Admiralty Quarter

Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3GA, United Kingdom
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Photos of HMS Fawn

by streaky

can any one help, my brother served on the naval castal survey ship HMS Fawn I am trying to get a photo of it for him can any one let me know where it can be purchased

RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by pieter_jan_v

20 years ago I was looking for a simular picture and I remember there was one shop in town that sold special name-framed pictures of all ships in the fleet.
It's in my office; I will have a look at it on Monday to say if the name of the shop is on the back.

PJ

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by pieter_jan_v

To make the search somewhat easier here are more details:

HMS Fawn, pennant number A325, was a Bulldog-class hydrographic survey ship of the British Royal Navy.

Launched: 29 February 1968 at Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, England.

Commissioned: October 1968
Decommissioned: 1991
Fate: Sold for use in commercial surveying 1992. Renamed Red Fulmar

PJ

RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by Maxus

This guy might have a photograph....

HMS Fawn 1974 - 75 : Ex Leading Writer Robert (Bob) Woodnutt is seeking to make contact with any of his old shipmates who served with him in the Windies in 1974. He can be contacted as follows :

13 Woodstock Gardens, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ireland

Tel : 00-353-1-6773342/4961903

Contact : robertwoodnutt@hotmail.com


and try this site....

http://its-your-history.com/British_Warships_Volume_1__Pos.131.0.html

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by pieter_jan_v

I will look into Janes Fighting ships tomorrow; you have to be a subscriber to look at the pictures on their website.

PJ

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by pieter_jan_v

The Janes on-lines database only has pictures of 2 sister ships.

Wright & Logan of Portmouth is the shop that sells pictures you search, but also the Fawn is not on their on-line website; see:
http://www.wrightandlogan.co.uk/cart.php?target=category&category_id=259&pageID=2

PJ

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by Maxus

if you cannot get a photo how about the ships badge? there is a HMS Fawn badge for sale on ebay at:on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HER-MAJESTY-SHIP-FAWN-HERALDIC-SHIELD_W0QQitemZ6619685307QQcategoryZ66533QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by streaky

thanks Maxus he has the badge its the photo he's after. I have e mailed the gent concerned in your previous reply so he might be able to help

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by streaky

Many thanks for your help Pieter, I have only found her sister ships as well will contact the web site of the bookshop and see if they can help. Once again many thanks

RE: RE: Photos of HMS Fawn

by Maxus

There is something in the historic photographs collection on the National Maritime Museum website.

It may take a little research.

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.623/setPaginate/No

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/empower

Travel Tips for Portsmouth

Architecture

by Jenniflower

The architecture in Portsmouth is both good and bad in my opinion.

There is plenty of old architecture from the 60s and 70s, which is purpose built and not particularly stylish, and then there are some lovely Georgian buildings too, many of which have desperare need for a coat of paint and some tender loving care though.. and then there are a few, highly polished, exquisite modern buildings!

These buildings make much use of glass and natural light, and with their position being on a busy harbour, it really lends a smart and funky vibe to the harbour.

They are currently building one that I think will look absolutely stunning when finished! This building is in my second photo.

Gunwharf Quay is a relatively new and modern shopping complex that is a waterfront area that fronts onto the harbour area. It is stylish, clean and handles tons of daily visitors! This is definately a drawcard to Portsmouth.

The rest of the photos are Spinnaker, an architectural marvel in it's own right!

It soars high above anything around and is a splendid piece of architecture.. almost like Portsmouth's own lighthouse, surveying the harbour :)

Millenium Pebbles

by succotash

If going for a walk along Portsmouth and Southsea beach, anywhere from Southsea Castle to Eastney, keep a look out among the shingle for 'millenium pebbles'. This was an art project in 2000 when visitors to the beach were encouraged to mould and decorate clay 'pebbles' which were then numbered and fired and later scattered along the beach. A good way to keep children occupied on a less than brilliant day! Have fun but then throw them back for someone else to enjoy.

Go to the New Forest, not so...

by margaretvn

Go to the New Forest, not so far away.
The New Forest is 375 square kilometres of heath and woodland and is lovely to explore. It is the largest area of unenclosed land in southern England. It was William the Conqueror’s “new forest ” but is actually one of the few primeval oak woods in England. It was a favourite hunting ground for the Norman Kings and it was where William was fatally wounded during a hunting accident in 1100. The New Forest ponies and the deer are a beautiful sight in the woodland, and exploring the villages in the forest is a great way to spend the day. You can get into the forest easily by rail by going to Brockenhurst There is an information centre at the main car park at Lyndhurst (tel. 01703 282269)

Lovely French cuisine

by annase about Montparnasse

Montparnasse offers gorgeous French food made to perfection. The restaurant is fairly small and intimate, perfect for candle light dinners. My partner's colleague recommended getting a table from down stairs and he was definitely right. It was much nicer than the small landing they have at the end of the dining room.

I thought the service was very friendly and efficient. The staff were able to make recommendations and always introduced all the dishes before we started eating them. There was a surprise pre-starter and petit fours also with coffee. We were absolutely stuffed by the end of the dinner, but it was all absolutely lovely.

There is no conventional a la carte menu with separate mains and starters, but you choose either two or three courses from a set menu. In 2010 the two course menu cost £29.50 and three courses £34.50. A few quid supplements apply for certain dishes such as scallops and steak.

Open Tuesday to Saturday for Lunches and Dinners Seafood and meat dishes in this restaurant were one of the loveliest I have ever had in the UK. I had scallop and chorizo starter which was really lovely, the lamb for main course was also gorgeous although maybe a bit small. Desserts were perfect too. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

They also have a pretty extensive wine list with lots of great wines from all over the world.

Spinnaker Tower

by jo104

The tower is taller then both the london eye and big ben and with 350 degree panaromic views it was a worthwhile investment. The day turned out to be really clear & you can see out to the Isle of Wight, the south coast and the beautiful harbour. On the first deck the novelty is a glass floor where you can feel like you are walking on air. View deck 2 has telescopes and the crows nest is open to the elements.

The opening times are from 10am - 6pm or 7pm in summer so an opportunity for a dusk visit could be nice. Adults are GBP7.25, child GBP5.75, seniors or students 6.50.
There is disabled access for floors 1 and 2 only.

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