In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
Hamish served in the Merchant Marine during the First World War as a Midshipman and survived his ship being torpedoed. He volunteered to served in the Second World War and again survived the sinking of the ship he was serving in when HMS RAJPUTANA was torpedoed and sunk near Iceland.
Ships served in:
(HM00) Hamish McClay aged 16 at Malta
(HM01) - Luncheon menu from SS RAJPUTANA 05 Mar 1939 (HM01) SS RAJPUTANA postcard (HM03) Gunnery drills on HMS RAJPUTANA (HM04) Sailors on HMS RAJPUTANA relaxing on deck. One of her 6-inch guns is visible on the port side (HM05) Forward starboard side 6-inch gun on HMS RAJPUTANA
(HM06) HMS RAJPUTANA taking a wave over her bow (HM07) Hamish McClay beside a 6-inch gun on HMS RAJPUTANA (HM08-HM10) Engine room of HMS RAJPUTANA
(HM11) Guard aboard HMS RAJPUTANA - reason for the guard unknown (HM12) Article on Stoker Frank C. Davidson surviving the sinking of HMS RAJPUTANA (HM13) Article on Andrew Buster Winn returning home on leave after surviving the sinking of HMS RAJPUTANA