Special Service Squadron World Cruise 1923-1924
Photo journal of the world cruise of H.M. Ships "Hood," "Repulse", "Dehli", "Danae", "Dragon" and "Dauntless" and H.M.A.S. ship "Adelaide" November 1923 to September 1924
[Route taken - click here for more details]
This site is acts as a portal to the official photo album from the British Special Services Squadron World Cruise 1923-1924 that was given to (or sold?) to the crew. The album belonged to my Grandfather, Albert Edward Scott, who sailed as part of the Special Services Squadron on HMS Repulse. I felt this should be available on the Internet as a fascinating historical document of the times.
All the 348 photos in the album above have been scanned, enlarged and enhanced. I have also included the certificate awarded to the crew on crossing the equator. Some of the original photos are quite small and are much better viewed after this scanning and processing than in the original album. I used Google's "Picasa Web Albums" to host the photos and have included the locations on maps to the best of my abilities! There are comment fields with each photo which I have used where I have found supplementary information. Please feel free to use the commenting tools to add any comments of your own.
A complete crew list is available here.
V.C. Scott O'Connor was a journalist who travelled with the Services Squadron World Cruise on the "Hood" and wrote his experiences up in a book, published in 1925. Further details are excerpts from the book are available here.
Other websites and resources on the Special Services Squadron, the world cruise 1923-1924
Navyphotos.co.uk A collection of Royal Naval Warship Photographs From the Mid. 1800’s to the 21st Century
My Grandfather also served on the Malcolm (at Dunkirk):Brief details