Early RN Fleet Air Arm in My Collection

  the Royal Navy introduced aircraft during the First World War. Some early seaplanes operated from tenders like HMS Engadine. The seaplanes were hoisted from the ship and placed in the water, After landing they could be lifted back on board. The photos show several Short 184 large torpedo carrying seaplanes on their mother ships. … More Early RN Fleet Air Arm in My Collection

Some Examples of British WWI Dazzle Camouflage

Dazzle camouflage was developed to help protect  merchant ships from U-boat attacks. Here are a couple of examples of patterns that were applied to Q-ships. Q-ships were commissioned warships that were resigned to look like merchant vessels. The submarine would be tempted to come to the surface in order to complete destroying its prey without … More Some Examples of British WWI Dazzle Camouflage

RN WI warships in my collection that did not receive camouflage

There were many RN warships that never received camouflage paint. Most of the Grand Fleet spent the war in a uniform coat of grey. One of the reasons for thia was that camouflage could deceive an observer regarding the course and speed of the ship. For a fleet of ships maneuvering together this could lead … More RN WI warships in my collection that did not receive camouflage