Military - HMS Andromeda Launch - HM Dockyard, Portsmouth
HMS Andromeda, the Royal Navy's 18th Leander-class frigate, at her launch at HM Dockyard, Portsmouth. She was named by Mrs Gerald Reynold (on dais), wife of the Minister of Defence (administration). The Andromeda, which has a standard displacement of about 2, 000 tons, has an overall length of 372 feet and a beam of 43 feet. It will have a complement of 17 officers and 246 ratings. Her armament will consist of 4.5 inch guns in a twin mounting directed by a fully automatic radar, controlled fire control and gun direction system, a Seacat ship-to-air launcher and anti-submarine mortar. She will also carry a helicopter for anti-submarine use.
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St Giles Cripplegate FF003274
The Church of St Giles and the Barbican Estate, City of London, 1962-4. John Gay (1909-99), cellulose acetate negative. The Church of St Giles in Cripplegate Ward dates from the 16th century, and it is associated with some of the nation's most significant historic figures, including Oliver Cromwell, the author John Bunyan and the poet John Milton. A bombing raid on 29 December 1940 reduced the church to ruins, and the neighbourhood was destroyed by fire. St Giles was restored by 1960 to become the parish church for the high-rise Barbican Estate, designed by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, and built between 1959 and 1982.
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Four crew members enjoying a break, 1950
Four crew members of an engineer's train enjoy a break near Glenfinnan on the West Highland extension line between Fort William and Mallaig, 13 August 1950. The locomotive in the background is a class K2 2-6-0 No 61786 built by the London and North Eastern Railway for use on the West Highland lines where its power was needed on the difficult gradients. The steam crane is being used to unload concrete drainage pipes. The bicycle belongs to the photographer, Reverend Arthur Cawston, who was taking a cycling holiday.
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