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Continuing with some of the ships on which members of the extended family have served. Others are as photographed at varying times during the 1900s and from 2000 onward, by various members of the family, which are acknowledged accordingly.

Royal Yacht Britannia at Melbourne 1956
Royal Yacht Britannia

 

The photograph, left, and that below it were taken when the "Britannia" visited Melbourne for the Olympic Games in 1956.

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

 


Britannia's Motor Boats

"Britannia's" Motor Launches, highly polished brass and woodwork, made from the finest materials. Melbourne 1956

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

Royal Yacht at night, melbourne 1970
The Royal Yacht Britannia
and attendant Destroyer.

Photographed when the "Britannia" visited Melbourne during the Royal Visit of 1970. She was moored alongside the wharf on the River Yarra, ahead of her Royal Navy escourt near Spencer Street.

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

Royal Yacht Britannia's bow, Melbourne 1970

 

This photograph taken the morning after the night shot, above. The paintwork on the hull was outstanding and gave the appearnce of being highly polished.

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

HMS Cardiff

 

HMS "Cardiff" at Rhodes, October 2002,

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

Bow view of HMS Cardiff, Oct 2002

HMS "Cardiff" at Rhodes, October 2002, preparing for the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alemein in WWII.

She was due to sail four days later to Alexandria to head the Allied contingent, which was to consist of British, Australian, and New Zealand forces.

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

HMS Cardiff, Bow Quarter, Oct 2002

HMS Cardiff at Rhodes 2002

HMS Cardiff's stern with helicopter, Oct 2002

HMS "Cardiff" at Rhodes, October 2002, with her helicopter having been 'rolled out' for cleaning and polishing.

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

HMS Cardiff's Divers, Oct 2002.

Divers from HMS "Cardiff" getting 'some hours in' by inspecting the ship's port propellor, which could be seen from the surface through the crystal clear water.

Photographed by Michael Byard
(Michael Byard Collection)

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