Posted 1 year ago
Photo on left is my Grandfathers cousin Bill Friar Kent England, from his hat I was able to make out the letters HMS Bas, the only name that fits is the HMS Basilisk. From the style of photo it could have been one of two ships with that name. One was a Beagle-class steel screw sloop launched in 1889. She became a coal hulk and was renamed C 7, finally being sold into civilian service in 1905. The other was a Beagle-class destroyer launched in 1910 and sold in 1921. The only way to know for sure would be to find crew lists.
The second photo is another cousin from England, it was taken between 1903-1908. The photo was taken at the Charlsewood & Morchon studio, 6 High Street, Old Brompton, Kent
Can anyone help with rank & any other info their uniforms might tell.