Confusion reigns

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Deepol
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Confusion reigns

Post by Deepol » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:30 pm

Not strictly warships but grey however.....
Three RFAs which were renamed because of confusion with similarly named Naval vessels/ RFAs
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Olynthus-Tyne.jpg
Olynthus completed 1965 by Hawthorn Leslie renamed Olwen in 1967 as she was being confused with the sub Olympus. John Winters' Collection.
Oleander-above.jpg
Oleander from Swan Hunter also in 1965 renamed Olmeda in 1967 to avoid confusion with frigate Leander.
FortGrange-LochLongApr78--001.jpg
Fort Grange built by Scotts' in 1978 which was renamed Fort Rosalie in 2000 as she was getting mixed up with Fort George.
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