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|88k||HMS Holmes dressed over all with flags for her commissioning.
(Photo from the private collection of Lieutenant Bill Wood, RANVR, as printed in "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood)
England, United Kingdom
|67k||The 'Captain' class frigate Holmes at her assembly point before the Normandy invasion, in 1944. Her camouflage was of the Channel pattern at that time, and she had
a bowchaser pom-pom without a spray shield. H/F D/F was fitted at the mast head, with Type 42 interrogator below. Single Oerlikons have been added in lieu of the 40mm gun not fitted aft.
[Imperial War Museum photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott]
Shelton, Conn. /
Bosnia - Hercegovina
|147k||Sub Lieutenant Anthony Large, BEM, South African Naval Force (Volunteers), of Durban, South Africa, taking a bearing on the ship's compass on board HMS Holmes (K581)
whilst she was helping to guard the Allied supply lines to and from the Normandy beachhead. He won his British Empire Medal as a rating.
(Photo #A 24208, by Lt. M. H. A. McNeill, Royal Navy official photographer, from the collections of the Imperial War Museum)
England, United Kingdom
|80k||A painting of HMS Holmes (ex-DE-572), a Nore Command frigate. This picture is reproduced from a painting in the possesion of Mrs. Wood, whose late husband, Lieutenant Bill Wood, RANVR, was her First Lieutenant. Note the 2 pdr pom-pom bowchaser fitted to all CFCF's (Coastal Forces Command Frigate) for use against E-boats.|
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