HMS Coventry D118 - HMS Coventry launching & commissioning ceremonies
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HMS COVENTRY

 HMS Coventry launching & commissioning ceremonies

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On 21st June 1974, HMS Coventry was launched by Lady Lewin at Birkenhead. Lady Lewin was provided with a photo album of the day and this album includes photos from that album and the commissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Dockyard (South Railway Jetty) on 10th November 1978. Lady Lewin's son Tim Lewin has kindly provided these photos to Jack Russell for display on the website.


Album cover, 21/06/1974

Official commemorative cover, 21/06/1974

Letter from Cammell Laird, 25/06/1974

Lady Lewin doing her bit!, 21/06/1974

Ready..., 21/06/1974

...and off she goes, 21/06/1974

Afloat for the first time, 21/06/1974

Afloat for the first time, 21/06/1974

Afloat for the first time, 21/06/1974

Afloat for the first time, 21/06/1974

Commissioning ceremony at Pompey, 10/11/1978

Commissioning ceremony at Pompey, 10/11/1978

Commissioning ceremony at Pompey, 10/11/1978

Commissioning ceremony at Pompey, 10/11/1978

Commissioning ceremony at Pompey - with Captain Burne holding the Cross of Nails, 10/11/1978

Commissioning ceremony at Pompey - Captain C.P.O. Burne RN, 10/11/1978

HMS Coventry, 10/11/1978

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