World Cruise Visits & Events
The pictures you see below depict places visited, dignitaries visiting and other events photographed during the cruise. To see the full contents visit the museum and ask to see the "World Cruise of the British Special Service Squadron 1923 - 1924" Album
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Ceremony of 'Crossing The Line'
King Neptune On HMS DELHI
King Neptune's Bears
Rear Admiral Brand (on right) and Captain Pipon RN after their 'Crossing the Line' investiture.
The good captain doesn't look best pleased.
Another Royal Navy Tradition
When visiting a foreign port the ships company entertain local children on board.
The style has changed over the years but it used to consist of Jack dressing up in Pirate rig, rides on hastily constructed equipment and of course soft drinks, jelly and cakes.
A random selection of photographs follows
To appreciate the full extent of this remarkable album visit the museum
Crew in Tropical Rig
Visitors at Fremantle
Visitors at Melbourne
HMS HOOD Concert Party
Never Miss An Opportunity
One for the 'Clankys' (Engine Room Staff) Cruiser Boiler room Control
Run Ashore with Local Hunters
Engine Room Staff Run Ashore
The Museum has obtained a number of souvenir books relating to the visit to Australia, Singapore and Canada by the Special Service Squadron during 1924.
Due to the age and condition of these books only limited reproduction is possible for display on this site. However they can be viewed by researchers and other interested parties by prior arrangement.