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Re: Pictorial Records of the B.C.F book 1916 photo's
Mr. M: I'm afraid not. There aren't any images of New Zealand that I can identify. There are probably 30+ of the BCF steaming, in many cases, amidst towering shorts and overs, but nothing in these shots really identify individual ships except when the contributor scribbled on the back of the photo he supplied. I am going to have some of these scanned and then enlarged....If anything 'pops' up I will post. It won't be very soon...the dollars are tight as I am in the athletic business - and its in the pits right now.
Hi Michael Davis,
R.A. Burt in his book "British Battleships of World War One" states that HMS Indefatigable and HMS New Zealand had their respective torpedo nets removed during the Spring of 1916 and provides a photo showing Indefatigable without nets captioned as being taken a half an hour before her loss. Does your book show a photo of New Zealand in 1916 captioned before, during or after Jutland without nets?
Miles F. McLaughlin
There is a larger replication of this image in "Pictorial Records of the B.C.F.
August, 1914-December, 1916"
It measures about 6.5 inches by 9 inches. There were at least 2 others taken either shortly before or after that image...there are noticeable changes in both the wake and funnel smoke.
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