HMS Duke of York

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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Duke of York. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Duke of York from its launch to its participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Duke of York.

HMS Duke of York, August 1946.

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HMS Duke of York, August 1946.

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King George VI on board HMS Duke of York in 1940.

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HMS Duke of York pictured c.1950

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Guns of HMS Duke of York.

Sent in by Al Bamber

Crew of HMS Duke of York, Liverpool, 27th March 1945.

Sent in by Al Bamber

Dance on main deck of HMS Duke of York, 1944.

Contributed by Al Bamber.

HMS Duke of York at Rosyth, November 1943.

Contributed by Al Bamber.

HMS Duke of York on way to USA with Mr Churchill, December  1941.  Photo and info supplied by David W. Spittle.

HMS Duke of York on her way down the Clyde after leaving John Brown's Shipyard. Photo and info supplied by David W. Spittle.

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HMS Duke of York

HMS Duke of York was built at Clydebank and launched of the 28th January 1940, she served most of World war two in the home Fleet, (1940 to 1945) serving of the Murmansk Convoys and also took part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst (German Battlecruiser) on the 26th December 1943, in August 1945 she was transferred to the Pacific to operate against the Japanese. She entered the reserve fleet in 1949 and was Scrapped at Faslane, Scotland on the 18th February 1958

HMS Duke of York leaving for sea trials, April 1943.   Photo and info supplied by David W. Spittle.

HMS Duke of York, 1940's.

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HMS Duke of York.

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On board HMS Duke of York prior to trip to America, 13th December 1941.

From right to Left : Sir Dudley Pound, Winston Churchill, Sir John Dill, Lord Beaverbrook, Mr Harriman (US Ambassador), and unknown.  Photo and info supplied by David W. Spittle.

 

Photos Opposite : No 6 mess, HMS Duke of York.  Albert William Spittle back row, third from right and his best mate  Eric Hepworth second from left, front row.  Photos and info supplied by David W. Spittle.

 

Photograph of Eric Hepworth (Left) on board HMS Duke of York.  Supplied by his wife Vera

 

The two photographs below were sent in by David W Spittle, and show HMS Duke of York at an unknown location, and also his father, Albert William Spittle (Painter 3rd Class), Official Number (D/MX 74209) Port (DEVONPORT)

 
The two photographs below are of John Williamson and crew of HMS Duke of York sent in by John's granddaughter Rose.