issue on forward lift well

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Speaker's news stand

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Frank, John and Mrs Zaun (Landlady to some of the crew of the Speaker)

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Frank and John with native girl in Port Said

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Group photo of the staff from the Radar Room; John Bryden Watt is sitting front row, 2nd from the right

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Letter sent to John (grandson) by Kenneth Costello, A.A.4, crew member of HMS Speaker, 16 August 1995

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Ismailiya (?) in the Suez Canal

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Watering places on the Suez Canal

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Entering Sydney Harbour for the first time (Feb. 1945)

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Sydney Harbour bridge in the distance

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Pityilu airstrip - bathing head for the BPF

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Entering Colombo

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Passing Aden on the way out

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Statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, at entrance of canal at Port Suez

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Port Tewfiq, Suez Canal
Ex-P.O.W.'s

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Drawn by POW Zimmerman on board HMS Speaker. Jap prison camp ("Sam's party" - Kawasaki, 24 July 1945)

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To good friend "Jock" from Emert, ex-POW Japan (frontal view of Kawasaki camp, 12 September 1943)

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Ex-P.O.Ws on the flight deck

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Ex-P.O.Ws rum issue (108)

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Cheering as the Speaker waltzes through the fleet, with the 1st lot of ex-P.O.Ws to leave Japan

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The skipper addressing the ex-P.O.W's

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Solid food once again for the ex-P.O.W's

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Petty Officers' Mess... rum issue for the ex-P.O.W's
 
Aircraft

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Barracuda "prangs" in the catwalk-away direction

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A Hellcat hits the barrier

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Replenishing the fleet in the Pacific
 
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Ditching the remains of a Barracuda after "pranging"
 
Other Ships

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Saluting the flagship, the King George V

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The fleet oiling at sea, while Speaker flies CAP

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USS Missouri (BB-63). Peace signed on board, 2 September 1945.

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Destroyer coming alongside to embark US Admirals for Guam

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Cruiser HMAS Shropshire, Australian Navy
 

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