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HMS Beachampton (M1107) in the Gulf, 1969
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No: 3615   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 1969   Manufacturer: Goole ltd, United Kingdom   Country: High Seas
HMS Beachampton (M1107) in the Gulf, 1969

Photographed during a naval exercise in the Persian Gulf, November 1969.
Built at Goole and launched on 29th June 1953. Displacement 360 tons.
Paid off in January 1985 and sold to Hong Kong.
Picture added on 10 February 2008
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Something is missing!.... an enclosed bridge , maybe a refit later.

Added by David Forbes on 24 September 2009.
I was onboard during this time and the bridge which was my part of ship being the ships signalman, was open. The commanding officer was lt cdr Nigel Brookhouse. the first lt was lt Nigel Essenhigh later commander in chief fleet

Added by JAN EVA on 31 October 2009.
i was onboard 1968 the squadron sailed to Bombay bringing back animals for jufair zoo plus fred the ships monkey

Added by X Ab Ships Diver Chris Crask on 21 November 2009.
I was coxn of BEACHAMPTON in 1971 and we had an open bridge and a dog called ASKIT, and we nearly sank in KARACHI, good times

Added by Ron Cripps on 11 October 2010.
I was the signalman aboard 1963-1964 when part of the Vernon Squadron, and remember painting the interior of the open bridge a very pale blue. During this period she was the start ship for the 1964 Olympic yacht trails held off Poole, and following this circumnavigated the UK, partly in company with HMS Monkton.

Added by Ken Stephenson on 13 October 2010.
A/B Dave Smith. Served on the beach 1974/5 Hong Kong Sqd. Best draft I ever had.

Added by on 11 October 2011.
Served aboard 1970 as POMEM, last commission in the RN.
Enjoyed every minute of it except when we lost Mac a good stoker. RIP buddy.

Added by Roger Youngjohns on 23 February 2013.
Served on Beach on loan draft when in Vernon 1964. Remember fell in on the sweep deck for leaving harbour in Morecambe and we gave a rendition of one of Freddy and the Dreamers hits (dance included) for the watching civvies as we pulled out. Don't think the skipper noticed. My killick used to store his motorbike on the sweep deck. Happy days.

Added by John Carroll (Scouse) on 27 February 2013.
I was on loan to the Beachampton from the Hydra.
we went from Hong Kong To Sonclar in Thailand.
Also remember doing a film for Blue Peter.
I also remember Askit

Added by Dave Blackwell on 22 March 2013.
I was on Beachampton 1971 sweepstoresman 20mm aimer
etc, great draft, Shane Danny Fenton, saw nobby Clarke, (ginge) on TV watching a test match. We
took maxton home from Hong Kong and later did 30 months on Highburton, before 6 months loop shed and out.

Added by Danny Shane Fenton on 20 August 2013.
I served on the Beach from September 70 to July 73. Loved every minute of it. I have photographs of Askit - the commissioning ceremony - fleet exercises. I notice that the number obviously changed from M1107 to M1007 when it became a patrol vessel in Hong Kong - didn't notice at the time though.

Added by Denis Hayward (Brum) stoker at the time. on 08 May 2014.
Nice to see an inclusion from Brum Hayward who I got a glimpse of in the clip 'Dragon Squadron'. On the Beach 71-72

Added by Dave Hallas on 30 June 2014.
Enclosed bridge was fitted during refit in 1971

Added by Scrumpy drummond on 02 March 2015.
I was a friend of A/B Graham Charlton (Charlie) when he was on the Beach in 1971 in HK. We practiced karate together. He asked me to adopt Askit in order to save him. I am living between Baltimore and Washington DC and would love to get in touch with him.

Added by Andy Lowe on 14 February 2017.
I am sure Askit was on board when Lt.cdr Jeremy Blackam was CO.when we were in the gulf in 70/71. The year they took our tot away.

Added by Michael Petch on 21 May 2017.
I was a greenie (OEM) on board in the Gulf, took her to Hong Kong for change over to MAXTON.
Nice to see her sporting her B is B ( Beach is Best ) sweeping flag

Added by Chris a Wilkinson (Brum) on 03 July 2017.
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