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Picture No 236. Courtesy of John Duguid Ross .
Year: 1946

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HMS Striker

Duguid wrote the following 'HMS Reggio' going to Tripoli with the boys on board. I was on the Striker her sister ship for 3 weeks. This one landing ships tanks'. Could anyone confirm the name of the ships as Duguid's writing is very indistinct?
It has since been confirmed that the L3516 was actually HMS Striker built 1944, launched 15 February, 1945 and scrapped 1971.
Picture added on 03 May 2006.

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L3516 was hms striker, a tank landing ship built in 1944 – launched 15th Feb 1945 – and scrapped in 1971. One of her sister ships was hms reggio (l3511).
Added by Malcolm McKean on 24 March 2006.

Thanks for the information, Malcolm. The original photograph belonged to my mother. According to Duguid's wording on the photograph he was aboard HMS Striker for 3 weeks and we assumed he had taken the photograph of the sister ship HMS Reggio on her way to Tripoli. We will change the information accordingly.
Added by Noreen and Ann (Administrators) on 25 March 2006.

For more information on this subject see the following website.
Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre.


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