Ordinary Seaman George Deeks, Sr., R.N. (1920-1986) Collection
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HMS Venerable seen at Malta in Apr. 1945.



HMS Venerable towing a bombing target, the aircraft is seen above after making a practice run.



Commanding officer Captain William A. Dallmeyer, D.S.O., R.N. inspecting the Royal Marine detachment on HMS Venerable.



HMS Venerable (foreground) at Ceylon (Sri Lanka). A Supermarine Walrus and several Fairey Firefly Mk I's of 1851 Naval Air Squadron are seen on the flight deck. An unidentified Colossus class carrier is seen in the background.



HMS Venerable seen at Hong Kong following the surrender in late August 1945. Her flight deck is filled with Vought Corsairs of 1851 Naval Air Squadron and Fairey Barracuda's of 814 Squadron.



HMS Venerable seen at Madrus (Chennai), India in October of 1945. A group of Fairey Barracudas of 814 Squadron are seen on the forward flight deck.



HMS Venerable (foreground) and an unidentified carrier seen at an Australian port in 1946. Several Vought Corsairs of 1851 Naval Air Squadron are seen on the flight deck.



Crewmen seen painting the ship.
(All photos from the O/S George Deeks, Sr., R.N. Collection)
Courtesy of George Deeks, Jr.



This collection consists of mostly undated photographs, it is presented by subject rather than by date.

MaritimeQuest would like to thank George Deeks, Jr. for making this collection available and to Brian Wilson of Scottish War Blinded for scanning this collection and arranging for it to be displayed on the site.


O/S George Deeks, Sr., R.N. Collection
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Page published Feb. 16, 2014



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