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Ships and "Dits" - 2

The 4 below are of HMS Duchess from S/M Brian Roberts.

 

HMS Duchess, my home from 15th January 1954 to 20th February 1956.

 

On the 24th March 1955 we were in Naples. We were secured stern to the jetty along side the Molo Pascare when we were struck on the starboard bow by the SS Excambion, a 9,644 ton American cargo ship which was manoeuvring to her berth.
 
The damage to the liner was slight but we weren’t so lucky as you can see from the attached photos.
 
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