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Title: HMS Vernon (Skate)
Post by: hinkinsd on 24 May 2016 08:00:16 PM
My father Petty Officer George Hinkins J.X 255445 joined the RN in November 1925 aged 15-  From the 29 th June 1929 to 2 nd December 1929 the entry reads HMS Vernon (Skate) Can any one tell me what the Skate inside the brackets refers to.
David
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Title: Re: HMS Vernon (Skate)
Post by: spooks1959 on 25 May 2016 08:35:38 AM
The notation Vernon (Skate) indicates that he was serving aboard the R class destroyer H.M.S. Skate and his pay and victualling account was held by H.M.S. Vernon, which was a Torpedo school in Portsmouth.
Title: Re: HMS Vernon (Skate)
Post by: PhiloNauticus on 26 May 2016 05:15:01 PM

See:

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-10DD-05S-HMS_Skate.htm