Able Seaman Kenneth Lord, R.N. Collection
(1923-2001)
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HMS Unicorn possibly seen shortly after commissioning.



January 1944: HMS Illustrious en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.
(The 1st Battle Squadron including HM battleships Queen Elizabeth, Valiant, HM battlecruiser Renown, HM aircraft carriers Illustrious and Unicorn along with a destroyer screen departed the U.K. on Dec. 30, 1943 en route to the Pacific theater. The assumption is that the series of photographs shown on this page were taken during this voyage.)



January 1944: HMS Illustrious en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.



January 1944: HMS Illustrious en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.



January 1944: HMS Queen Elizabeth en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.



January 1944: HMS Queen Elizabeth en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.



January 1944: HMS Renown en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.



January 1944: HMS Renown en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.



January 1944: HMS Renown en route to the Pacific seen from HMS Unicorn.
All photos from the Able Seaman Kenneth Lord, R.N. Collection
Courtesy of Lesley Mills
Scans by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.
Kenneth Lord joined the Royal Navy on Jan. 14, 1942. After training at HMS Raleigh, HMS Victory, HMS Drake and HMS Caroline he joined the commissioning crew of HMS Unicorn on Jan. 14, 1943. He remained in Unicorn throughout the Second World War and left the ship on Apr. 16, 1946. Kenneth was demobbed on July 2, 1946.

The collection presented here was shows the activities and ports of call of HMS Unicorn during her wartime duty. MaritimeQuest is grateful to his daughter Lesley Mills for providing access to the collection. Thanks are also due to Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M. for scanning and cataloging the collection.


Kenneth Lord, R.N. Collection
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Page published Apr. 30, 2014



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