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    Posted: 04 February 2007 at 7:29pm

Anybody know much about these blockade runner types CAMPER AND NICHOLSON MGBs 502 - 509?  Pictures or drawings would be wonderful.  Book leads that may discuss or show the same would also be welcome. 

 

 

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Hello Richard

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While we all wait for John Lambert and Al Ross's Volume 3 - where there may be some info on these boats - you can try this link

http://www.nelmes.fsnet.co.uk/paxman/blockade.htm

may be something of interest for you

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Hi Angrif

There's plenty of shots of this class on the 'net, this is my favourite.

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Hello there,

 

Just seen shot of 502 above! quite something, is it me or dose she look quite different from other vessels ie Fairmiles etc? any way, a fine looking vessel. Small question, have got a copy of The Yacthsman magzine from winter 1945, yes very just post war!, on the front is a shot of ASR 2268 just launched ex BPB Co. Tride to find her on that web-site listing all UK and foreign navies which I have been onto many times before, ex this site, but can I find it! any one with info re link or on this vessel, would appreciate it. Many thanks,

 

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http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/royal.htm

This one?However it just seems to cover RN and not RAF. I am of course assuming that ASR 2268 would be an RAF vessel.

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Funny I found those sights too.    Thanks for the picture but I am wondering if 502 is the right number. (there was no link)  Is that the 117 foot blockade runners that brought 800 tons of ball bearings and machined goods from Sweden?

Do you have any line drawings on here and what is her armament in 1943?  



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Hi Northeastuser,

Many thanks for the link, now I see it of course I remember it!, quite right it is Royal Naval not RAF but tride that and found not a lot! but will search again, many thanks again.

 

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Hi Again,

 

Just had a look on the link, indeed all naval, but still most interesting. Must be listed somewhere surely, will just have to keep looking.

 

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HISTORIES

502 completed as MGB, became MGB 2002 in 1945, mined in Skagerrak 12/5/45.
503 completed as MGB, became MGB 2003 in 1945.
504 completed as HOPEWELL, became MGB 504 in 1944 and MGB 2004 in 1945.
505 completed as NONSUCH, became MGB 505 in 1944 and MGB 2005 in 1945.
506 completed as GAY VIKING, lost 5/2/45 returning from Sweden to UK, operation "Moonshine". Later raised and refitted. Known to have been in existence in 1970 as a pleasure craft in Bahamas as BAHAMAS VIKING.
507 completed as GAY CORSAIR, became MGB 507 in 1944, and MGB 2007 in 1945. Stranded and foundered off Aberdeen 24/5/45.
508 completed as MASTER STANDFAST, captured by German forces on 2/11/43 during "Operation Bridford".
509

completed as MGB 509, became MGB 2009 in 1945. Converted to gas turbine propulsion (centre shaft) in 1947.

 

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Angrif,

Running ball-bearings

The early Gatric gas-turbine tests (why did they then build the Packard driven Gays and Deltic driven Darks?)



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