• HMS Ganges

    August 22, 2018

    The above photo shows the decking taken from HMS Ganges broken up at Castles Yard at Cattedown Plymouth in the early 1930s.  The original decking was later supplied to the proprietors of the Burgh Island Hotel located off the south coast of [...]

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    The photograph shown is of the foreshore at the site of the Castles Shipbreaking Yard located at Charlton on the River Thames. The wood has been identified as belonging to two sailing ships and one metal ship broken up by Castles being HMS Duke of [...]

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    Longs Wharf Woolwich

    December 26, 2016

    The photograph above shows the rear yard at Castles Wharf in Woolwich around 1910.  The figureheads of HMS Cressy and HMS Glasgow can be seen in the far background. The former figurehead of HMS Cressy was subsequently displayed on the new Head [...]

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