Saturday, 1 April 2017

British repair ship HMS Resource was lacking personnel to be laid up according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1937 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine U.S.R. dated 21 October 1937 reporting that the British Royal Navy was forced to laid up the repair ship HMS Resource of the Mediterranean squadron in reserve at Malta. Her technical personnel was needed for the crews of the new destroyers which were on short time to be commissioned. The fleet was increasing in a faster progress than new personnel could be trained.(1)

1. Fleet repair ship ordered on 16 February 1927, laid down at Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England in August 1927, launched on 27 November 1928 and breaking up at Inverkeithing, Scotland completed in February 1954.