HMS Pevensey Castle - Weather Monitor - Admiral Beaufort

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HMS Pevensey Castle

Built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast

Launched on 11 Jan 1944, Commissioned June 1944


 

Pre 1946 with K449 Pennant

Photo The Flower Class Forum


Post 1946 with F449 Pennant

Photo The Flower Class Forum, taken approx 1950


Weather Monitor  (MEDD)

Converted to Weather Monitor in 1960/61 by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd, Commissioned and renamed Weather Monitor by Mrs A.C. Best the wife of the then Director of Services of the Meteorological Office on 12th May 1961


During refit at Blyth in 1960

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Taken at Blyth in 1961 during the naming ceremony by Mrs A.C. Best

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Taken at Blyth in 1961 just after refit

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Taken at Blyth in 1961 just after refit

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James Pottinger


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Crown copyright 2010, the Met Office


 

Brian Hargreaves


Alongside with Weather Adviser

John Forsyth


Alongside with Weather Surveyor in 1968

Paul Jarvis


Day Watson


Day Watson


Ian Lovie


My fathers collection


Monitor, taken around 1967

Tommy Sandham


Richard Woodman


Monitor taken from a Z boat

Tom Keay


Admiral Beaufort

Refitted to Admiral Beaufort in 1976/77 at Manchester Dry Docks Co

The refurbishment consisted of improvement to accommodation, provision of a new fully equipped modern bridge structure, the fitting of a completely new galley, conversion of the ships electrical power supply from dc to ac, automation of the boiler controls, installation of new upper wind finding equipment and the complete re-equipping of the communications installation.

Weather Monitor was renamed Admiral Beaufort by Mrs M Fletcher wife of the Provost of Greenock on 25th May 1977

Her first tour of duty was at station Lima on 30 May 1977 relieving her sister ship Admiral Fitzroy


 

Being converted to Admiral Beaufort 1976

Mike Ridgard


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Crown copyright 2010, the Met Office


Paul Strathdee 1979


Brian Hargreaves


Stuart Cameron


Tom Carreyette


Doug Morgan


In James Watt dock in June 1977

Derek Ogle


 With Admiral Beaufort at Troon waiting to be scrapped

Stuart Cameron


Withdrawn from service in 1981


Being Scrapped in 1982 at Troon

John Bell


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