Page 1 of 2

 

HMS SHAH at Cochin, India, delivering a ferry load of aircraft.

 

 


Shah's crew journey from the UK to Vancouver


 

The RN Receiving Barracks at Asbury Park, New Jersey - The 'X' shaped Berkley Carteret Hotel (front) and the Monterey Hotel (behind)  which together  formed HMS ASBURY. This was the temporary home for thousands of RN crew members joining ships building or being repaired in the US.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

These six photos were taken on the journey across the U.S. from New York to Vancouver, British Colombia.

 

 


 

HMS SHAH alongside in San Francisco having embarked a ferry load of 29 Wildcats, 3 Avengers and 22 Curtiss P-40 Warhawks for transport to Ceylon in January 1944.  (Photo Author's collection)

 

 


Crew photos


 

Some of the crew pose with a Wildcat on the flight deck during the ferry voyage across the Pacific.

 

 

Peter Howard poses with an Avenger on Shah's flight deck in Ceylon. In the photo on the left he is with Ray and Jack.

 

 

Mombasa, Kenya: Peter and Eric (rear), Geordie and Ginger  (front).

 

 

Christmas Dinner 1944 - this photo shows off the American canteen style of messing.

 

 

Christmas 1944 - a film show in the hanger.

 

 


A Christmas fancy dress parade


 

 

Christmas at Trincomalee - a fancy dress parade on the flight deck of HMS SHAH

 

Christmas at Trincomalee - "The Ancient Mariners" performing during a fancy dress parade on the flight deck of HMS SHAH   © IWM (A 27858)

 

 "The Ancient Mariners" performing during a fancy dress parade on the flight deck of HMS SHAH Image: donation from Lawrence House Museum

 

"The Ancient Mariners" look on at the contestants during a fancy dress parade on the flight deck of HMS SHAH

 

 


 

Unless stated otherwise all photos are from the albums of FX 78676 Peter Eric Howard
Aircraft Artificer (Electrical) kindly supplied by his widow Mrs Betty Howard

 

 

Page last edited: 23 November 2017

 Back to HMS SHAH Page | Home page | go to the top  | Page 2 >>