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ACV-19 undergoes her builders trials in San Francisco Bay May 20th 1943.

 

The travels of H.M.S. STRIKER

 

 


Peekskill Camp. New York.


A transit camp for RN personnel was opened at Peekskil. New York to accommodate  men awaiting  a new ship being built in the United State. They stayed here until joining their ship at the builder's yard. Part of H.M.S. SAKER.

 

Above & Below: Peekskill Camp. New York.

 

Above & Below: Peekskill Camp. New York - members of the advance party of the crew await transport to San Francisco.

 

CPO Webb and members of the Sick Berth staff

Signalman Robert 'Ginger' Lee Braves the snow.

Telegraphist Jim 'Lofty' Shimmin and Signalman Robert 'Ginger' Lee

 


H.M.S. STRIKER, San Francisco


 

Above & below: three views of HMS STRIKER in San Francisco Bay during her builder's sea trials

 

 

 


Crew


 

Junior rates dinning hall

 

 

'Up Spirits' the 'Rum Bosun' calls

 

 

The (bearded) Petty Officers of HMS Striker's Ships Company. Loch Ewe, Scaotlan

 

The junior rates of the communications department, Loch Ewe, Scaotland.

 

Air mechanics form 824 Squadron ashore at RNAS Crail, Scotland, some of their Swordfish aircraft can be seen in the distance.

 

 


The Sick Berth


 

The Medical personnel of HMS Striker. 

Seated – left to right - Surg. Lt. C. W. Glassey RNVR, Surg. Lt.-Cdr W. S. Larcombe RNVR, P.O.S.B.A., R. Webb

 

Above & Below: views of the Sick Berth facilities on board Striker - the infirmary

 

Above & Below: views of the Sick Berth facilities on board Striker - the operating theatre

 

The Sick Berth office.

 

 

 

Unless stated otherwise all photos are from the album of C.P.O. Sick Berth Attendant Richard Webb, reproduced with the kind permission of his widow Mrs. Margaret Webb

Photos marked are from the album of JX276479 Ordinary Signalman Robert William Lee,  reproduced with the kind permission of his son Brian Lee.

 

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