Many of you have met or corresponded online with Franklyn Brown, an "elder statesman," so to speak, of the history of WWI subchasers, and to me an invaluable source of support and information over the years. Franklyn moved some time back from his home in Holbrook to a place where he can receive more care, and his son was good enough to save for me a number of papers and files that Franklyn wanted me to have.
One little "find" among these was a set of prints of photographs of his excellent and detailed subchaser model, a set of scans of which were posted recently to the site. The model itself is safely in the hands of his family, who certainly understand the work that went into it, as well as Franklyn's passion for this little corner of history.
My best wishes to Franklyn and his family.
-- Todd Woofenden, Editor
Many new images have been added to the page on Franklyn Brown's chaser model.
Franklyn's model depicts SC 95, one of the chaser that served in the Otranto Barrage and later sailed to Archangel, Russia.
Also from Franklyn's collection is a photograph of SC 25, being hoisted by a crane, added to the Hull Numbers collection. SC 25 served in the Atlantic Fleet.
The SC 356 page in the Hull Numbers Collection has been updated to include several photos showing SC 356 and SC 110 side-by-side, grounded, most likely for hull repairs.
A recently posted photo shows a large-scale model of SC 371 shown as a float in a parade. Does anyone know the location?
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